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    US Supreme Court and powerboats

    OK, is everybody ready for prop guards? The Supreme Court may make that decision for you during its next session.

    The high court officially convenes Oct. 7 for the new term. On Monday,
    however, the nine justices meet behind closed doors to sift through 1,990
    appeals that piled up during the court's customary three-month summer break.
    The court will only take a fraction of the cases - perhaps 1% - and add them
    to the docket of 41 appeals already accepted for the new term. The court
    could announce the cases it plans to take as early as this week.

    - Sprietsma v. Mercury Marine, NO. 01-706. Rex Sprietsma claimed a
    115-horsepower outboard motor made by Brunswick Corp.'s (BC) Mercury Marine
    unit was defectively designed because it lacked a propeller guard. The court
    is deciding whether federal boat-safety laws, which don't require a guard,
    prevent accident victims from suing companies that manufacture outboard motors
    without them.
    - Moseley v. Victoria's Secret, No. 01-1015. This case pits lingerie
    retailer Victoria's Secret, a unit of Limited Brands (LTD) against an
    Elizabethtown, Ky., adult novelties shop called Victor's Little Secret. The
    court will decide whether a 1995 federal law protecting famous trademarks from
    dilution allows Victoria's Secret to block Victor Moseley's store name.
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    Registered Crazyhorse's Avatar
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    What I'd like to know is whether Victoria's Secret could be sued for not installing propeller guards on their lingerie. I got a really deep cut on my finger when feeling frisky while the wife was "modeling" some "clothing".

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    Yea, I had to throw that Victoria's Secret clip in there for a bonus.

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    Registered Playn's Avatar
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    Lets see.. Lady falls from boat gets hit by the boats prop and killed. Husband sues engine manufacturer.

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    Official OSO boat whore Charter Member
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    Ummm, Crazy...based off the pics that I saw, you wern't with you wife when the injury occured...remember you were at that "adult" modeling club down the road?

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