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    Re: Costco can't move "I slipped on a slurpee" lawsuit

    Quote Originally Posted by Mathematician View Post
    I have, so you can take it as me disagreeing with it.
    I take you as a naif who wants to rewrite the legal system in accordance with your own uninformed prejudices.

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    Re: Costco can't move "I slipped on a slurpee" lawsuit

    Quote Originally Posted by Guy Incognito View Post
    I take you as a naif who wants to rewrite the legal system in accordance with your own uninformed prejudices.
    There's a big difference between prejudices and logic. Take it however in the **** you want. Two seconds ago who were preaching about responsibility. I, myself, get pissed off at the lack of responsibility taken by your average American. When someone spills something, they are both the main cause and the main witness of the mess. This person should either clean it up themselves or seek help in doing so because they were responsible for the mess in the first place.
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    Re: Costco can't move "I slipped on a slurpee" lawsuit

    Quote Originally Posted by Guy Incognito View Post
    Costco was the person responsible for the spill.
    Only if they neglected to clean the spill within a 'reasonable' amount of time.

    Now....what constitutes a 'reasonable' amount of time is highly subjective and can only be determined on a case by case basis, as each situation is fact-dependent.

    That's what the court will decide.

    If the court decides that Cosco did not have a reasonable amount of time between the spill and the accident to clean it, then they can be let off the hook and the lil old lady pays for her bills out of her insurance(s).

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    Re: Costco can't move "I slipped on a slurpee" lawsuit

    Quote Originally Posted by Jerry View Post
    That's what the court will decide.

    If the court decides that Cosco did not have a reasonable amount of time between the spill and the accident to clean it, then they can be let off the hook and the lil old lady pays for her bills out of her insurance(s).
    Good point.

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    Re: Costco can't move "I slipped on a slurpee" lawsuit

    Quote Originally Posted by Jerry View Post
    Only if they neglected to clean the spill within a 'reasonable' amount of time.

    Now....what constitutes a 'reasonable' amount of time is highly subjective and can only be determined on a case by case basis, as each situation is fact-dependent.

    That's what the court will decide.

    If the court decides that Cosco did not have a reasonable amount of time between the spill and the accident to clean it, then they can be let off the hook and the lil old lady pays for her bills out of her insurance(s).
    Here we go again.... Reasonable in this case is an objective standard. It's not subjective or case-by-case. I'm sure there is plenty of case law explaining what is reasonable for a big box or grocery store.

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    Re: Costco can't move "I slipped on a slurpee" lawsuit

    Quote Originally Posted by AdamT View Post
    Here we go again.... Reasonable in this case is an objective standard. It's not subjective or case-by-case. I'm sure there is plenty of case law explaining what is reasonable for a big box or grocery store.
    Well if that's true then I'm sure you'll be more then happy make that argument. Until we see some source material, we're all, myself included, just a bunch of regular folks who never passed the bar, sitting around the brake room gossiping about the news.

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    Re: Costco can't move "I slipped on a slurpee" lawsuit

    Quote Originally Posted by haymarket View Post
    Can you explain how someone in this case can slip "on something all by yourself" without the cause of the item on the floor?

    This I want to hear.
    I take it you think I disagreed with the definition?

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    Re: Costco can't move "I slipped on a slurpee" lawsuit

    Quote Originally Posted by Henrin View Post
    If you see a mess on the floor don't slip on it. It should help avoid any sort of falling.

    Messes happen in stores. Try to not WALK in them idiots. Why businesses should pay for such things is something I will never understand.

    As for the whining from the judge about money. Meh, its part of society these days.
    The thing is, that many times, someone trips on a mess they don't see. They don't expect it to be there. They flat don't see it. Many times the mess is invisible. I was walking along a courthouse hallway the other day and almost fell flat on my back because my shoe slilpped on something that was very slippery and virtually impossible to see or avoid.

    Believe it or not, there are such things as valid slip and fall cases, with very significant damages. When those happen, those responsible should pay. Store owners are all smiles when you walk into their stores and buy merchandise. Rarely, do we ever see a store owner turning money (or customers) away. They are all too glad to take your money, yet they are nowhere to be found when you slilp and fall on a mess they failed to clean up.

    Yes - slip and fall cases are abused. There are crooks who fake slip and fall cases and fake the claimed injuries. And there are crooked, scumbag lawyers who represent those people, and crooked, scumbag doctors who "verify" the injuries. These folks should all be jailed. But that is not to say that this happens in every slip and fall case.

    As I said, there are such things as legitimate slip and fall cases.
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