Dec 30, 2010

RE: MedicalConspiracies- Stella Awards


·         I did some checking on these stories and found out that they aren't true.  I am glad, because if they were true, the people that were on the juries must have been on crack.  The last story on the motor home started on the early 1970's that has been changed a few times since.   Here is what I found.




 Topic: Stella awards of Lawsuits...unbelievable! (OT)

Grannie's <> Dec 29 09:47PM -0800 ^

Stella Awards
It's time again for the annual "Stella Awards." For those unfamiliar
with these awards, they are named after 81-year-old Stella Liebeck who
spilled hot coffee on herself and successfully sued the McDonald's in
New Mexico , where she purchased coffee. You remember, she took the lid
off the coffee and put it between her knees while she was driving. Who
would ever think one could get burned doing that, right? That's right;
these are awards for the most outlandish lawsuits and verdicts in the
U.S. You know, the kinds of cases that make you scratch your head and
say WTF. So keep your head scratcher handy.
Here are the Stellas for the past year:
Kathleen Robertson of Austin , Texas , was awarded $80,000 by a jury
of her peers after breaking her ankle tripping over a toddler who was
running inside a furniture store. The store owners were understandably
surprised by the verdict, considering the running toddler was her own son.
Start scratching!
Carl Truman, 19, of Los Angeles , California , won $74,000 plus
medical expenses when his neighbor ran over his hand with a Honda
Accord. Truman apparently didn't notice there was someone at the wheel
of the car when he was trying to steal his neighbor's hubcaps.
Scratch some more...
Terrence Dickson, of Bristol , Pennsylvania , who was leaving a house
he had just burglarized by way of the garage. Unfortunately for Dickson,
the automatic garage door opener malfunctioned and he could not get the
garage door to open. Worse, he couldn't re-enter the house because the
door connecting the garage to the house locked when Dickson pulled it
shut. Forced to sit for eight, count 'em, EIGHT days and survive on a
case of Pepsi and a large bag of dry dog food, he sued the homeowner's
insurance company claiming undue mental anguish. Amazingly, the jury
said the insurance company must pay Dickson $500,000 for his anguish. We
should all have this kind of anguish. Keep scratching .. There are
Double hand scratching after this one.....
Jerry Williams, of Little Rock, Arkansas, garnered 4th Place in the
Stella's when he was awarded $14,500 plus medical expenses after being
bitten on the butt by his next door neighbor's beagle - even though the
beagle was on a chain in its owner's fenced yard. Williams did not get
as much as he asked for because the jury believed the beagle might have
been provoked at the time of the butt bite because Williams had climbed
over the fence into the yard and repeatedly shot the dog with a pellet gun.
Pick a new spot to scratch, you're getting a bald spot..
Amber Carson of Lancaster, Pennsylvania, because a jury ordered a
Philadelphia restaurant to pay her $113,500 after she slipped on a
spilled soft drink and broke her tailbone. The reason the soft drink was
on the floor: Ms. Carson had thrown it at her boyfriend 30 seconds
earlier during an argument.
Only two more so ease up on the scratching....
Kara Walton, of Claymont , Delaware , sued the owner of a night club
in a nearby city because she fell from the bathroom window to the floor,
knocking out her two front teeth. Even though Ms.Walton was trying to
sneak through the ladies room window to avoid paying the $3.50 cover
charge, the jury said the night club had to pay her $12,000 ..... oh,
yeah, plus dental expenses.
OK. Here we go!!
This year's runaway First Place Stella Award winner was: Mrs. Merv
Grazinski, of Oklahoma City , Oklahoma , who purchased new 32-foot
Winnebago motor home. On her first trip home, from an OU football game,
having driven on to the freeway, she set the cruise control at 70 mph
and calmly left the driver's seat to go to the back of the Winnebago to
make herself a sandwich. Not surprisingly, the motor home left the
freeway, crashed and overturned. Also not surprisingly, Mrs. Grazinski
sued Winnebago for not putting in the owner's manual that she couldn't
actually leave the driver's seat while the cruise control was set. The
Oklahoma jury awarded her -- are you sitting down? --- $1,750,000 PLUS a
new motor home. Winnebago actually changed their manuals as a result of
this suit, just in case Mrs. Grazinski has any relatives who might also
buy a motor home.
Are we, as a society, getting more stupid ....
or are more members of Congress
serving on juries these days?


Grannie's <> Dec 29 04:05PM -0800 ^

*If your brain works normally this is neat.* <>
This is another example of an amazing illusion!!! The last sentence is
so true. <>
If your eyes follow the movement of the rotating pink dot, the dots will
remain only one color, pink. <>
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However if you stare at the black "+" in the centre, the moving dot
turns to green. <>
Now, concentrate on the black "+" in the centre of the picture. After a
short period, all the pink dots will slowly disappear, and you will only
see only a single green dot rotating. <>
It's amazing how our brain works. There really is no green dot , and the
pink ones really don't disappear. This should be proof enough, we don't
always see what we think we see. <>
Send this to all of your friends and amaze them. <>


Grannie's <> Dec 29 03:43PM -0800 ^

*/Just in case we are feeling sorry for ourselves! This puts it all in
And we complain about the cold weather
and 10" of snow!!!!!!
I told you to put the windows up last night!
Is this guy a leftist?


BOB ROSE <> Dec 29 11:24AM -0800 ^

"WHY RELIGIOUS PEOPLE ARE SCARED OF ATHEIST" is an article added 12/29 as a the last mid-week entry for 2010, to the page of the Truth Quest website. Could they be normal people too, even though their lives are not controlled by certain doctrines ??  Best wishes,  Bob


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