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Link of the day.
Dead driver's parents suing the tow truck driver he hit, while drunk, speeding, on a cell phone, and not wearing his seatbelt.

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arthur_sc_king From: arthur_sc_king Date: May 25th, 2007 05:30 pm (UTC) (Link)
As I've posted elsewhere, pin this one up on the board of What The Fuck Is Wrong With America.

They didn't just sue the tow truck driver; add to the list the restaurant where he got drunk, the owner of the restaurant, the tow truck company, and the poor schmuck whose Geo Metro stalled on the highway, precipitating the parking of the tow truck.

Dipshits. Their gravy train went and offed himself, and they don't want the river of cash to dry up. Vultures. (And, no doubt, his insurance company is not going to pay out that claim....)
ptomblin_lj From: ptomblin_lj Date: May 25th, 2007 05:49 pm (UTC) (Link)
Good think this wasn't a plane crash, or they'd sue the manufacturer of his car, the seatbelt manufacturer, the company that made his speedometer, and anybody else they could think of as well.
acelightning From: acelightning Date: May 26th, 2007 07:06 am (UTC) (Link)
if i punch someone in the face, and break their nose, can i sue them for damages for the scrapes on my knuckles?

arthur_sc_king From: arthur_sc_king Date: May 26th, 2007 07:25 pm (UTC) (Link)
IIRC, someone in Britain burgled a house, then broke an arm falling out of the window as he exited, then successfully sued the homeowner. So, yeah, probably.
alioth1 From: alioth1 Date: May 28th, 2007 08:41 am (UTC) (Link)
From someone's tagline on slashdot - remember, behind every sleazy lawyer there is a sleazy client!

The trouble is that it's all a big free lotto with a good chance of a massive payout. Contingency lawyers and absolutely no consequences when bringing meritless cases, combined with companies settling rather taking the case to court (when they have a good chance of winning).

I wonder if at least the Geo Metro driver and the restaurant can counter-sue for barratry.
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