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The Stella Awards
The "Stella" awards rank up there with the Darwin
awards. Stella Liebeck is the 81 year old lady who
spilled coffee on herself and sued McDonalds. This case
inspired an annual award - The "Stella" Award - for the
most frivolous lawsuit in the U.S. The following are
this year's candidates:
1. January 2000: Kathleen Robertson of Austin Texas was
awarded $780,000 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 brat was Ms. Robertson's son.
2. June 1998: A 19 year old Carl Truman of Los Angeles
won $74,000 and medical expenses when his neighbour 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 neighbour's hubcaps.
3. October 1998: A 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 family was on vacation. 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 half a million dollars.
4. October 1999: Jerry Williams of Little Rock,
Arkansas was awarded $14,500 and medical expenses after
being bitten on the buttocks by his next door
neighbour's beagle. The beagle was on a chain in it's
owner's fenced-in 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 was
shooting it repeatedly with a pellet gun.
5. May 2000: 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.
The beverage was on the floor because Ms. Carson threw
it at her boyfriend 30 seconds earlier during an
6. December 1997: Kara Walton of Claymont, Delaware
successfully sued the owner of a night club in a
neighbouring 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
.... And the winner is:
Mr. Merv Grazinski of Oklahoma City. In November 2000.
Mr. Grazinski purchased a brand new 32 foot Winnebago
motor home. On his first trip home, having joined the
freeway, he set the cruise control at 70 mph and calmly
left the drivers seat to go into the back and make
himself a cup of coffee. Not surprisingly the Winnie
left the freeway, crashed and overturned. Mr. Grazinski
sued Winnebago for not advising him in the handbook that
he couldn't actually do this. He was awarded $1,750,000
plus a new Winnie. (Winnebago actually changed their
handbooks on the basis of this court case, just in case
there are any other complete morons buying their