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    Re: Philip Morris told to pay 8 mln in smoker's death

    Quote Originally Posted by Ikari View Post
    I sure hope drinking tons of coffee does something bad. I really could use a lawsuit against Starbucks.
    Satrbucks should be sued for just making up stupid words. I want A FRCKEN LARGE COFFEE!!!

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    Re: Philip Morris told to pay 8 mln in smoker's death

    Quote Originally Posted by winston53660 View Post
    Satrbucks should be sued for just making up stupid words. I want A FRCKEN LARGE COFFEE!!!
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    Re: Philip Morris told to pay 8 mln in smoker's death

    Quote Originally Posted by rivrrat View Post
    How in the WORLD is it ever the suppliers fault for the way the buyer uses an item?
    Well what the hell else do you expect to be done with a cigarette except smoke the goddamned thing?

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    Re: Philip Morris told to pay 8 mln in smoker's death

    Quote Originally Posted by jallman View Post
    There was no full disclosure of the research until the late 70's. I have no desire to get into one of your famous pissing matches over this so put some citations and research up or don't bother.
    J, no one forced you to respond to my post. What difference would reseach have, consumers only look at the label. They don't sit around in their living rooms reading research papers. Come on!
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    Re: Philip Morris told to pay 8 mln in smoker's death

    Quote Originally Posted by rivrrat View Post
    How in the WORLD is it ever the suppliers fault for the way the buyer uses an item? Is it the gun manufacturer's fault if someone buys a gun and kills someone? Is it Little Debbie's fault if someone eats themselves into obesity with their lunchcakes? Is it Doritoes' fault if someone's cholesterol is too high? How about the pharmaceutical companies' fault for selling addictive drugs? Oh, what about coffee manufacturers? They sell an addictive drug that most of the fricken country is addicted to. Is it THEIR fault that people continue to drink more and more coffee and raise their blood pressure and cause damage to their hearts?

    **** no it's not. It's NOT the supplier's fault for what the buyer chooses to do with what they buy. Not ever. And in no way should we have this extremely dangerous precedent in our court system. It's a travesty of "justice" and is only going to set the stage for more of them. More idiots who refuse to accept responsibility for their actions. More pathetic fools who think that something is always someone elses fault and someone else should pay for their own stupidity.

    I cannot BELIEVE that people actually support that ****.
    When a company is peddling an addictive and harmful substance, then yes it is partially their fault. If tobacco weren't addictive, then I would agree with you.

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    Re: Philip Morris told to pay 8 mln in smoker's death

    Quote Originally Posted by jallman View Post
    Well what the hell else do you expect to be done with a cigarette except smoke the goddamned thing?
    I don't know about that. Bill Clinton was pretty creative with cigars.
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    Re: Philip Morris told to pay 8 mln in smoker's death

    Quote Originally Posted by Orius View Post
    When a company is peddling an addictive and harmful substance, then yes it is partially their fault. If tobacco weren't addictive, then I would agree with you.
    You mean like alcohol, caffeine, prescription drugs, chocolate, fast food, fatty junk food, so on and so forth?

    How is it their fault if someone hurts themselves with their product?

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    Re: Philip Morris told to pay 8 mln in smoker's death

    Quote Originally Posted by jallman View Post
    Okay...I hate stupid lawsuits but I can see this on one condition: the premise of the suit was that the man began smoking BEFORE the tobacco companies released information (which they would have had to withhold knowing the dangers) on how deadly their product is.

    That's the only way I can see this being legitimate.
    I thought all this was taken care of during the Clinton years. The states got a wad from the companies and then proceeded to blow it.
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    Re: Philip Morris told to pay 8 mln in smoker's death

    More breaking news. A number of lawsuits have now been filed by various people:

    1) In Detroit, a man has filed a lawsuit against Jack Daniels, alleging that drinking a fifth of it before he went on the road resulted in DWI charges being filed against him.

    2) In Jackson, Mississippi, an overweight woman has sued the Imperial Sugar Company over the sugar she continually ate, that made her fat.

    3) In New York, a man has sued his bank, claiming that having a bank account there led to criminal charges against him when he wrote a thousand dollars worth of hot checks.

    4) In Honolulu, a man is suing the company that made his surfboard, that he had an accident with because he did not know how to surf.

    5) In Omaha, a man is suing the company that produces eggs for the state of Nebraska, because he ate 50 of them in an egg eating contest and got sick.

    6) In Traverse City, Michigan, a man is suing the maker of his snowmobile, because he drove it out onto lake Michigan and fell through the ice.

    7) In Minneapolis, Larry Craig is suing the bathroom stall he got arrested in. Says Craig "If there were no bathroom stall there, I would not have gotten into the mess I got into".

    8) In Los Angeles, a man has sued the city for allowing itself to be built over an earthquake zone, after he was injured in an earthquake.

    9) In Houston, a man who was both stoned and drunk accidentally spilled gasoline on himself at a Chevron station, while attempting to fill up his car. He then tried to light a cigarette. He is suing Chevron for refining oil, and also suing Marlboro for making cigarettes.

    10) In Washington, the members of both the House and Senate are suing their constituents for voting dumb asses into office.

    Top 10 bonus) DanaRhea is suing every person in the world. Why? Because, after reading the link in the OP, he knows he can.
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    Re: Philip Morris told to pay 8 mln in smoker's death

    Number 10 is definitely going to win that case. Bastards!
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