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Friday, March 17, 2006

What chutzpah!

You can't make up some of the things you read. Of course, this one is compliments of our lawsuit-happy society.

A Lodi, Calif., city employee backs his dump truck into a car. Oops. But wait, the car is his own. So he files a $3,600 claim against the city for damages. Fortunately, the claim was denied. The city saw through the charade and ruled that, in essence, he was suing himself.

But this guy was persistent. The claim was refiled, this time using his wife's name. The city attorney threw this one out, too, on grounds that you can't sue your spouse for negligence.

Consider all the time and money the city spent handling this ridiculous claim. If the accident happened to most of us, we'd do anything to keep it quiet. But noooooo, not when somebody smells money. The guy's lucky he hasn't been fired.


Anonymous Anonymous said...

I like this. What a country.

8:20 AM, March 20, 2006  

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