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    In Old Saybrook, Conn., in October 2004, Alan Hauser, who was parked with engine running, sitting with his mother-in-law, accidentally hit the accelerator, causing the SUV to jump a curb and plunge down an embankment into the Connecticut River, where rescuers (who were later cited for heroism) pulled the woman out 30 minutes later. (Hauser managed on his own.) The woman, 75, suffered serious brain damage from being submerged, and in August filed a lawsuit against the city for not having guardrails, not having regular patrols of trained and equipped rescuers, and not having more signs warning people of the danger of falling into the river. (Hauser was also sued, but the family's original plan, to sue individual rescuers, was scuttled.)

    [New Haven Register, 8-10-05]
     
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    What is it about Americans that gives them this outrageous sense of entitlement, that nothing bad should ever happen to them, and if it does it's always someone elses fault?
     
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    Tort reform, Tort reform NOW!!!!

    And a loser pays system!
     
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    Amen to that! Do you think it could ever happen? There are few things more tedious than being on the receiving end of frivolous lawsuits.
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    it is not americans it is those that think that others are responsible for their mishaps and that it is the governments responsibility to take care of them.................hmmmmmmmmmmmmmm....who does this sound like?
     
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    I think the first thing that needs to happen, is for the insurance co. to stop settling.
    They have started this whole thing really with the practice of settling, IMO. If they'd fight (in court) I don't think we'd see so many frivolous suits.

    Do I think we'll see tort reform? I don't expect it...I think loser pays would be a much better deterrent really.
     
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    Agreed---lawyers are untouchable and everyone knows it.
     
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    :laugh:

    My favorite is the lady who sued McDonalds for making her son fat. :cool:
     
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    Mine is the one where the women with a wild child in a furniture store falls over her own kid and sues the store.
     
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    now my favorite was the woman in grenich (sp?) who son , i think was about 5 or so, was a "model". well he got hurt playing in a park (go figure). and she was wanting to sue the city for lost wages.
     

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