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2005 Stella Awards

Discussion in 'Sound Off' started by JoshS, Sep 29, 2006.

  1. Maybe you have seen them, maybe not! Enjoy!!

    2005 Stella Awards!

    Time once again to review the winners of the Annual "Stella Awards."

    The Stella Awards are named after 81 year-old Stella Liebeck who

    spilled hot coffee on herself and successfully sued McDonald's (in NM).

    That case inspired the Stella Awards for the most frivolous, ridiculous,

    successful lawsuits in the United States.

    Here are this year's winners:

    5th Place (tie):

    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 owners of the store were

    understandably surprised at the verdict, considering the misbehaving

    little toddler was Ms. Robertson's son.

    5th Place (tie):

    19-year-old Carl Truman of Los Angeles won $74,000 and medical expenses

    when his neighbor ran over his hand with a Honda Accord. Mr. Truman

    apparently didn't notice there was someone at the wheel of the car when

    he was trying to steal his neighbor's hubcaps.

    5th Place (tie)

    Terrence Dickson of Bristol, Pennsylvania, was leaving a house he had

    just finished robbing by way of the garage. He was not able to get the

    garage door to go up since the automatic door opener was malfunctioning.

    He couldn't re-enter the house because the door connecting the house and

    garage locked when he pulled it shut. The familywas on vacation, and Mr.

    Dickson found himself locked in the garage for

    eight days. He subsisted on a case of Pepsi he found, and a large bag

    of dry dog food. He sued the homeowner's insurance claiming the

    situation caused him undue mental anguish.

    The jury agreed, to the tune of $500,000.

    4th Place:

    Jerry Williams of Little Rock, Arkansas, was awarded $14,500. and

    medical expenses after being bitten on the buttocks by his next door

    neighbor's beagle. The beagle was on a chain in its owner's fenced yard.

    The award was less than sought because the jury felt the dog might have

    been just a little provoked at the time by Mr. Williams who had climbed

    over the fence into the yard and was shooting it repeatedly with a

    pellet gun.

    3rd Place:

    A Philadelphia restaurant was ordered to pay Amber Carson of Lancaster,

    Pennsylvania, $113,500. after she slipped on a soft drink and broke her

    coccyx (tailbone). The beverage was on the floor because Ms. Carson had

    thrown it at her boyfriend 30 seconds earlier during an argument.

    2ndPlace:

    Kara Walton of Claymont, Delaware, successfully sued the owner of a

    night club in a neighboring city when she fell from the bathroom window

    to the floor and knocked out her two front teeth. This occurred while

    Ms. Walton was trying to sneak through the window in the ladies room to

    avoid paying the $3.50 cover charge . She was awarded $12,000 and dental

    expenses.

    1st Place:

    This year's runaway winner was Mrs. Merv Grazinski of Oklahoma City,

    Oklahoma. Mrs. Grazinski purchased a brand new 32-foot Winnebago motor

    home. On her first trip home, (from an OU football game), having driven

    onto the freeway, she set the cruise control at 70 mph and calmly left

    the driver's seat to go into the back & make herself a sandwich. Not

    surprisingly, the RV left the freeway, crashed and overturned.

    Mrs.Grazinski sued Winnebago for not advising her in the owner's manual

    that she couldn't actually do this.

    The jury awarded her $1,750,000. plus a new motor home. The company

    actually changed their manuals on the basis of this suit, just in case

    there were any other complete morons around.

     
  2. I dont know what to say.... Seems like this politically correct psycho babble has gone far enough if you ask me.
     

  3. HELL, IM LOOKING FOR NEXT YEARS WINNER THEN IF ITS THAT EASY!!!!!I WILL HUNT EVERY DAY OF SEASON AFTER THAT!!! THOSE ARE ASSANINE WHAT HAS THIS WORLD CAME TO , I BELIEVE IF WE DIDNT HAVE LAWYERS WE WOULDNT NEED LAWYERS!!!!!!!!:evilsmile :evilsmile :evilsmile :evilsmile :evilsmile
     
  4. Those just make me mad...I'm suing you over the mental anguish that reading those has caused.
     
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