A Warning label on Air Jordans

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"A PIMP is suing Nike for $US100 million ($111 million) after being convicted for brutally stomping a man while wearing a pair of Air Jordans.

Sirgiorgiro Clardy, 26, claims the shoe manufacturer should have placed a label in the sneakers warning consumers they could be used as a dangerous weapon, Oregon Live reports.

The US man was handed a 100-year prison sentence last year for repeatedly stomping the face of a john who was trying to leave a Portland hotel without paying Clardy's prostitute in June 2012. The man required plastic surgery and stitches."

Pimp Sirgiorgiro Clardy, 26, sues Nike for $111m after brutally stomping customer with Air Jordans | News.com.au


He just may have a little spring in his step while wearing those Air Jordans in the pokey....and you know why they call it the pokey.
 

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if a woman can win a lawsuit for burning her thighs with coffee while driving claiming she should have had the warning that the coffee is hot I do not see any reason the stupid judge won't take this bogus lawsuit and even more stupid jury won't award the pimp his millions.

Anything which is outside the realm of COMMON SENSE is possible in America.
 
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if a woman can win a lawsuit for burning her thighs with coffee while driving claiming she should have had the warning that the coffee is hot I do not see any reason the stupid judge won't take this bogus lawsuit and even more stupid jury won't award the pimp his millions.

Anything which is outside the realm of COMMON SENSE is possible in America.

If that happens he will be jumping for joy in his prison cell.
 

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if a woman can win a lawsuit for burning her thighs with coffee while driving claiming she should have had the warning that the coffee is hot I do not see any reason the stupid judge won't take this bogus lawsuit and even more stupid jury won't award the pimp his millions.

Anything which is outside the realm of COMMON SENSE is possible in America.

If that happens he will be jumping for joy in his prison cell.
if the other has happened this might happen as well.
 

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"A PIMP is suing Nike for $US100 million ($111 million) after being convicted for brutally stomping a man while wearing a pair of Air Jordans.

Sirgiorgiro Clardy, 26, claims the shoe manufacturer should have placed a label in the sneakers warning consumers they could be used as a dangerous weapon, Oregon Live reports.

The US man was handed a 100-year prison sentence last year for repeatedly stomping the face of a john who was trying to leave a Portland hotel without paying Clardy's prostitute in June 2012. The man required plastic surgery and stitches."

Pimp Sirgiorgiro Clardy, 26, sues Nike for $111m after brutally stomping customer with Air Jordans | News.com.au


He just may have a little spring in his step while wearing those Air Jordans in the pokey....and you know why they call it the pokey.

amazing, just amazing.
 

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I remember this case very well...
The husband who owned the dry cleaners became ill while this was going on.
They had to close one of their locations,and I see in this story they lost the business.

?Pants Judge? Roy Pearson Strikes Out in Court - Law Blog - WSJ

Nothing shocks me anymore in the legal system...

Illegals driving without a drivers license or insurance gets pulled over as many as 20 times finally kills two teenagers.
Child rapist gets a suspended sentence....

The system is whacked out.
I would not be surprised if this guy gets the court to agree with him on some level..
 

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It most likely won't amount to much. That said, there are warning labels on cloths irons to not iron your cloths while wearing them.

Stupidity has few boundaries.
 

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He has a strong argument that Nikes make you do crazy things.

 

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if a woman can win a lawsuit for burning her thighs with coffee while driving claiming she should have had the warning that the coffee is hot I do not see any reason the stupid judge won't take this bogus lawsuit and even more stupid jury won't award the pimp his millions.

Anything which is outside the realm of COMMON SENSE is possible in America.
Yep.
 

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if a woman can win a lawsuit for burning her thighs with coffee while driving claiming she should have had the warning that the coffee is hot I do not see any reason the stupid judge won't take this bogus lawsuit and even more stupid jury won't award the pimp his millions.

Anything which is outside the realm of COMMON SENSE is possible in America.
If HE had been hurt by the shoes he may have something to say, as it is there is no duty on the part of Nike to warn him that he could use the shoes as a weapon.
 

