The House That Ruth(less) Built


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Username: The_image_dynamic

San Diego, California

Post Number: 4765
Registered: Dec-06
I made up that title. Cool huh?

Anyhoo, here is a funny story about some douche that thought it would be prefectly cool to march in to Yankee Stadium and taunt the fans after Sox home runs. I agree 100% with the Yankees. What did he think was gonna happen? Next, dude will come here to a Charger game and cheer for the Raiders.

"Red Sox fan Charles Hillios attended a Sox-Yankees game in the Bronx in 2007. After cheering for a BoSox home run, he was followed to a concession stand by a pair of Yankee fans, who kindly helped him to the ground, where they could better kick him.

Hillios required eye surgery after the attack, and is now suing the Yankees, who claim that -- Hey, man, you step into our stadium and cheer for another team, we can't guarantee your safety. Seriously: they're saying it's his own fault.

Hillios, who is suing the Yanks for the beat-down, "Assumed the risk of foreseeable injury based on his own conduct," according to a federal court filing. The team also contends that it's "Not liable for the alleged intentional conduct" of the two goons who battered the Bosox booster.

That's right, the Yankees can't be expected to control their fans. Not unless "God Bless America" is playing. This is what happens when you get douche-on-douche crime. It leads to douche-on-douche litigation."


Gold Member
Username: Redliner

Wilmington, Ma

Post Number: 4671
Registered: Jun-05
hey guys this this happens all the time between sox and yanks fans just go to a game lol. I know ive def seen a lot of fights when ive gone to fenway and seen all the yanks fans cheering, I mean what do u think is gonna happen.

Why would u sue for stupidity

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Username: Redliner

Wilmington, Ma

Post Number: 4672
Registered: Jun-05
then again what about these

It's time again for the annual 'Stella Awards'!

For those unfamiliar with these awards, they are named after 81-year-old
Stella Liebeck who spilled hot coffee on herself and successfully sued the
McDonald's in New Mexico where she purchased The coffee. You remember, she
took the lid off the coffee and put it between Her knees while she was
driving. Who would ever think one could get burned Doing that, right?

That's right; these are awards for the most outlandish lawsuits and verdicts
in the U.S. You know, the kinds of
Cases that make you scratch your head. So keep your head scratcher handy.

Here are the Stella's for the past year:

Kathleen Robertson of Austin , Texas was awarded $80,000 by a jury of her
peers after breaking her ankle tripping over a toddler who was running
inside a furniture store. The store owners were understandably surprised by
the verdict, considering the running toddler was her own son.

Carl Truman, 19, of Los Angeles , California Won $74,000 plus medical
expenses when his neighbor ran over his hand with a Honda Accord. Truman
apparently didn't notice there was someone at the wheel of the car when he
was trying to steal his neighbor's hubcaps.

Go ahead, grab your head scratcher.

Terrence Dickson, of Bristol , Pennsylvania , was leaving a house he had just
burglarized by way of the garage. Unfortunately for Dickson, the automatic
garage door opener malfunctioned and he could not get the garage door to
open. Worse, he couldn't re-enter the house because the door connecting the
garage to the house locked when Dickson pulled it shut. Forced to sit for
eight, count 'em, EIGHT, days on a case of Pepsi and a large bag of dry dog
food, he sued the homeowner's insurance company claiming undue mental

Amazingly, the jury said the insurance company must pay Dickson $500,000 for
his anguish. We should all have
This kind of anguish.

Keep scratching. There are more...

Jerry Williams, of Little Rock , Arkansas , garnered 4th Place in the Stella's
when he was awarded $14,500 plus medical expenses after being bitten on the
butt by his next door neighbor's beagle - even though the beagle was on a
chain in its owner's fenced yard.
Williams did not get as much as he asked for because the jury believed the
beagle might have been provoked at the time of the butt bite because
Williams had climbed over the fence into the yard And repeatedly shot the
dog with a pellet gun.

Grrrrr. Scratch, scratch.

