Man awarded 7.2 mil for "popcorn lung" lawsuit

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  1. terry78 My name is Stefan, sweet thang

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  2. ellasmith Registered

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    We should run that activist judge out on a rail for giving that guy 7 mill for eating pop corn. This yet another way why our food prices are going up. After being awarded $20 million in a suit, Eric and Cassandra Peoples are filing for bankruptcy. This comes on the tail-end of building a $3.9 million home, accumulating a series of debts, and acquiring a pending suit against them for over $105,000 a contractor claims they still owe him. Mrs. Peoples has also been charged with a felony for writing a bad check, and forgery for using a company stamp to cash other checks.
     
  3. terry78 My name is Stefan, sweet thang

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    People that are new to money always blow that **** fast.
     
  4. Manic User title? USER TITLE?!

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    $7.2 million is an absurd amount of money to award this guy. However, I'm still gonna have to side with the plaintiff. We're not talking about some idiot suing McDonalds because he didn't know his hot cup of coffee was hot. How many people here knew there was a chemical found in the artificial butter flavoring of microwave popcorn that might totally eff up your lungs? Yes, we're all aware of the typical health risks that come from eating junk food, but a rare lung disease isn't usually on that list. And the popcorn company didn't slap a "Warning: The artificial butter contains diacytel, which might give you the lung disease bronchiolitis obliterans" sticker on the box.
     
  5. Anita18 DANCE FOR ME, FUNNY MAN!

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    The McDonald's lawsuit was legitimate. People know coffee is hot and yes, the plaintiff was clumsy enough to spill it on her lap, but people DO NOT expect their coffee to give them THIRD DEGREE BURNS that require skin grafts! That is over the top kind of dangerous to the point of negligence, not just "ouch that was hot coffee, I'm going to sue McDonalds because I spilled it on my lap and it hurt for a minute." Third degree burns are the 2nd most serious kind, folks. She was in the hospital for a week.

    McDonalds was IMO lucky that coffee that hot never spilled on a child. :dry: They would have been sued right into the ground.

    90% of "frivolous" lawsuits are justified once you go over the important details. :oldrazz:
     
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  6. POWdER-man Ancient but wise

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    The lawsuit is legitimate but the amount awarded is ridiculous.
     
  7. Micromind Registered

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    This reminds me of a scene from funny movie where a dude robbed a Bank by holding a cup of Hot coffee and threatening to throw it on the bank employees who refused to comply with his demands to fill up his bag with cash. :funny:
     
  8. Master Chief ლ(ಠ益ಠლ)

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    Gotta love how McDonalds PR spun that story lol. Anyone who thinks the case was ridonkulous should google pics of the burns.
     

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