05 Nov 2004 13:35:13
Nemesis
Stella Awards

Just thought you guys would like this

STELLA AWARDS
>>
>> Time once again to review the winners of the annual Stella
>>Awards.
>>
>> The Stellas are named after 81-year-old Stella Liebeck, who
>>spilled
>>coffee on herself and successfully sued McDonald's. That case inspired
>>the
>>Stella awards for the most frivolous successful
>> lawsuits in the United States.
>>
>> Here are this year's winners:
>>
>> 5th Place (tie):
>>
>> Kathleen Robertson of Austin, Texas, was awarded $780,000 by a
>>jury of
>>her peers after breaking her ankle tripping over a toddler who was
>>running
>>inside a furniture store. The owners of the
>> store were understandably surprised at the verdict, considering
>>the
>>misbehaving little Toddler was Ms. Robertson's son.
>> _____
>>
>> 5th Place (tie):
>> 19-year-old Carl Truman of Los Angeles won $74,000 and medical
>>expenses when his neighbor ran over his hand with a Honda Accord. Mr.
>>Truman
>>apparently didn't notice there was someone at the
>> wheel of the car while he was trying to steal his neighbor's
>>hubcaps.
>> _____
>>
>> 5th Place (tie):
>> Terrence Dickson of Bristol, Pennsylvania, was leaving a house he
>>had
>>just finished robbing by way of the garage. He was not able to get the
>>garage door to go up since 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, and Mr. Dickson 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. He sued the homeowner's
>>insurance
>>claiming the situation caused him undue mental
>> anguish. The jury agreed to the tune of $500,000.
>> _____
>>
>> 4th Place:
>> Jerry Williams of Little Rock, Arkansas, was awarded $14,500 and
>>medical expenses after being bitten on the rear end by his next door
>>neighbor's beagle. The beagle was on a chain in its owner's
>> fenced yard. The award was less than sought because the jury felt
>>the
>>dog might have been just a little provoked at the time by Mr. Williams,
>>who
>>had climbed over the fence into the yard and was
>> shooting it repeatedly with a pellet gun.
>> _____
>>
>> 3rd Place:
>> APhiladelphia restaurant was ordered to pay Amber Carson, of
>>Lancaster, Pennsylvania, $113,500 after she slipped on a soft drink
>>and
>>broke her coccyx (tailbone). The beverage was on the floor
>> because Ms. Carson had thrown it at her boyfriend 30 seconds
>>earlier
>>during an argument.
>> _____
>>
>> 2nd Place:
>> Kara Walton of Claymont, Delaware, successfully sued the owner of
>>a
>>night club in a neighboring city when she fell from the bathroom window
>>to
>>the floor and knocked out her two front teeth. This
>> occurred while Ms.Walton was trying to sneak through the window
>>in the
>>ladies room to avoid paying the $3.50 cover charge. She was awarded
>>$12,000
>>and dental expenses.
>> _____
>>
>> 1st Place:
>> This year's runaway winner was Mrs. Merv Grazinski of Oklahoma
>>City,
>>
>> OK. Mrs. Grazinski purchased a brand new 32-foot Winnebago
>>motor
>>home. On her first trip home (from an OU football game), having driven
>>onto
>>the freeway, she set the cruise control at 70 mph
>> and calmly left the drivers seat to go into the back & make
>>herself a
>>sandwich. Not surprisingly, the RV left the freeway, crashed and
>>overturned.
>>Mrs. Grazinski sued Winnebago
>> for not explaining in the owner's manual that cruise control
>>isn't
>>automatic pilot. The jury awarded her $1,750,000 plus a new motor
>>home.
>>
>> ONLY IN AMERICA & I LOVE .. . IT .. !!!





05 Nov 2004 08:48:47
Ron Hudson
Re: Stella Awards

On Fri, 5 Nov 2004 13:35:13 +0000 (UTC), "Nemesis" <urnemesis@yahoo.com > wrote:

>Just thought you guys would like this
>
STELLA AWARDS

>Time once again to review the winners of the annual Stella Awards.

Entertaining stories, but none of them is true.

