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who can we blame?

Discussion in 'Chit-Chat' started by concretejungle, Aug 25, 2006.

  1. concretejungle

    concretejungle SILVER Star

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    Stupid story. Not gonna happen.
     
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    Oh, it will happen.....the luck of the first case will depend on the luck of the draw of the jury pool.....

    Eventually the cos will be able to appeal and win, it will just cost whoever several hundred thousand dollars passed on to us....in the form of higher cost goods or services....or put the company out of business.
     
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    One would have to prove RIM intentionally developed the Blackberry to be an addictive device. How can one prove medically that electronics are addictive? There is a medical difference between dependency and addiction. Addiction is physiological, dependency is mental (stated in simple terms). It's such a ridiculous statement that even our legal justice system won't seriously entertain such a suit.
     
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    Just turn the damn thing off and say it went on the fritz for awhile. I would.
     
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    if someone can sue the tobacco companies for billions of dollars even after their doctor told them to stop smoking that it is killing them, and they continue, and win money, why can't this happen too? Seems it will happen.
     
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    Yeah, apparently the US judicial system has "evolved" to the point where the companies that enable people to have freedom of choice about how to live their lives are responsible for the stupid decisions those people make. :rolleyes:

    ...like eating big macs until you weigh 700#.
     
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    Because nicotine has been proven addictive, and the tobacco companies knew and counted on it. Even so, many of the large awards have been overturned.
     
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    And that dumbass suit was thrown out real quick! You must have faith.
     
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    it's just another example of folks looking for money and wanting to blame someone for their decisons. Makes me sick.
     
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    Fixed it.
     
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    If the lawyer had demanded, say 10K$ to settle the McD's suit (the 700 pounder) before it was filed, it's likely the company may have paid it. But you can't allege that trans fats RUINED your client's LIFE and only ask for 10K ;)
     
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    Big difference between tobacco & electronic devices. Tobacco companies manipulated data, destroyed documents and their managers lied under oath to congress for years. They are 100% liable for a knowingly putting a harmful product out there.

    Chevy did it with the sidesaddle tanks mounted outside of the vehicle frame. http://www.autosafety.org/article.php?scid=94&did=504

    As for electronics nerds, they potentially could sue & it would be a matter of time before someone would win something. You sue enough times in enough places and some judge will set precedence.
     
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    I am somewhat addicted (ok very much so addicted) to certain types of electronics (computers, phones, etc) but I choose to continue to use them. If I didn't want to use them you know what i'd do...TURN THEM OFF! How hard is that? Really once I turned off my computer for a whole week. It was kinda nice. I almost did that with my phone too (keep it near for emergencies but still off). Still debating that one since I talk alot to people too far away to visit.
     
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    Wow, does this mean I can sue Woody for IH8MUD?


















    Or myself, for TUT?
     
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    Does that mean I can sue you for TUT? :idea:
     
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    No, for the next eight thousand posts or so, you have to sue Wristpin! :flipoff2:
     
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