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Old 08-08-2005, 06:33 AM   #1
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Kill a guy by being dumb and then you can sue whatevere's left? Meh. This is pathetic.



If he was upset about being hit, isn't the fact the rider died enough?
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Old 08-08-2005, 06:58 AM   #2
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This is why I predict and buhleeve soon all cars will be made from a soft foam-like material that deforms like an old bean bag chair when it hits something.



In fact people will look for excuses to run into each other 'cause it'll be so comfy.



Say this Jeep that whipped the u-turn in front of the bike was manufactured out of recycled barcalounger parts. No problem. The bike hits the upholstered Jeep and gets wedged between the cushions, like an errant TV remote.



Problem solved.











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Old 08-08-2005, 07:03 AM   #3
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With any luck you'll find some loose change and a few stale potato chips.
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Old 08-08-2005, 07:17 AM   #4
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Substantially high rate of speed-- So, this guy's a cop with radar? What's subtanial here? Death- that's pretty substantial. We need a looser pays system for court. This lawyer (the a** that he is) should not even consider this a case. His client killed a person. No matter how it happened the guy is DRT. Now, this looser who plead out (knowing that if he went to jury trial on this would get a minimum of 10yrs) is going after the family. If the family doesn't counter-sue for incredible sums of money for loss of primary income and pain and suffering to show a real jury what kind of jacka** the killer is then you will definitely know that the justice system looks out for the wrong people.
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Old 08-08-2005, 07:22 AM   #5
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i love how u guys can know all the facts from a 3 paragraf story on the ama website. judicial system would move a lot faster if u were just appointed Judge/Jury/Executioner.

Hey where is MO? new buell is up at competitor site...
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Old 08-08-2005, 07:29 AM   #6
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Oh boy...Mini-JB should be piping in at any moment with some praise for his idol...



On a side note, which site has the write up on the Buells?
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Old 08-08-2005, 07:53 AM   #7
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First of all, we grab that slimy SOB that calls himself a lawyer -- sorry -- for a minute there I was in the world where we do "justice" instead of "legal".

Same ol' same ol' -- it's about the money and evading responsibility for your own actions, and ethics, morality and common sense have nothing to do with it. Come on folks, get involved in a little politics and push your representatives to pass tort reform so we can minimize this kind of offensive crap. Sorry I had to mention politics, but how do you think things get done in the real world?
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Old 08-08-2005, 07:57 AM   #8
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What additional facts would make it OK to do something stupid (and illegal) that kills somebody and then sue their estate because you were inconvienced by the guy getting killed?
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Old 08-08-2005, 07:59 AM   #9
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It has always been the case in this country that ANY crankpot with a few $$$ and some legal skills can FILE a suit against anyone for any reason... but FILING doesn't mean it won't get summarily dismissed by the judge and it sure as hell doesn't mean they'll win.



and TALKING about filing a lawsuit is even less meaningful.



Move along folks, nothing to see here!



P.S. Over at SacBORG there's a nice write-up on the Ulysses from Reg Kittrelle



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Old 08-08-2005, 07:59 AM   #10
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all i'm saying is: How do you know the guy wasn't making a perfectly legal, perfectly safe U-turn, and the guy on the bike was doing 120 around a curve? That's probably not what happened, but it's completely possible.
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