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    Time once again to review the winners of the Annual "Stella Awards."

    The Stella Awards are named after 81 year-old Stella Liebeck who spilled
    hot coffee on herself and successfully sued McDonald's (in NM).
    That case inspired the Stella Awards for the most frivolous, ridiculous,
    successful lawsuits in the United States.

    Here are this year's winners:

    7th Place: 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 owners of the store were
    understandably surprised at the verdict, considering the misbehaving
    little toddler was Ms. Robertson's son.

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    6th Place : 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. Trum apparently didn't notice there was someone at the wheel of
    the car when he was trying to steal his neighbor's hubcaps.

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    5th Place : Terrence ****son 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 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. ****son 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. In my opinion this is
    outrageous that it should have been 2nd Place! You'll see why it doesn't
    remotely come close to First Place as you read on!

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    4th Place: 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 originally sought, because the jury felt the dog
    might have been just a little provoked at the time, by Mr. Williams who
    had climbed over the fence into the yard and was shooting it repeatedly with
    a pellet gun.

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    3rd Place: 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.

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    2nd Place: 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 expenses.
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    1st Place: This year's runaway winner was Mrs. Merv Grazinski of
    Oklahoma City, Oklahoma. Mrs. Grazinski purchased a brand new 32-foot Winnebago motor home. On her first trip home, (from an OU football game), having driven onto the freeway, she set the cruise control at 70 mph and calmly
    left the drivers seat to go into the back & make herself a sandwich. Not
    surprisingly, the RV left the freeway, crashed and overturned.
    Mrs.Grazinski sued Winnebago for not advising her in the owner's manual
    that she couldn't actually do this. The jury awarded her $1,750,000 plus
    a new motor home!! The company actually changed their manuals on the basis
    of this suit, just in case


    Thanks to Bronco4Life and Medford Bronco for signature

    Rest in Peace - Darrent (27) and Damien (29

  • #2
    dont you just hate stupid people. But also the legal system for agreeing with these people
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    • #3
      PLEASE tell me this is comedy before i go shoot someone. . . .



      :brick: :hammer: :brick: :hammer: :brick:
      Officially Objectified by the GPA

      rest in peace, darrent williams and damien nash-- you will be missed!!

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      • #4
        Absolutely hilarious...................but what ever happened to common sense in law?
        The Whiskyteers ~ One for all, and all for MORE!!!!

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        BFC.........D Will #27.............D Nash #29
        You'll Never Walk Alone




        Spiffing sig, MasterShake :cheers:

        You know, in certain older civilized cultures, when men failed as entirely as you have, they would throw themselves on their swords ~ The Operative, Serenity

        Maybe Slowick should pay attention

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        • #5
          The ones that always irk me are the criminals who injure themselves "on the job" and get compensation for it.

          Just ridiculous.


          "When Kepler found his long-cherished belief did not agree with the most precise observation, he accepted the uncomfortable fact. He preferred the hard truth to his dearest illusions; that is the heart of science."
          - Carl Sagan

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          • #6
            The worst of this isn't the people doing the suing. It's the jury's giving them rewards for their stupidity.

            They should be giving the jurors stupitity awards.

            There are two kinds of teams in the AFCW; The losers and the Broncos!!!

            I Support our Troops!
            How do you expect me to have a RED WHITE and BLUE sig when the background is obnoxious white?

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            • #7
              The thing with suits is that it only has to be more likely than not that the reason they are suing is the cause of stupidity. Common sense tells us not to leave the driver's seat of a Winnebago while going 70 mph. But since their was no warning for complete idiots that you shouldn't leave the driver's seat while driving, the company is liable for the idiots accidents caused by what they don't say in the manual.

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              • #8
                Personally, I think if you don't have enough common sense to know that cruise control doesn't drive for you or, you are engaged in a criminal act, you should not be rewarded. End of story.

                There are two kinds of teams in the AFCW; The losers and the Broncos!!!

                I Support our Troops!
                How do you expect me to have a RED WHITE and BLUE sig when the background is obnoxious white?

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                • #9
                  yeah but the law doesn't

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                  • #10
                    Then we need to change the law.

                    EDIT:

                    And another thing, if were on one of those jury's, they would not have gotten the award.

                    There are two kinds of teams in the AFCW; The losers and the Broncos!!!

                    I Support our Troops!
                    How do you expect me to have a RED WHITE and BLUE sig when the background is obnoxious white?

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                    • #11
                      I think that anyone who leaves the driver seat of a Winnebago going 70 mph shouldn't be driving.

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                      • #12
                        Originally posted by Lord of the Dance
                        I think that anyone who leaves the driver seat of a Winnebago going 70 mph shouldn't be driving.

                        Agreed, and that raises the question of: How did they figure out a way to get a winnebago in the first place?

                        There are two kinds of teams in the AFCW; The losers and the Broncos!!!

                        I Support our Troops!
                        How do you expect me to have a RED WHITE and BLUE sig when the background is obnoxious white?

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                        • #13
                          Originally posted by Day1BroncoFan
                          Agreed, and that raises the question of: How did they figure out a way to get a winnebago in the first place?
                          what do u mean?

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                          • #14
                            70 is MY cruise control lol/j/k

                            Funny stuff thanks.

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                            • #15
                              There are many people with zero common sense. If you have a prescription - look at the bottle. I am looking at one of mine, and it says "Take one tablet by mouth" - HOW IN THE HECK ELSE WOULD YOU TAKE IT????? Stick it in your ear!!! And why is this on the prescription bottle - either because someone convinced a jury that there was not proper instructions on how to take this, and they tried taking it some other way than by mouth, or the pharmacies were afraid if they did not put this instruction on the bottle, they could be sued.


                              Thanks to Bronco4Life and Medford Bronco for signature

                              Rest in Peace - Darrent (27) and Damien (29

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