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"A PIMP is suing Nike for $US100 million ($111 million) after being convicted for brutally stomping a man while wearing a pair of Air Jordans.

Sirgiorgiro Clardy, 26, claims the shoe manufacturer should have placed a label in the sneakers warning consumers they could be used as a dangerous weapon, Oregon Live reports.

The US man was handed a 100-year prison sentence last year for repeatedly stomping the face of a john who was trying to leave a Portland hotel without paying Clardy's prostitute in June 2012. The man required plastic surgery and stitches."

Pimp Sirgiorgiro Clardy, 26, sues Nike for $111m after brutally stomping customer with Air Jordans | News.com.au


He just may have a little spring in his step while wearing those Air Jordans in the pokey....and you know why they call it the pokey.
Oh for fucks sake!
 

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if a woman can win a lawsuit for burning her thighs with coffee while driving claiming she should have had the warning that the coffee is hot I do not see any reason the stupid judge won't take this bogus lawsuit and even more stupid jury won't award the pimp his millions.

Anything which is outside the realm of COMMON SENSE is possible in America.
This is true. His chances of winning his case greatly increase if it's a blue state he's sueing from.
 

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if a woman can win a lawsuit for burning her thighs with coffee while driving claiming she should have had the warning that the coffee is hot I do not see any reason the stupid judge won't take this bogus lawsuit and even more stupid jury won't award the pimp his millions.

Anything which is outside the realm of COMMON SENSE is possible in America.
Maybe if you knew what you were talking about, you'd make sense.

https://www.ttla.com/index.cfm?pg=McDonaldsCoffeeCaseFacts

Stella Liebeck, 79 years old, was sitting in the passenger seat of her grandson’s car having purchased a cup of McDonald’s coffee. After the car stopped, she tried to hold the cup securely between her knees while removing the lid. However, the cup tipped over, pouring scalding hot coffee onto her. She received third-degree burns over 16 percent of her body, necessitating hospitalization for eight days, whirlpool treatment for debridement of her wounds, skin grafting, scarring, and disability for more than two years.

Despite these extensive injuries, she offered to settle with McDonald’s for $20,000. However, McDonald’s refused to settle. The jury awarded Liebeck $200,000 in compensatory damages -- reduced to $160,000 because the jury found her 20 percent at fault -- and $2.7 million in punitive damages for McDonald’s callous conduct. (To put this in perspective, McDonald's revenue from coffee sales alone is in excess of $1.3 million a day.) The trial judge reduced the punitive damages to $480,000. Subsequently, the parties entered a post-verdict settlement.



•By corporate specifications, McDonald's sells its coffee at 180 to 190 degrees Fahrenheit;
•Coffee at that temperature, if spilled, causes third-degree burns (the skin is burned away down to the muscle/fatty-tissue layer) in two to seven seconds;
•The chairman of the department of mechanical engineering and bio-mechanical engineering at the University of Texas testified that this risk of harm is unacceptable, as did a widely recognized expert on burns, the editor in chief of the leading scholarly publication in the specialty, the Journal of Burn Care and Rehabilitation;
•McDonald's admitted that it has known about the risk of serious burns from its scalding hot coffee for more than 10 years -- the risk was brought to its attention through numerous other claims and suits, to no avail;
•From 1982 to 1992, McDonald's coffee burned more than 700 people, many receiving severe burns to the genital area, perineum, inner thighs, and buttocks;
•Not only men and women, but also children and infants, have been burned by McDonald's scalding hot coffee, in some instances due to inadvertent spillage by McDonald's employees;


In refusing to grant a new trial in the case, Judge Robert Scott called McDonald's behavior “callous.” Moreover, “the day after the verdict, the news media documented that coffee at the McDonald's in Albuquerque [where Liebeck was burned] is now sold at 158 degrees. This will cause third-degree burns in about 60 seconds, rather than in two to seven seconds [so that], the margin of safety has been increased as a direct consequence of this verdict.”
 

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