The USA a very litigious society

Mrs. Merv Grazinski, of Oklahoma City, Oklahoma purchased new 32-foot Winnebago motor home. On her first trip home she set the cruise control at 70 mph and calmly left the driver’s seat to go to the back of the Winnebago to make herself a sandwich. Not surprisingly, the motor home left the freeway, crashed and overturned. Also not surprisingly, Mrs. Grazinski sued Winnebago for not putting in the owner’s manual that she couldn’t actually leave the driver’s seat while the cruise control was set. The Oklahoma jury awarded her $1,750,000 and a new motor home. Winnebago actually changed their manuals as a result of this suit, just in case Mrs. Grazinski has any relatives who might also buy a motor home.

Chris

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1 Response to The USA a very litigious society

  1. Catana says:

    I would treat this story as a joke except that stupidity is such a prominent part of the human psyche. But which was more stupid, the woman or the jury?

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