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

    Yep I can see the writing on the wall, congress passing a helmet law to shop at Costco's..

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

    Quote Originally Posted by AdamT View Post
    Depends on the circumstances. Lets say that four customers have independently reported to the manager that something has been spilled in the first aid aisle: something slippery, like an icy beverage. An hour goes by and the manager still hasn't sent someone to clean it up. A customer slips and injures herself. The store was negligent because it has a duty of care to maintain a reasonably safe place of business.

    If, OTOH, the spill just happened a minute before the fall, and somone had already been dispatched to clean it up -- probably no negligence.
    I still argue that under those circumstances, it's unlikey the slippery substance isn't visible. Watch where you're walking.
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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.
    So what you're saying is: Don't stand in the bad?

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

    Quote Originally Posted by Mathematician View Post
    I still argue that under those circumstances, it's unlikey the slippery substance isn't visible. Watch where you're walking.
    This is your advice to an elderly woman? How heartless.

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

    Quote Originally Posted by Hicup View Post
    It's not that simple. Yes falling on one's property is not the question here. It's whether Costco was negligent, and whether this negligence was directly related to the incident.

    Tim-
    Yep, that is why we have courts. Assuming the woman was harmed as claimed, if the harm was the result of negligence on the part of the store or just on her own failure to take caution, the courts should rule accordingly.

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

    Quote Originally Posted by Guy Incognito View Post
    This is your advice to an elderly woman? How heartless.
    More like how heartless to letting her wander where she can hurt herself. I dont know the lady, so I can't judge how good her senses still are. There comes a time in a senior's life when they need to be taken care of, and this seems like a good example. I think there should be standard testing for drivers periodically too. Both for their sake and the sake of others, there are plenty who shouldn't be driving. Stating this, I am a big fan of the tradition in many Asian countries where senior family members live with younger generations of their family. I've even suggested this to my mother.
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    Re: Costco can't move "I slipped on a slurpee" lawsuit

    Quote Originally Posted by Jerry View Post
    This is what you call insane? Seriously? A minor, token procedural request? This is on the level of one of your car tires being 3psi low. This is the kind of decision there doesn't even need to be a hearing for, but you want us to believe there was a full-blown trial-by-jury just to decide where the lawsuit was going to be held. Holy crap!

    Notice how the article makes it sound like the poor, defenseless old woman had to "beat back" the big bad corporation. Oh noes! More like her pro-bono ambulance-chasing former used-car-salesman lawyer was sent a motion, he put down the scotch long enough to pen a 'response', the judge read both and snail-mailed each party his decision; and then to get some fame her trailer-trash patched-elbow bearly-passed-the-bar-on-the-3rd-try porno-mustache yellow toothed magnum-PI wannabe "lawyer" (who's probably also her son in-law) sent an anonymous tip to a few newspapers.

    It's not Cosco's fault she spilled her drink...or that another customer just spilled immediately before her slip, and thus didn't have a reasonable amount of time to clean it. Good thing it wasn't hot coffee.

    Relax folks, Cosco will settle. They always do....because if the lil old lady doesn't play along Cosco can drag this out past her death....she is 74, after all.

    Quote Originally Posted by Mathematician View Post
    More like how heartless to letting her wander where she can hurt herself. I dont know the lady, so I can't judge how good her senses still are. There comes a time in a senior's life when they need to be taken care of, and this seems like a good example. I think there should be standard testing for drivers periodically too. Both for their sake and the sake of others, there are plenty who shouldn't be driving. Stating this, I am a big fan of the tradition in many Asian countries where senior family members live with younger generations of their family. I've even suggested this to my mother.
    I just love the rush to judgement here. All we know is the woman won a change of venue motion in court.

    Assuming she was hurt, the quick judgement is this must be her fault because she is old. You are assigning all of your preconceived ideas to one incident and acting as if you know what is going. Is there a chance that this woman was not, in fact, a frail old-lady and was in fact seriously injured through little to no fault of her own? (I mean, just a chance)... or is every lawsuit filed against a corporation frivolous with the motivates of the plaintiff just to get rich? This is why we have courts... to layout and study the facts.

    Either learn more about the case or stop your wild-ass speculation.

    PS- especially nice touch making up facts by suggesting 'she spilled her drink'.
    Last edited by upsideguy; 08-28-11 at 03:41 PM.

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

    Quote Originally Posted by upsideguy View Post
    I just love the rush to judgement here.
    So do I, but you're not very good at it. Try harder!

    Quote Originally Posted by upsideguy View Post
    Assuming she was hurt....
    According to the article she was very "hurt", requiring therapy, even.

    Quote Originally Posted by upsideguy View Post
    ....the quick judgement is this must be her fault because she is old.
    No, not because she old; because she's a dumbass! Now maybe she's a stupid **** who doesn't watch where she's going because she's old, but wtf, doesn't she know she's old and think "holy **** I'm older than petrified raptor piss, I'd better watch where the **** I'm walking"? NO, she doesn't, why, because she's a dumbass! Being stupid didn't make her old, being old made her stupid. It's not her fault that she's old or stupid, but she IS old and stupid.

    Be the only one in a buisy store to not see the mess and slip it, then blame it on age: Woman logic.

    Quote Originally Posted by upsideguy View Post
    Is there a chance that this woman was not, in fact, a frail old-lady and was in fact seriously injured through little to no fault of her own?
    I didn't say it was her fault she was a dumbass. I said being old made her stupid, and you can't help age, therefore being stupid wasn't her fault....but it wasn't Cosco's fault, either. **** happens. If your to ****ing old to go to the store without practically killing yourself, then you shouldn't leave your musty Depends-smelling apartment. Keep your saggy ass at home.

    Quote Originally Posted by upsideguy View Post
    Either learn more about the case or stop your wild-ass speculation.
    You sound like you're getting up there in years......
    Last edited by Jerry; 08-28-11 at 04:11 PM.

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

    Quote Originally Posted by upsideguy View Post
    I just love the rush to judgement here. All we know is the woman won a change of venue motion in court.

    Assuming she was hurt, the quick judgement is this must be her fault because she is old. You are assigning all of your preconceived ideas to one incident and acting as if you know what is going. Is there a chance that this woman was not, in fact, a frail old-lady and was in fact seriously injured through little to no fault of her own? (I mean, just a chance)... or is every lawsuit filed against a corporation frivolous with the motivates of the plaintiff just to get rich? This is why we have courts... to layout and study the facts.

    Either learn more about the case or stop your wild-ass speculation.

    PS- especially nice touch making up facts by suggesting 'she spilled her drink'.
    I never said anything about being elderly suggesting she is at fault. I didn't say squat about motives either. I am saying there are two main cases:
    1. You are capable of seeing where you are walking and should look where you're walking.
    2. You are incapable of seeing where you are walking and someone should be holding your hand.
    Why not sue the government for being on their roads when you hydroplane and crash?
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    Re: Costco can't move "I slipped on a slurpee" lawsuit

    Quote Originally Posted by ludahai View Post
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    This is pretty insane...



    Shouldn't Florida law and thus Florida courts be at issue here and not New York? This occurred in Florida. I would be totally surprised if this woman doesn't win something, given she is in New York, but I could totally see Costco winning an appeal in a federal court. This is insane.
    An amazing number of civil lawsuits have ended up in Madison County, Illinois. For no other reason that it is Madison County, Illinois with very "big hearted, generous" jury pools.

    Jury shopping is a sad reflection on our culture, but common......


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