By setting such precedents, frivolous lawsuits like this have negative effects: Increase prices of goods, create less jobs as retailers (layoffs to pay for such lawsuits) and does not make us accountable for our actions. Listening to music over and over did not cause harm or damage – very annoying maybe. But than again shold we sue the ice cream truck man? oh wait we did! Not everything has someone to fault, not every circumstance could have been avoided. Businesses start to worry more about how they can defend against being sued than providing good products and services and expanding/hiring. The lawyers must stop going after so called “deep pockets” and insurance companies MUST defend each and every lawsuit and NOT settle – finally judges MUST toss out frivilious lawsuits. [backtopost]
By NATALIE O’NEILL
Last Updated: 1:30 AM, March 28, 2013
Posted: 1:30 AM, March 28, 2013
‘Torture’ after all
A judge awarded a disabled man $8,000 after Disneyland’s “It’s a Small World” ride broke down, forcing him to listen to the theme song over and over for a half-hour, the passenger’s attorney says.
The ride became a torture chamber for wheelchair-bound José Martinez, 50, whom staffers failed to rescue in a timely manner, the judge ruled.