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At What Point Are People Going to Take Responsibility for Their Own Carelessness?

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by brownthunder00

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I haven't heard about a potential lawsuit this crazy since the old lady in the McDonald's drive-thru had her labia burned by sitting in hot coffee she spilled in her lap rather than get out of the car! This dingbat that wants to sue the mall was texting while walking through the mall and apparently not paying attention to her surroundings. This resulted in her falling into a fountain in the mall, fully clothed, cell phone and all. I think she deserved it. People need to pay attention to where they're going, whether they're walking, driving, biking, skate boarding, etc. She could have tripped over a stroller or a small child and really hurt someone. Bottom line: if you're moving, it's your responsibility not to run into other people and/or things. Despite the fact that she was the one violating this unwritten societal rule, she's pissed because the security office at the mall leaked the video to youtube, and everyone is making fun of her for being stupid. I think that we need to be able to laugh at ourselves when we are being stupid. Similarly, if you're in a public venue that is clearly being videotaped and you do something really stupid, you should just expect it to end up on youtube. That is the way the world works. I might feel differently if she was injured, but the only thing that got hurt was her pride. Also, I love the fact that her attorney can't even state what causes of action they're going to pursue (i.e., he knows it's a crappy case with little chance of success). It makes me wonder why he's even representing her. [INSERT ATTORNEY JOKE HERE].

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I suggest you engage in a bit

July 20, 2011 by wvw1992 (not verified), 9 years 3 weeks ago

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I suggest you engage in a bit of fact checking about the McDonalds case. The coffee was held next to her skin by her sweatpants, and in any event was hot enough (180 degrees) to casue full thickness third degree burns in two to seven seconds. If you had seen photos of the burns this woman suffered I doubt you would be so quick to dismiss her lawsuit as frivolous.

Furthermore, she initially sought a settlememt of only 20,000 dollars, almost exactly the amount of her medical bills generated by the spill. She proceeded to litigation and a jury trial only after this was denied by McDonalds. This case has been grossly misrepresented by the media (including false claims that the lady was driving and that the vehicle was in motion at the time of the spill, neither is true), but the facts are available if you look.

That seems to be a common

July 20, 2011 by venusrising, 9 years 3 weeks ago

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That seems to be a common issue with the media today. There is minimal information given at times and or they pander to their large advertisers to paint a vague picture. The difficult issue from a different perspective could be, would a customer be dissatisfied if the coffee was not hot enough?