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Looks like AOL just got fedup and decided to pay this guy off for the lawsuit he had filed against them. The interesting bit is AOL wasnt even responsible in anyway.

And then there is this one about a student who is suiing a university (that is refusing to give him a degree) for accepting his money and giving his plagiarized essays passing grades.

And oh wait theres this one too.

With all these lawsuits happening, I am just wondering if this is becomming a new fad. hmm maybe I should sue somebody too.

Posted on Friday, June 11, 2004 9:58 AM Misc | Back to top

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New fad? Yeah, right. Where have you been the last 20 years? Once a frivolous lawsuit "somehow" makes it to a jury.... the jury annoyingly awards a huge pay out...which (of course) the lawyer takes at least 40%.

Frivolous lawsuits are a definitely problem. What to do? Here's an old idea: loser pays.
Left by Kris Krause on Jun 11, 2004 11:21 AM

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It's new regarding this century I suppose. People are sue happy.

I remember where the one person sued McDonald's and won for scalding her lap. Coffee is meant to be served hot, how common sense is that.

Welcome to the age of... Lawsuit I suppose. If you don't like something, sue. If you get hurt, sue. If someone looks at you wrong, sue. What utter nonsense.

It all stems from people wanting to make quick money. No one realizes that with lawsuits it's NEVER quick and you RARELY see a dime. You likely go broke first.
Left by Jeremy Brayton on Jun 16, 2004 12:17 AM

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I am actually surprised that some of these chaps actually win out the lawsuits, or let me say, eventually get paid somehow.

hmm, you get stupid lawsuits like these, and then you have all those wacky patents comming up, I wonder what will happen next.
Left by Tariq on Jun 16, 2004 7:28 AM

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Click on this link then scroll down and play the video "Sue Somebody" I think you'll get a good laugh!
Left by gene may on Apr 05, 2006 2:06 AM

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What's the point of having a brain if all you do with it is parrot nonesense? Did any of you geniuses bother to look up a fact related to your blathering? How about a reality check. DO you actually know how hard it is to sue someone? What lawyer is willing to take on a frivolous case and risk disbarment. That lady who sued MacDonalds was seriously injured because THEY spilled scalding cofffee on her which gave her permanent damage and she never recovered the full costs of her medical expenses. So go back to Rush Limbaugh University of ignorance and keep your nonesense to yourselves. No one wants to hear your inane monkeyesque mental mutual masterbations.
Left by Mr Truth on Oct 26, 2006 12:46 AM

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