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    It's time once again to consider the candidates for the annual Stella Awards. The Stella's are named after 81-year-old Stella Liebeck who spilled coffee on herself and successfully sued McDonalds. That case inspired the Stella Awards for the most frivolous successful lawsuits in the United States.


    The following are this year's candidates:


    1. Kara Walton of Claymont, Delaware, successfully sued the owner of a nightclub 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 expenses.

    2. 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.

    3. 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.

    4. A. Philadelphia restaurant was ordered to pay Amber Carson of Lancaster, Pennsylvania, $113,500 a! after she slipped on a soft drink spill 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.

    5. 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 reenter 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.

    6. A jury of her peers awarded Kathleen Robertson of Austin, Texas, $780,000 after breaking her ankle by 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.

    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.

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    Stella Awards...OMG!

    i don't think there's anything higher on my list of things I abso-fucking-lutely hate than these people.... fuck them.

    on a related issue, i actually was able to read a case study on the McDonald's woman while taking a business law class... she had some SERIOUSLY bad burns on her entire groin, legs ect... i can't remember the actual temp of the coffee, but it was a RETARTDEDLY high temperature JUST shy of boiling. somewhere around 300000000000 F so her case i can somewhat understand... but these stupid fucks.... they deserved everything they got, cept for the favorable verdict

    of course number 4 I fucking love... immagine being the boyfriend & seeing your bitch GF break her ASS bone cuz she slipped on a drink she threw all over you.... my god i'd be laughin my ass off

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    Stella Awards...OMG!

    Originally posted by OreoGaborio
    i don't think there's anything higher on my list of things I abso-fucking-lutely hate than these people.... fuck them.

    on a related issue, i actually was able to read a case study on the McDonald's woman while taking a business law class... she had some SERIOUSLY bad burns on her entire groin, legs ect... i can't remember the actual temp of the coffee, but it was a RETARTDEDLY high temperature JUST shy of boiling. somewhere around 300 F so her case i can somewhat understand... but these stupid fucks.... they deserved everything they got, cept for the favorable verdict

    of course number 4 I fucking love... immagine being the boyfriend & seeing your bitch GF break her ASS bone cuz she slipped on a drink she threw all over you.... my god i'd be laughin my ass off
    I agree with almost everything you said but at last check water boils at 212 degrees

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    Stella Awards...OMG!

    so shoot me like i said... i didn't remember the temp, i just said it was retartedly fucking hot... hot enough to give her 2nd & 3rd degree burns all over her groin & ass... would you want that?

    i doubt i'll be able to find the case study i have, but i'll take a look around... i'm sure i could probably find somethin on the net, too

    EDIT: here's a little somethin - http://www.lad.org/TPJ/18/the_image.htm

    Nevertheless... this thread isn't about her... it's about REALLY stupid BS cases that have really given the US a bad rep for whiney bitches that demand money to compensate for our own stupidity.

    ah... here's a really good one defending her - http://knoxlawyers.tripod.com/McDonalds.htm - this one is DEFINITELY worth a read, especially for people who think her case was frivilous & greedy on her part

    and i edited the temp in my original post

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    I don't believe any of those listed are true. They are either not telling the whole story or withholding key facts.

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    Stella Awards...OMG!

    Actually, those are the bogus stella awards

    here are the real ones.

    Which aren't, unfortunately, nearly as funny

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    Stella Awards...OMG!

    Stephen Joseph ..... HOW DARE YOU TRY & SUE OREO!!!!

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    Originally posted by Honclfibr
    Actually, those are the bogus stella awards

    here are the real ones.

    Which aren't, unfortunately, nearly as funny
    "And the winner of the 2003 True Stella Awards: The City of Madera, Calif. Madera police officer Marcy Noriega had the suspect from a minor disturbance handcuffed in the back of her patrol car. When the suspect started to kick at the car's windows, Officer Noriega decided to subdue him with her Taser. Incredibly, instead of pulling her stun gun from her belt, she pulled her service sidearm and shot the man in the chest, killing him instantly. The city, however, says the killing is not the officer's fault; it argues that "any reasonable police officer" could "mistakenly draw and fire a handgun instead of the Taser device" and has filed suit against Taser, arguing the company should pay for any award from the wrongful death lawsuit the man's family has filed. What a slur against every professionally trained police officer who knows the difference between a real gun and a stun gun! And what a cowardly attempt to escape responsibility for the actions of its own under-trained officer. "

    ok this one would get my vote too. Thank God they didnt have many tasers when i was youger. if i didn't get shot I sure as hell would be crispy.

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    Originally posted by Cowboyrider
    It's time once again to consider the candidates for the annual Stella Awards. The Stella's are named after 81-year-old Stella Liebeck who spilled coffee on herself and successfully sued McDonalds. That case inspired the Stella Awards for the most frivolous successful lawsuits in the United States.
    As an interesting aside to this, I was reading "Lawyers Weekly" (it was in the john at the law office I work for, dont think I read crap like that normally ), and they had some interesting facts about the Stella Liebeck case -

    1 - She tried to settle the case with McDonalds before going to court, for the $20,000 in doctor bills that she owed.

    2 - McDonalds' counter offer was $800.

    3 - Coffee served at the temp McD's used to serve can burn all soft tissue clear to the bone in seven seconds.

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    Re: Re: Stella Awards...OMG!

    Originally posted by highsider
    As an interesting aside to this, I was reading "Lawyers Weekly" (it was in the john at the law office I work for, dont think I read crap like that normally ), and they had some interesting facts about the Stella Liebeck case -

    1 - She tried to settle the case with McDonalds before going to court, for the $20,000 in doctor bills that she owed.

    2 - McDonalds' counter offer was $800.

    3 - Coffee served at the temp McD's used to serve can burn all soft tissue clear to the bone in seven seconds.
    Originally posted by OreoGaborio
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    JURY duty

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    I went to Jury duty and the case was:

    Family from North Andover sues Starbucks for coffee burns on their daugther.

    I was excused from the Jury but I WAS KILLIN' to be on it.

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    Stella Awards...OMG!

    People like the Starbucks case need to stop drinking coffee and start drinking

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