Sunday, March 22, 2015

Silly Sunday

Sunday is the place to come for weekly laughs. The rules are simple, just have fun.

This is a great opportunity to get to know other bloggers and have a laugh or two in the process. Here is how it works: Laugh and Link Up!

Only in America:

A jury of her peers awarded a woman from Austin, Texas, USA $780,000 after breaking her ankle tripping over a toddler who was running amok inside a furniture store. The owners of the store were understandably surprised at the verdict, considering the misbehaving child was the woman's own son.

A 19 year old youth from Los Angeles won $74,000 and medical expenses when his neighbor ran his hand over with a Honda Accord. The young man apparently didn't notice someone was at the wheel of the car whose hubcap he was trying to steal.

A thief from Bristol, PA, was leaving a house he had robbed through the garage. He was not able to get the garage door to go up, the automatic door opener 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, so the robber. 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. This upset the thief, so he sued the homeowner's insurance claiming the situation caused him undue mental anguish. The jury agreed to the tune of half a million dollars and change.

A Philadelphia restaurant was ordered to pay a woman from Lancaster, PA, $113,500 after she slipped on a spilled soft drink and broke her coccyx. The beverage was on the floor because the woman had thrown it at her boyfriend thirty seconds earlier during an argument.

A woman from Claymont, Delaware, successfully sued the owner of a night club in a neighbouring city when she fell from the bathroom window to the floor and knocked out her two front teeth. This occurred while she was trying to sneak through the window in the lady's room to avoid paying the $3.50 cover charge. She was awarded $12,000 and dental expenses.

Silly Sunday Participants

1. Silly Sunday
2. bethere2day
3. Abelle
4. BFDude
5. messymimi
6. Blogitudes
7. Agent 54
8. Catch My Words
9. Woodsterman
10. Cruisin' Paul
11. Stupid Headlines
12. Uncle Skip
13. Helena
14. Cube
15. Jason Salas
16. Tony McGurk
17. Rocks
18. Gibbs
19. Barb
20. Rhonda
21. Traveling Bells
22. Margs Animals
23. Jean R.
24. Kathe W.
25. Kismet
26. Cody
27. Stephanie
28. Mail4Rosey
29. Laika
30. Katherine
31. Jen

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54 comments :

  1. Total madness isn't it kinda makes you angry lol

    Have a dollartastic day Sandee ;-)

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    1. There are so many cases like these that are true. Makes you scratch your head. :)

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    1. Yes, even in America. :)

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  3. Tell me exactly how these people got away with this because if I were ever to try and sue someone for something so ridiculous I would never get away with it.

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    1. These aren't true, but many similar cases have turned out like these. :)

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  4. Lawyers write the laws and then they just sit back and count on the voters and jurers... to be extry stupid. They are usually not disappointed.

    Happy Sundee, Sandee! big hugs x0x0

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    1. Yep, it's a chess game in court and often the best player wins even if they are wrong. :)

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  5. Are these for real? Actually, these are the kinds of America stories that make our news.

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    1. No, these are meant to be silly. Made up stuff. :)

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  6. Barb is spot on. This would not happen on my watch!

    Big hugs, honey..

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    1. It wouldn't happen on my watch either. :)

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  7. What upsets me is that there are actually attorneys who will represent these people!

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    1. Oh there are ambulance chaser all over the place. We have a local firm here that's going after ADA issues in businesses. They have closed many in the terrible economy. :)

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  8. That sounds about right to me that things that ridiculous can happen . Got to have a super lawyer to have that happen and just what did the lawyer make.
    Anyway, Sandee, you have a fantastic day and Zane and Little Bit too.

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    1. The lawyer always gets a big hunk of change in these cases. I'm not sure what the standard percentage it, but it's up there. :)

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  9. These have to be jokes, aren't they? The lawyers, judges and juries have to crazy to agree to these. If so, crooks are always going to the winners.
    Have a great Sunday Sandee. Hi to everyone near you ( Zane & Little Bits ) See ya.

    Cruisin Paul

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    1. Yes, they are made up Paul. It's Silly Sunday you know. :)

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  10. If these stories are true and I have no reason to believe they're not, then there are a lot of jurists who should be ashamed of themselves. The ones that really get me is the ones about the guy in locked in the garage, the lady in the furniture store and the lady who slipped on the food that she threw on the floor.

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    1. These aren't true, but there are many that are and are just as stupid as these. :)

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  11. The litigiousness of our society knows no bounds and neither does the imbecility of some juries. American jurisprudence could stand some improvement to prevent these injustices from happening.

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    1. Yes, a lot of folks in America are sue happy. Terribly so. :)

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  12. Who do I sue for being laid off 4 times in the last 4 years of the "Obama Recovery".

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    1. You probably don't have a case Tim. I'm just saying. :)

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  13. Totally awful verdicts and as an American, definitely an embarrassment.

    http://joycelansky.blogspot.com/2015/03/more-thoughts.html

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    1. Yes, and yet the courts are full of these people. :)

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  14. These are completely ridiculous, Sandee. I'm sure they're all true - and they're so crazy that I had to laugh at them. What a joke these lawsuits make of our legal system! Sad but true and nuts! Hope you have a wonderful day my friend! Happy Sunday! :)

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    1. Ridiculous and not true Marcia. But there are many cases just as ridiculous that are true. :)

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  15. good god....unbelievable that a judge would even hear such cases let alone juries decide for these idiotic people.

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    1. Oh the cases I've heard over the years. Simply amazing. :)

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  16. The judges got kickbacks.

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    1. I don't know if that happened or not, but I'm guessing in some places they do. :)

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  17. unreal! Have a Super Sunday! xoxo

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    1. It is unreal Caren. :)

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  18. Really? Are these for real? If so, I'm afraid for the future of our country...

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    1. No, they aren't for real Stephanie. I'm still afraid for the future of our country though. :)

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  19. Fortunately, according to Snopes these stories are a hoax, although there are many true lawsuits almost as ridiculous.

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    1. I know and you're the only one that checked Joe. I'm not surprised about that either. I get a lot of stuff from Snopes. :)

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  20. And to think some people wonder why their insurance premiums are so high. c-)

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    1. Well, this is why Odie. :)

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  21. Too bad the people w/the garage weren't going on a 3-month vacation. Just saying... :)

    These kinds of cases are so ridiculous, worse when you know someone who suffered through one (and I do).

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    1. He would have stunk up the garage more than he did. I get it though. :)

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    2. That's right! They should have sued him for stinking up their garage!! Great counter action move there, Sandee!!

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    3. Yes they should have. So many thugs running around our area anymore. California where there are very few consequences to ones illegal behavior. :(

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    1. Well, that's because it's not true. :)

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  23. Are you SERIOUS!!??? That is CRAZY. My favorite is the kid who tripped the mom... and the throwing a drink. Hysterical!

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    1. No, these aren't true, but there are other cases that are just as stupid that are true. :)

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  24. Unbelievable Sandee..that's so silly!!

    And I have an entry for this week :)

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    1. Well it was Silly Sunday yesterday. :)

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  25. You have got to be kidding me! Sheesh, it's no wonder our country is going broke with dumb lawsuit wins like this :)

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    1. These aren't true Jennifer, but there are so many silly cases that are true. :)

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  26. While this is laughable & crazy this is the sort of mentality in our judicial systems that turns a blind eye to crime when they let criminals off with minor punishments for crime such as a few weeks community service or a small fine.

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    1. In California they are emptying the prisons out and putting them back to the counties and then they have to release most of them because of federal law suits. It's crazy here. :(

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