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It's time once again to consider the candidates for the annual X


81-year-old Stella Liebeck who spilled coffeeon herself and successfully sued McDonalds. That case inspired the X Awards for the most frivolous successful lawsuits in the United States. The following are this year's candidates:

1.Kathleen Robertson of Austin, Texas, was awarded $780,000 by a jury of

her peers after breaking her ankle tripping over a toddler who was running

inside a furniture store. The owners of the store were understandably

surprised at the verdict, considering the misbehaving little toddler was

Ms. Robertson's son.

2.A 19-year-old Carl Truman of Los Angeles won $74,000 and medical

expenses when his neighbor ran over his hand with a Honda Accord. Mr.

Truman apparently didn't notice there was someone at the wheel of the car

when he was trying to steal his neighbor's hub caps.

3.Terrence Dickson of Bristol, Pennsylvania, was leaving a house he had

just finished robbing by way of the garage. He was not able to get the

garage door to go up since the automatic door opener was malfunctioning.

He couldn't re-enter the house because the door connecting the house and

garage locked when he pulled it shut. The family was on vacation, and

Mr.Dickson found himself locked in the garage for eight days. He subsisted

on a case of Pepsi he found, and a large bag of dry dog food. He sued the

homeowner's insurance claiming the situation caused him undue mental

anguish. The jury agreed to the tune of $500,000.

4.Jerry Williams of Little Rock, Arkansas, was awarded $14,500 and

medical expenses after being bitten on the buttocks by his next door

neighbor's beagle. The beagle was on a chain in its owner's fenced yard.

The award was less than sought because the jury felt the dog might have

been just a little provoked at the time by Mr. Williams who was shooting it

repeatedly with a pellet gun.

5.A Philadelphia restaurant was ordered to pay Amber Carson of Lancaster,

Pennsylvania, $113,500 after she slipped on a soft drink and broke her

coccyx (tailbone). The beverage was on the floor because Ms. Carson had

thrown it at her boyfriend 30 seconds earlier during an argument.

6.Kara Walton of Claymont, Delaware, successfully sued the owner of a

night club in a neighboring city when she fell from the bathroom window to

the floor and knocked out her two front teeth. This occurred while Ms.

Walton was trying to sneak through the window in the ladies room to avoid

paying the $3.50 cover charge. She was awarded $12,000 and dental


7.This year's favorite could easily be Mr. Merv Grazinski of Oklahoma

City, Oklahoma. Mr. Grazinski purchased a brand new 32-foot Winnebago motor

home. On his first trip home, having driven onto the freeway, he set the

cruise control at 70 mph and calmly left the drivers seat to go into the

back and make himself a cup of coffee. Not surprisingly, the R.V. left the

freeway, crashed and overturned. Mr. Grazinski sued Winnebago for not

advising him in the owner's manual that he couldn't actually do this. The

jury awarded him $1,750,000 plus a new motor home. The company actually

changed their manuals on the basis of this suit, just in case there were

any other complete morons buying their recreation vehicles.

Well there you have it


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No worries, X, there isn't anyone one on this board that comes close to cracking me up like you do, even when you're supposedly dead serious. tongue.gif

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These stories may not be true , but does any body know how the obese boys lawsuit against Mcdonalds is going wacko.gif

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