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Read Between the Lines

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Claimant was browsing in an old bookstore for several hours and then claimed that he had an aggravation of his asthma symptoms from mildew and dust from the books. In the deposition of Claimant, the bookstore’s attorney asked when the Claimant started having symptoms and he responded “the moment I walked into the bookstore.” The attorney then asked, “then why did you stay in the bookstore for 2 hours?” The Claimant said, “the bookstore owners have a duty to keep the air clean. It’s their fault if their customers have problems.” It turned out that Claimant had sued 2 other bookstores in the 5 years before. The case ultimately settled for a nominal amount.

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CLAIMANT IS INJURED BY EMS WORKERS

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A woman called 911 for her breathing problems but ended up in even worse shape when EMS workers shoved her into an ambulance so carelessly that her leg was gashed open and needed 21 stitches.

The claimant related that instead of using a stretcher they tried to boost me up into the ambulance. My leg got caught in the middle and I ended up with 21 stitches. When I laid down in the ambulance, the sheets were full of blood.

The claimant was forced and literally pushed in the ambulance by the EMS attendants, resulting in serious injuries to her left leg which needed immediate medical attention and stitches. The claimant also related one of the EMS attendants was even cruel about her injury. “One EMS attendant said, “Accidents happen. She ain’t going to be able to walk for a while,’”

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FOOTBALL PLAYER SUES TEAM FOR OVER $20 MILLION DOLLARS

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A former professional kicker is suing a Tampa Bay Football team accusing them of unsanitary conditions that led to a MRSA infection that he says ended his career. The 36-year-old is seeking $20million in lost future earnings and $15,000 in damages after he contracted the deadly infection in 2013 following a surgery on an ingrown toenail.

The claimant alleges he was in training camp with the football team in 2013 when he contracted the deadly MRSA infection. The suit also claims that the team did not use necessary sterile techniques and routinely left therapy devices, equipment and surfaces unclean. The claimant and another player both contracted Methicillin-resistant Staphylococcus aureus (MRSA) infections during a July 2013 outbreak of the infection during the summer training camp prior to the season. Because of the pain in his toe he can longer play football. The claimant reported he went to the team after his foot became red and swollen within a few days. He had to endure six different antibiotics and three surgical procedures later for an ingrown toe nail.
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After he contracted the infection, he was placed on the non-football injury list by the team just before the season began. The non- football injury list I list is the team’s way of denying liability after he contracted the flesh-eating bacteria, which denies him of certain benefits he is eligible for while on Injured Reserve.

Players on Injured reserve receive their full salary, an accrued season (towards both free agency and retirement benefits) and full health insurance.

The other claimant who contacted the MRSA reached a settlement with the team last year over his infection for $3million

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A BOSS SENT A TEXT ADVISING SHE WAS FIRED.. SHE SUED AND WON BIG $$$$$

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A married Long Island ­limo-company manager told a female dispatcher he was firing her because she rejected his sexual ­advances — and even put it in writing.  The damning text — sent by a former Limousine company manager to a pretty  female underling.  This text ended up costing him and his employer more than $700,000 in legal damages and fees.

The female employee sued the company after she was fired for repeatedly refusing her bosses barrage of sleazy requests, which eventually landed her in the hospital  with extreme emotional distress.  Her sex-crazed boss said in one text that he had to pull over to the side of the road and masturbate thinking about her.

The claimant said she was shocked and sickened by his behavior — which occurred despite the fact that her boss’s wife worked at the same company and sat near her.  Finally, after allegedly forcing her into a restroom and putting his hand up her shirt, the boss told the resistant claimant she was fired in February 2009.

She even received another text message from her boss which was shown in court stating that the reason plaintiff was fired was because she ‘refused to have sex with the general manager.  A federal jury found the boss and his employer liable for a whopping $550,000 in compensation and damages in 2010, federal court papers state.

After months of wrang­ling over a jury verdict last year that sided with the traumatized woman, a federal Judge this week finalized her award at $550,000, plus another $170,000 in ­legal fees.

The boss in question, who no longer works at the limo company,I wonder if his wife still works there and if they are still married?

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SWALLOWING NEEDLES EQUALS A $50,000.00 SETTLEMENT

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The federal government will be paying a retired soldier $50,000 to settle his lawsuit over swallowing needles in a sandwich purchased at a National Hamburger chain store on a Hawaii Army base.

The claimant filed the lawsuit in 2011 claiming one needle pierced his tongue when he bit into a burger and another lodged in his small intestine.

The settlement was reached in February with U.S. Army and Air Force Exchange, which operates the Schofield Barracks franchise.

According to a recording of the court hearing discussing settlement terms the government is also agreeing to waive $8,500 in sanctions that a judge imposed when the claimant that has since moved state side didn’t attend one of the settlement conferences.

He also won’t have to pay his $11,000 hospital bill.

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Make Something Up!

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Near the end of a long day of depositions, the last witness/landowner, a 75-year-old retired English teacher, was asked if she had an opinion as to the fair market value of her property (the only real issue in the case). She responded, “No. My attorney is going to hire somebody to make that up.”
It was not until the follow up question that her lawyer realized what she had said. He objected to the answer, not to the question.

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I Shouldn’t Have Been Allowed To Fly

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A former JetBlue pilot had a midair meltdown which forced an emergency landing of a 2012 flight. He has now sued JetBlue for $14.9 million! He alleges that JetBlue should have grounded him because it knew he was incapable of flying. At the time the pilot began running up and down the aisles, screaming about religion and terrorism and saying “We’re not going to Vegas” and “You’d better start praying now!”

The pilot states in his lawsuit said his conduct on the flight stemmed from a “complex partial brain seizure” and that the JetBlue staff should have not let him fly because he had missed a preflight meeting and was disheveled, disoriented and slow. The complaint said; “JetBlue maintained a culture designed to protect the careers of crewmembers that were demonstrably impaired.”

The pilot alleges the episode subjected him to “national public embarrassment” in traditional and social media, and derailed his job prospects. A federal judge later found him not guilty by reason of insanity to a criminal charge of interfering with a flight crew.

I wonder if he filed a workers’ compensation claim too???

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PIZZA CHAIN GETS SUED FOR A HARD CROUTON

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A Tennessee man took an international Pizza chain to court over what he called an “excessively hard crouton.”
The claimant alleged he was eating at a nearby Pizza parlor  when he allegedly broke a partial denture as he bit into a crouton.
His lawyer initially attempted to deal with the situation through insurance, but they filed suit when negotiations stalled.
His law suit states the crouton caused personal injuries and damages.  He stated in the suit the Pizza parlor caused  damage to his denture by “negligently serving at defendant’s restaurant excessively hard croutons.”

Of course the liberal Judge saw things his way and awarded him $2,400 along with interest and court costs.

But despite the legal question having been decided, there might be a bigger mystery at hand here. ”The real question is who actually orders salad at a pizza parlor?  And the bigger question is who manufactured the croutons????  That would be the real company to sue!

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