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It's the same father and son duo going at it again with disability/discrimination lawsuits. We don't have laws against these "get rich quick because I'm disabled" lawsuits ?

Valley store being sued for alleged discrimination
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=nfgg-wp8kQY

ABC15 uncovers surprise about group sweeping Valley with ADA lawsuits
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=D60we_4VZGY

and there are class action lawsuits.

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Its lawsuits like these that almost got my legitimate truck accident law suit thrown out, just cause the Judge was overwhelmed by all the bullshit :l.
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lawsuits like these are just a joke, waste of taxpayer money.
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sue people for refusing service based off profiling / discrimination.

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Lawyers love these peeps because most of the award goes to the lawyers
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nanikore2 wrote:

Lawyers love these peeps because most of the award goes to the lawyers


This ^

What most people don't seem to understand when they hire these lawyers is that it's only pro bono if they lose the lawsuit. These kinds of lawyers are geniuses at manipulating the court system. When they do win (hey, they do lose every so often), a rather healthy payout is in order (upwards from $300,000 or so). By the time that money touches the person who filed the lawsuit to begin with, they might have about $10,000-50,000 depending on the lawyer/law firm. The rest goes to the lawyer/firm as they invested "xyz" amount of time into the case and it was part of the stipulation upon winning.

This kind of mentality ("Hey, I still got $10,000!") is what lead to the bastardization of the courthouse. It encourage suing for absurd and ridiculous things just because they could. I remember when I lived in London, they had to close down a local park because the wind was too strong. Why? Because they were worried that if a twig or branch that fell due to the wind storm that they'd get sued by the "victim".

In the end, the courts have been perverted beyond many lines of reason. It's become a game of cat and mouse, who can bullshit better, and who can wrap a case in such bullshit that the jury or judge cannot differentiate between the truth and the bullshit.
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Silly question, but can I sue someone for breathing near me?
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Gin-s wrote:

Silly question, but can I sue someone for breathing near me?


See, I want to say no
And the answer really should be no

But in the right circumstance, given what this thread points out, you might make a case if the person is
-sick
-has bad breath
-or in some other BS way "harmful" to you

Of course, at that point, it's probably easier to find a way to sue them for being near you in general
Posted 7/27/17 , edited 7/27/17
I love Lawyers they make the money but mine also looks so good in a suit.
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Gin-s wrote:

Silly question, but can I sue someone for breathing near me?


you can sue for anything in this country-- but some cases will be throw out of court for being too nonsense


i heard recently some law student sued her professor for sexual harassment for including "Brazilian wax" in the test questions?? and she wants to be a lawyer ?

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Haha
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You can sue a Fast-Food restaurant for spilling your own hot cup of coffee on your lap. A woman sued McDonalds back in the late 80s early 90s for spilling her own cup of coffee on her lap and got 1 million U.S. dollars and all because it didn't say hot on the cup and the coffee burn her crotch and singed her Foofoo. What! you thought i was going to say Cl!t
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YouGottobeFockingKidding wrote:

You can sue a Fast-Food restaurant for spilling your own hot cup of coffee on your lap. A woman sued McDonalds back in the late 80s early 90s for spilling her own cup of coffee on her lap and got 1 million U.S. dollars and all because it didn't say hot on the cup and the coffee burn her crotch and singed her Foofoo. What! you thought i was going to say Cl!t


I remember that episode of Seinfeld.
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YouGottobeFockingKidding wrote:

You can sue a Fast-Food restaurant for spilling your own hot cup of coffee on your lap. A woman sued McDonalds back in the late 80s early 90s for spilling her own cup of coffee on her lap and got 1 million U.S. dollars and all because it didn't say hot on the cup and the coffee burn her crotch and singed her Foofoo. What! you thought i was going to say Cl!t


I remember that episode of Seinfeld.


Yup, Based on a real event.
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YouGottobeFockingKidding wrote:

You can sue a Fast-Food restaurant for spilling your own hot cup of coffee on your lap. A woman sued McDonalds back in the late 80s early 90s for spilling her own cup of coffee on her lap and got 1 million U.S. dollars and all because it didn't say hot on the cup and the coffee burn her crotch and singed her Foofoo. What! you thought i was going to say Cl!t


That wasn't as frivolous a lawsuit as the suits at Mcdonalds would have you believe. First off, they gave the woman a near boiling cup of coffee with the lid not properly affixed to the rim. Secondly, when she spilled said cup of coffee she spent eight days in the hospital undergoing multiple skin grafting procedures, followed by nearly two years of additional medical treatment. This wasn't just some "my coffee's too hot! I deserve money!" BS. She had huge medical bills to pay for as a result of the 49c coffee she bought that day and the negligence of the people preparing it.
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