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Gary Skyner

Poland

April 6, 2012

ARSONISTS SUE FOR FIRE THEY STARTED

Two men in America set fire to their shop with the hope of collecting the insurance money. The plan was to have a small, smoky fire that would damage their stock, which wasn't selling very well, so they could collect their insurance policy. However, the fire spread to the shop next door, destroying it.

The men sued the insurance company. They said that they had set fire to their own shop, but that the fire next door was accidental and therefore they should receive compensation for the damage to the other building. The court disagreed, and dismissed the case. They said that the fire ‘couldn’t be thought of as an accident.’


DRUNK SUES POLICE FOR NOT ARRESTING HER

After a police officer decided not to take a drunken woman into custody, she sued him. She admitted that she could not remember most of the events that night, only that she was too drunk to drive. The case was dismissed, saying that the police officer had no duty to place her in protective custody.


LAWSUIT AGAINST TRAVEL STOP FOR HOT COFFEE

Oasis Truck Stop, a popular travel stop in Hartland, America, was sued by a customer who spilled coffee on herself. The makers of the coffee machine and coffee mug were also sued. The customer's lawyer claimed the coffee was too hot, but the temperature of the coffee was shown to be exactly what it should have been.

Amazingly, the court suggested a payment to the customer of $62,500. Later, the Appeals Court found the defendants not guilty and awarded zero dollars, but only after a large cost to the them.


WOMAN SUES CHILD AFTER ICE SKATING ACCIDENT

A 12 year old girl was skating at a public ice rink in the US, when she ran into another skater and knocked her down, causing a knee injury to the fallen skater. The injured woman sued the girl. The court dismissed the case saying that the child's actions were not dangerous. The court said that the accident happened during a normal skating session at the ice rink, and that there are certain risks in ice skating which are obvious.

VOCABULARY

(-) stock  noun  the goods in a shop that are for sale
to sue  verb  to take legal action against someone or something, especially to claim money because they did something wrong against you
to dismiss  verb  when a judge ends a trial because there is not enough evidence
(a) case  noun  all the facts, arguments and reasons in support of something
(-) protective custody  noun  a place where police keep people for their own safety
to admit  verb  to say that you did something, especially something wrong
to spill  verb  to cause liquid to leave its container
(a) defendant  noun  the person in court who it is said has done something wrong
obvious  adjective  easy to see

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09:33 AM Apr 12 2012

Irene Forever
Ukraine

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