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Yeah, you may not win in some states, but you can still sue anyone at anytime for anything. Besides, it's not really about winning or losing; it's about making life as difficult for them as they're making it for you. A good lawyer can keep them tied up in court for years, even if there's not a snowball's chance in heck of you winning.
Good Idea! I'm setting up a fund to fight them. If you could send your credit card details to.... Ah, hell!! I've done it again!!
Seriously though, aswell to just get on with things as long as it doesn't adversely affect me in the long run then they can go and take a running jump. In the mean time I'll hop over to St. Andrews for the G8 summit and stand outside waving a small placard or handkerchief depending on the pollen count that day.
Originally posted by Crito Yeah, you may not win in some states, but you can still sue anyone at anytime for anything. Besides, it's not really about winning or losing; it's about making life as difficult for them as they're making it for you. A good lawyer can keep them tied up in court for years, even if there's not a snowball's chance in heck of you winning.
With no pun intended, I literally dislike those who would go to such measures to sue anyone, company or individual even.
The only time I'd sue would be under life threatening type issues where it was a very "serious" life altering situation that truly affected myself or my family. And for example, I wouldn't sue an airline if it crashed and my wife was on it.. but I would sue it if the pilot was drunk at the time and the airline did nothing about it.. that would be considered serious to me. I know the risks involved in almost anything with life involved, I'm just trying to state that I really hate people for sueing for pleasure. Money isn't going to solve anything unless it was actually lost but what your saying you'd sue for I just find unethical and morally wrong for your reasons.
Originally posted by Crito You're still young. After life's kicked you around some you may feel different and start kicking back.
Being young has nothing to do with my views about suing others for sheer pleasure. Just cause I get old doesn't mean I'm going to sue the first chance I get when something doesn't go my way in life.... and life's already kicked me around probably more than some experience in a lifetime..
I think in this crazy day and age a lot of people have lost their sense of humour or need a good dose of salts or something.
There was an incident here in Albany a while back where some guy got on the local plane to Perth ( state capital ) and joked about a bomb on board, the aircrew assessed the situation and decided it was harmless, which it was, but not so the local police super ( who is very good at getting his face in the press ) they wanted to charge him and even brought in the federal police. I'm not sure how the case has developed but surely the aircrew should have some say - but no, according to the police "thou shalt not make funny jokes about bombs on planes"
And yes I know : bombs on planes are not funny but if the aircrew assess the situation as harmless why should the police be involved ......
And this attitude of suing everyone who even farts in the wrong direction .....
And I not being extreme here !!
The New Zealand Govt recently wanted to tax beef and dairy farmers because their cows farted too much - causing global warming.
And just to finish things up something that made me smile and think of the people in that bank….
I was watching Future World there, head bureaucrat was arguing with other zealous bureaucrat about the procedural anomaly of another over zealous bureaucrat (obviously not taking into account any human aspect). Finally the head bureaucrat admits defeat with paraphrase:
“You are correct and what’s more you are technically correct, the best kind of correct there is!”