Amber Carson of Lancaster , Pennsylvania because a jury ordered a
Philadelphia restaurant to pay her $113,500 after she slipped on a spilled
soft drink and broke her tailbone. The reason the soft drink was on the
- Ms. Carson had thrown it at her boyfriend 30 seconds earlier during an
argument. Whatever happened to people being responsible for their own

Scratch, scratch, scratch. Hang in there; there are only two more Stellas to

Kara Walton, of Claymont , Delaware sued the owner of a night club in a
nearby city because she fell from the bathroom window to the floor, knocking
out her two front teeth. Even though Ms. Walton was trying to sneak through
the ladies room window to avoid paying the $3.50 cover charge, the jury said
the night club had to pay her $12,000 - oh, yeah, plus dental expenses.
Go figure.

1ST PLACE : (May I have a fanfare played on 50 kazoos please?)
This year's runaway First Place Stella Award winner was Mrs. Merv Grazinski,
of Oklahoma City , Oklahoma , who purchased a new 32-foot Winnebago motor
home. On her first trip home, from an OU football game, having driven on to
the freeway, 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, are you Sitting down,
$1,750,000 PLUS 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.

Gold Member
Username: Denali_on_22s

I get Bucks like Milwa...

Post Number: 6203
Registered: Feb-06
I'm probably going to find some ridiculous way to sue someone...

Platinum Member
Username: Nyyfan13

Yanks Fan USA

Post Number: 10696
Registered: Jul-06
This is why we need to annex every state north of New York.

Gold Member
Username: Bonhamd

Post Number: 1474
Registered: Nov-07
im sure that the yankees have a badass legal staff - but the guy might have a chance, especially after reading those crazy azz law suits

i equally hate the yankees and the redsox very much

Platinum Member
Username: Wingmanalive

A pic is worth 1000 posts!!

Post Number: 18982
Registered: Jun-06
For everything crazy, it's at least tried once.

I just want to know how the defendant's lawyer actually allowed/picked these inbred jurors. It's the reason insurance of any kind is absurd.

Gold Member
Username: Justforhahas

Post Number: 1266
Registered: Jul-08
Any Pro sports team and stadium , which many/most are publically financed by the state, have the LEGAL responsibility to provide SECURIY and SAFETY to all who use the facilities in any capacity, regardless of which team they root for or against!....doesn't matter which teams!...This is a PRO Baseball MLB stadium, not a gladiator pit for local fans!...

Regardles of what anybody says, at Fenway in Boston , U will be apprehended and arrested right there on the spot for assault and battery..and it won't matter which team ya root for!...its actions like these that give sports a bad name, and people forget the entire intent of the game.. a lil ribbing is OK, but a beat down is waaaay out of hand and immature just cause somebody hollers for their team! ...A civil suit agaisnt the yankees organization is a slap on the hand,... any good lawyer may be looking for criminal negligence actions with PUNITIVE damages against the Yankees...

if people can't bring their kids to a game at a stadium payed for by the public (nevermind the fees they pay also to be at that game), without being subject to assaults/battery or even witnessing them, then the game/sport has lost its value!

Gold Member
Username: Jtown


Post Number: 3316
Registered: Mar-07
Well not trying to bring you down, but you do realize that regardless of Stella's absent mindedness, the coffee was served at a ridiculous temperature, enough for like 4th or 5th degree burns. There were some other issues that McDonald's was liable for, due to them being foreseeable or whatever, we talked about it in BLAW a couple weeks ago.

Platinum Member
Username: Wingmanalive

A pic is worth 1000 posts!!

Post Number: 18987
Registered: Jun-06
Unfortunate things happen all the time. Like the child who plays with the automatic doors you find.....anywhere. Some kid was playing around one day and got his hand stuck. Mother sued. Just like the thief who fell through the skylight and sued.

These ppl are getting millions by juries, not thousands. If all it took to get a mega million dollar settlement were 4th or 5th degree burns on my legs I say serve it up. Juries are setting precedents on companies by rewarding the few.

Why should the ones who think of it first get the reward when sh1t happens all the time unrewarded everywhere?
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