Thursday, May 29, 2003

Stella Awards
A friend forwarded me a list of the Stella Award winners for 2002 for successfully winning ridiculous law suits. You can subscribe at the official website. The winning entry sounds too stupid to be true, and is, quite literally, a scenario straight out of a Bloom County comic strip (guy sets the cruise control in his RV, then walks to the back for a cup of coffee and is surprised to find the RV won't drive itself). Here's my personal favorite:
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 toddler was Ms Robertson's son.

Typical.

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