Ron


06 Nov 2004 00:41:08
lightbulb
Re: Stella Awards

http://capmag.com/article.asp?ID=3447





"Nemesis" <urnemesis@yahoo.com > wrote in message
news:cmfvig$jqb$1@titan.btinternet.com...
> Just thought you guys would like this
>
> STELLA AWARDS
> >>
> >> Time once again to review the winners of the annual Stella
> >>Awards.
> >>
> >> The Stellas are named after 81-year-old Stella Liebeck, who
> >>spilled
> >>coffee on herself and successfully sued McDonald's. That case inspired
> >>the
> >>Stella awards for the most frivolous successful
> >> lawsuits in the United States.
> >>
> >> Here are this year's winners:
> >>
> >> 5th Place (tie):
> >>
> >> Kathleen Robertson of Austin, Texas, was awarded $780,000 by a
> >>jury of
> >>her peers after breaking her ankle tripping over a toddler who was
> >>running
> >>inside a furniture store. The owners of the
> >> store were understandably surprised at the verdict, considering
> >>the
> >>misbehaving little Toddler was Ms. Robertson's son.
> >> _____
> >>
> >> 5th Place (tie):
> >> 19-year-old Carl Truman of Los Angeles won $74,000 and medical
> >>expenses when his neighbor ran over his hand with a Honda Accord. Mr.
> >>Truman
> >>apparently didn't notice there was someone at the
> >> wheel of the car while he was trying to steal his neighbor's
> >>hubcaps.
> >> _____
> >>
> >> 5th Place (tie):
> >> Terrence Dickson of Bristol, Pennsylvania, was leaving a house he
> >>had
> >>just finished robbing by way of the garage. He was not able to get the
> >>garage door to go up since 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, and Mr. Dickson 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. He sued the homeowner's
> >>insurance
> >>claiming the situation caused him undue mental
> >> anguish. The jury agreed to the tune of $500,000.
> >> _____
> >>
> >> 4th Place:
> >> Jerry Williams of Little Rock, Arkansas, was awarded $14,500 and
> >>medical expenses after being bitten on the rear end by his next door
> >>neighbor's beagle. The beagle was on a chain in its owner's
> >> fenced yard. The award was less than sought because the jury felt
> >>the
> >>dog might have been just a little provoked at the time by Mr. Williams,
> >>who
> >>had climbed over the fence into the yard and was
> >> shooting it repeatedly with a pellet gun.
> >> _____
> >>
> >> 3rd Place:
> >> APhiladelphia restaurant was ordered to pay Amber Carson, of
> >>Lancaster, Pennsylvania, $113,500 after she slipped on a soft drink
> >>and
> >>broke her coccyx (tailbone). The beverage was on the floor
> >> because Ms. Carson had thrown it at her boyfriend 30 seconds
> >>earlier
> >>during an argument.
> >> _____
> >>
> >> 2nd Place:
> >> Kara Walton of Claymont, Delaware, successfully sued the owner of
> >>a
> >>night club in a neighboring city when she fell from the bathroom window
> >>to
> >>the floor and knocked out her two front teeth. This
> >> occurred while Ms.Walton was trying to sneak through the window
> >>in the
> >>ladies room to avoid paying the $3.50 cover charge. She was awarded
> >>$12,000
> >>and dental expenses.
> >> _____
> >>
> >> 1st Place:
> >> This year's runaway winner was Mrs. Merv Grazinski of Oklahoma
> >>City,
> >>
> >> OK. Mrs. Grazinski purchased a brand new 32-foot Winnebago
> >>motor
> >>home. On her first trip home (from an OU football game), having driven
> >>onto
> >>the freeway, she set the cruise control at 70 mph
> >> and calmly left the drivers seat to go into the back & make
> >>herself a
> >>sandwich. Not surprisingly, the RV left the freeway, crashed and
> >>overturned.
> >>Mrs. Grazinski sued Winnebago
> >> for not explaining in the owner's manual that cruise control
> >>isn't
> >>automatic pilot. The jury awarded her $1,750,000 plus a new motor
> >>home.
> >>
> >> ONLY IN AMERICA & I LOVE .. . IT .. !!!
>
>
>