Ron Pickering W3FJW
Jun 15, 2006, 11:18 AM
Post #20 of 34
Getting older and still not down here.
It's the litigiousness in the US that makes things like homeowner's insurance etc. etc. unaffordable. Plus people aren't willing to take responsibility for their own stupidity/carelessness. Then we had the crook who broke into someone's house, injured himself, and then sued the owner!! (not sure of the outcome). Here's one example from the RV Forum.
ROCHESTER, N.Y. -- A man is suing an auto-parts store for assault and battery after he attempted to hold up the business and employees responded by beating him with a metal pipe.
Dana Buckman, 46, walked into an auto shop brandishing a semiautomatic pistol last summer, only to have it turned on him by two AutoZone employees, police said. The men beat Buckman with a metal pipe and held him with his own gun.
Buckman escaped and was arrested a week later.
He pleaded guilty to first-degree robbery and was sentenced to 18 years in prison as a repeat violent felon.
Buckman claims the men chased him out of the store and continued to beat him. He is suing the auto shop and the men for the injuries he suffered and for emotional distress.
"In some respects, you wonder if a case like this even needs a defense. It speaks for itself," said lawyer Patrick B. Naylon, who represents AutoZone and the employees.
But lawyer Phillip R. Hurwitz, who represents Buckman, said the employees crossed the line by pursuing Buckman and attacking him.
"The danger was past," Hurwitz said. "These two employees took it upon themselves to go after Mr. Buckman after he left the store." ************************************************** Unfortunatly, this is all too prevelent in our society today. Remember the "old broad" at the drive through,(don't get nasty with me for calling her a broad now) that bought a cup of hot coffee at McDonalds (I believe it was), put it down between her legs, drove off, spilled it, burned herself, and sued and won for $20 mil. IMHO the judge & jury had their heads where a pink pill won't reach on this one. Too much of this c*ap going on up here. I think we can say without much of a doubt that the US breeds a lot of extremely dumb people. Ron