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Bilgewater 08-23-2012 10:52 PM

WOW...another crazy law suit
 
Here's a good one for Kramer and Jackie Chiles...:confused:

Lawsuit claims man shocked by leased sailboat - chicagotribune.com

sww914 08-23-2012 11:05 PM

Re: WOW...another crazy law suit
 
QUICK! Somebody call him a waaambulance!

ParadiseParrot 08-23-2012 11:05 PM

Re: WOW...another crazy law suit
 
All this time I thought u were supposed to get shocked.

davidpm 08-23-2012 11:06 PM

Re: WOW...another crazy law suit
 
I thought you had to suffer a loss to get an award?
The lawyer must figure they will pay something to make it go away.

KIVALO 08-23-2012 11:09 PM

Re: WOW...another crazy law suit
 
Despicable! Ambulance chasing lawyers and their clients disgust me.

Brad
s/v KIVALO

poopdeckpappy 08-23-2012 11:51 PM

Re: WOW...another crazy law suit
 
Who is this guy, elastoman? One hand on the wheel while plugging in the shore power in the transom? Is that doable?

fryewe 08-23-2012 11:57 PM

Re: WOW...another crazy law suit
 
"The ground prong was differently shaped[...and] irregularly shaped." What!!!???? How did that happen? Who knew?

I plug in electrical stuff by feel all the time. It's exciting...especially when you can hold onto some metal that is attached by a low resistance path to EARTH!!

You know the charter company is lucky because they chartered this boat to someone who in this case certainly demonstrated that he didn't know dick about boats/electricity and they took a real chance on losing the boat with this guy.

Shake your head in amazement at the charterer but don't give the company a free pass. The company has a responsibility to make sure the charterer has a basic level of skill and experience and judgement.

I know...I know...there is a basic level of knowledge that enables one to get through the day without hurting himself or others and the company can't check out charterers on everything. At some point you have to assume that the charterer is standing there alive so you give him some credit for a basic level of intelligence. It's up to their lawyers to convince a judge and jury that this guy's mistake was below that threshold of expectations. Wouldn't have any trouble convincing me...

On the other hand I may be giving some people the benefit of the doubt. I mean...have you read some of those postings in the politics/government/religion thread?

rbrasi 08-24-2012 12:53 AM

Sadly...yes.

chrisncate 08-24-2012 02:32 AM

Re: WOW...another crazy law suit
 
From the article

Quote:

Sailing Inc. and Westrec Marina Management Inc. were negligent in failing to replace the worn outlet, to regularly inspect power chords
Always make sure you inspect those power chords, they better rock out hard or you may face a lawsuit.

sww914 08-24-2012 03:03 AM

Re: WOW...another crazy law suit
 
So why do I only ever get hurt when there's no insurance company to sue? Surfing, working on the boat, hiking? Never in a nice big expensive national retail store!


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