Saturday, August 11, 2007

I'd Be Richer than Bill Gates

If I collected ten million dollars every time a fast food joint screwed up my order I probably would be.

This is beyond absurd.

Not only should the case be thrown out of court but their attorney should lose his license to practice law.

If you can't see cheese on hamburger before you bite it, or taste it before you swallow it, you have a real problem and it's not one a lawyer or lawsuit can fix. If you would represent such an idiot in court then you are nothing but a money-grubbing cretin.

The attorney's name is Timothy Houston and he needs to be disbarred. Bringing a case for this amount for this offense to court is morally criminal. We will not see an end to this until lawyers like this are held accountable to America at large. These lawsuits don't hurt the rich in the least (they merely pass it on to others) but it destroys jobs and encourages laziness.


Anonymous Seth said...

Spot on!

Fraudulent, frivolous and overstated lawsuits have for some years been costing businesses collective billions, not only in terms of legal costs, settlements and so forth, but also in symbolic preventive measures and inflated insurance premiums.

Years ago, when I worked in a casino, a responsibility I had for a long time as an investigator was protecting the establishment against such lawsuits (we would settle generously, no problem, if we found that we were at fault), and I could write a book on all the B.S. attempts that were made to sue us. Some were pitiful, some were clever, some were downright amusing.

Greedy, soulless, parasitic trial lawyers have created this litigious cottage industry so their ilk can get rich by victimizing people/businesses that are guilty of little or nothing. They make a mockery of the entire legal profession and I completely agree, they should be disbarred.

10:20 AM  
Blogger dons_mind said...

agreed - with shoprat and with seth..i think tho that only lawyers can police themselves and make the scum like this guy see what they do....

11:04 AM  
Blogger ChrisA said...

He went from being a victim to being an opportunist... a very greedy one at that! I can see possibly suing in the range of thousands. (After all, I'm sure it was a painful reaction) It's getting to the point where if anyone makes any mistake at all and you happen to be involved, just lawyer up, get rich, and never work again.

11:28 AM  
Anonymous Seth said...

i think tho that only lawyers can police themselves...

dons_mind, therein lies a big problem. The legal profession is regulated by lawyers, right up through state bar associations and most of our politicians, including the lawmakers in the Senate, are lawyers.

So much for "the rule of law". The lawyers are the rulers. :-(

1:40 PM  
Blogger Gayle said...

Not only does it encourage laziness, Shoprat, but it also encourages people to not take responsibility for their own actions. If this guy was truly that allergic to cheese, why wouldn't he naturally check the burger first? I'm positive he did this on purpose just like the 6 Imams acted up on that Airplane on purpose. He planned it all in an effort to get rich quick. The retard needs to go to jail for fraud! I'd be surprised if he even requested for them to hold the cheese. Only an ambulance chaser would take a case like this.

2:24 PM  
Blogger Donald Douglas said...

I guess that's the litigation culture for you - sue whomever has deep pockets.

1:10 PM  
Blogger shoprat said...

Seth Other businesses need to study preventive techniques for litigation.

D_M yes they should but they won't.

Chrisa viewing the circumstances a reasonable claim would have been warranted but not 10 Million.

gayle and DD beats working for a living I guess.

3:59 PM  
Blogger Gayle said...

Shoprat, I don't know if you saw the personal post I wrote about a month ago where some guy tried to pull an insurance scam on us by saying my car rolled into his in the parking lot. It was a scam. My car wasn't even scratched, and the insurance guy came out and proved that the damage on his car could not have been caused by mine because the measurements didn't add up. I just got a call that our insurance company is not going to honor the claim. He really screwed up because he has the same insurance company as we do, USAA. I'll be surprised if they don't drop him. He probably had run into something himself and was trying to get out of paying the $500 deductable. At least that's the conclusion USAA came to.

One scam artist caught in the act, at least. Yay!

10:47 PM  
Anonymous Seth said...

Shoprat, there are actually a lot of firms that are wising up, thanks largely to the work of protection (security) industry associations like ASIS, who provide great networking opportunities, reports, seminars and workshops, exhibits, books and monthly industry publications.

Among other venues, security at many firms, educated in litigation-preventive/defensive measures, investigation and legal document quality report writing now works with their legal departments in these matters.

At the casino, our investigator program trial-ran at first on a strained department budget. After a year, the security director was able to show the fine folks in the executive suite that we had saved them over $5 million bucks in B.S. lawsuits. After that, we had a landslide of money dumped into the security budget. :-)

3:37 AM  
Blogger Jay said...

Typical junk out of Morgantown. All the wackos in WV live in Morgantown or Huntington, the WV versions of Ann Arbor and East Lansing.

6:34 PM  
Blogger Bob said...

Your reasoning is very sound.

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