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guitarrocker 09-22-2009 01:38 PM

<span style='color:black'>Stella Awards

It's time for the annual 'Stella Awards'! *For those unfamiliar with these awards, they are named after 81-year-old Stella Liebeck, who spilled hot coffee on herself and successfully sued the McDonald's in New Mexico where she purchased coffee. *You remember, she took the lid off the coffee and put it between her knees while she was driving. Who would ever think one could get burned doing that, right? That's right; these are awards for the most outlandish lawsuits and verdicts in the U.S. *You know, the kinds of cases that make you scratch your head. *So keep your head scratcher handy. *Here are the Stella's for the past year:


Kathleen Robertson of Austin , Texas was awarded $80,000 by a jury of her peers after breaking her ankle tripping over a toddler who was running inside a furniture store. *The store owners were understandably surprised by the verdict, considering the running toddler was her own son.

Start scratching!


Carl Truman, 19, of Los Angeles , California won $74,000 plus medical expenses when his neighbor ran over his hand with a Honda Accord. *Truman apparently didn't notice there was someone at the wheel of the car when he was trying to steal his neighbor's hubcaps.

Scratch some more...


Goes to Terrence ####son, of Bristol , Pennsylvania , who was leaving a house he had just burglarized by way of the garage. *Unfortunately for ####son, the automatic garage door opener malfunctioned and he could not get the garage door to open. *Worse, he couldn't re-enter the house, because the door connecting the garage to the house locked when ####son pulled it shut. *Forced to sit for eight, count 'em, EIGHT days, and survive on a case of Pepsi and a large bag of dry dog food, he sued the homeowner's insurance company, claiming undue mental anguish. *Amazingly, the jury said the insurance company must pay ####son $500,000 for his anguish. *We should all have this kind of anguish. *
Keep scratching. *There are more.

Double hand scratching after this one..


Jerry Williams, of Little Rock, Arkansas, garnered 4th Place in the Stella's when he was awarded $14,500 plus medical expenses after being bitten on the butt by his next door neighbor's beagle - even though the beagle was on a chain in its owner's fenced yard. *Williams did not get as much as he asked for, because the jury believed the beagle might have been provoked at the time of the butt bite, because Williams had climbed over the fence into the yard and repeatedly shot the dog with a pellet gun.

Pick a new spot to scratch, you're getting a bald spot..


Amber Carson of Lancaster, Pennsylvania wins, because a jury ordered a Philadelphia restaurant to pay her $113,500 after she slipped on a spilled soft drink and broke her tailbone. The reason the soft drink was on the floor: Ms .. Carson had thrown it at her boyfriend 30 seconds earlier during an argument. *What ever happened to people being responsible for their own actions?

Only two more, so ease up on the scratching....


Kara Walton, of Claymont , Delaware sued the owner of a night club in a nearby city because she fell from the bathroom window to the floor, knocking out her two front teeth. *Even though Ms. Walton was trying to sneak through the ladies room window to avoid paying the $3.50 cover charge, the jury said the night club had to pay her $12,000....oh, yeah, plus dental expenses. *Go figure.

OK. *Here we go!!!!!


This year's runaway First Place Stella Award winner was: *Mrs. Merv Grazinski, of Oklahoma City , Oklahoma , who purchased a new 32-foot Winnebago motor home. *On her first trip home, from an OU football game, *having driven on to the freeway, she set the cruise control at 70 mph and calmly left the driver's seat to go to the back of the Winnebago to make herself a sandwich. *Not surprisingly, the motor home left the freeway, crashed and overturned. *Also not surprisingly, Mrs. Grazinski sued Winnebago for not putting in the owner's manual that she couldn't actually leave the driver's seat while the cruise control was set. *The Oklahoma jury awarded her, are you sitting down?


$1,750,000 PLUS a new motor home. *Winnebago actually changed their manuals as a result of this suit, just in case Mrs. Grazinski has any relatives who might also buy a motor home.

Are we, as a society, getting more stupid.... or are more members of Congress serving on juries these days?

Remember, a government big enough to do everything for you, is also big enough to take everything from you.</span>

Elena 09-22-2009 02:22 PM

Lol. That 7th place lady should've sued herself...wth...the jury is on crack.

lol at 5th...and first place...eh...some ppl really are that dumb so I guess i'd give it to her on account of ppl who don't really have common sense.

MEGA_DRACOS_XRL 09-22-2009 03:12 PM


Is this real?

guitarrocker 09-22-2009 10:17 PM

lol of course its real.. you think I made it up? heh

yeah some of them are unreal.. but you'd be surprised how things can change cause of the smallest little detail

4th~Espada 09-23-2009 11:45 AM


In America!

SSS-Elite_StepMania1 05-10-2010 08:08 PM


GirrXO 05-10-2010 08:11 PM

Stop Spamming Old Topics bro.

SSS-Elite_StepMania1 05-10-2010 08:14 PM

oh my god Dark

LuXv 05-10-2010 08:14 PM

LMFAO, at all of these this world is crazy, and SS-Elite read the frucking post, damn stop asking stupid questions. LIKE READ THE DAMN POST FIRST you damn NOOB, damn wheres !_NoobKiller_! when u need him?

SSS-Elite_StepMania1 05-10-2010 08:14 PM

no need 4 that

Bump: Dam man I already Read the freakin post. No need 2 start being such a peice of crap about it

GirrXO 05-10-2010 08:16 PM

:rofl: @ Lux

SSS-Elite_StepMania1 05-10-2010 08:16 PM


Originally Posted by x(-LUX-)x (Post 661542)
LMFAO, at all of these this world is crazy, and Lux read the frucking post, damn stop asking stupid questions. LIKE READ THE DAMN POST FIRST you damn NOOB, damn wheres !_NoobKiller_! when u need him?


LuXv 05-10-2010 08:19 PM

how are you going to quote me and edit the quote? i seriously vote to have you banned who's with me?

masterbob 05-10-2010 08:25 PM


Originally Posted by SSS-Elite_StepMania1 (Post 661546)
I like reviving old topics almost as much as I like men

am I cool now too?

LuXv 05-10-2010 08:27 PM

LMFAO, yeah you sure are

TitaniumFist 05-10-2010 09:32 PM

Quite old. Closed.

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