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Old 09-07-2008, 01:21 AM
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Hey dnebo,

Boat Me didn't explain his post, so I didn't know if you knew the story. It affected the charity for the kids and the fact that the lawsuits shut down SOTW. That annual PR raised thousands foe the local charity plus all the boater's would take the kids out on rides before the event.

Personally, I agree that NO amount of money will comfort a loss. It just really sucks that the lawsuits halted the annual money raised and that our fellowship at SOTW was affected.
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Old 09-07-2008, 01:31 AM
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Let's face it, when you enter these events there is always the element of danger and you except it, because you love it and think that nothing is going to happen. My heart goes out to the families who have lost a loved one in a Poker Run or Offshore Racing but that is what they chose to do for their enjoyment. It is very sad but I would never want my family to sue if something happened to me while I was doing something that I loved.
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No aount of money is closure for a family menber or freind that has died!

I would agree but if that is the case then why sue for millions ? To me that says they put a dollar amount on there loved one and it demeans there death

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And if you were part of the suit you would have seen how at the end of the day it was only about money
Millions of dollars and it put an end to our event and all the money we raised for The Make A Wish Kids

So to me there closure came in the form of millions of dollars
sad but true
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Old 09-07-2008, 11:06 AM
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Default I just don't understand lawsuits.

I can understand wanting to "punish" someone or some company that messed-up and CAUSED an accident where a loved one perished, but to destroy an organizer or sanctioning body from a self-contained accident unfortunately probably due to a split second error in judgement, seems unfair to me. How do you feel you have money coming?

Tells me something about the legal system.
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I can understand wanting to "punish" someone or some company that messed-up and CAUSED an accident where a loved one perished, but to destroy an organizer or sanctioning body from a self-contained accident unfortunately probably due to a split second error in judgement, seems unfair to me. How do you feel you have money coming?

Tells me something about the legal system.
The day of this Judgment was a very sad day in the American Judicial System .
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More to come

Lake Texoma's lawsuits are just getting up to speed as well as the accident with the Powerboat Helicopter during photos shoots

More lawyers swarming around those

If there is an accident the insurance does not just pay the expenses and cover damages the lawyers always go for limits of liability because it is a payday for the attorneys

Gaurenteed money of some amount
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More to come

Lake Texoma's lawsuits are just getting up to speed as well as the accident with the Powerboat Helicopter during photos shoots

More lawyers swarming around those

If there is an accident the insurance does not just pay the expenses and cover damages the lawyers always go for limits of liability because it is a payday for the attorneys

Gaurenteed money of some amount
I need to sue Penthouse Letters for my Tennis Elbow !!!
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I need to sue Penthouse Letters for my Tennis Elbow !!!
You'd probably win.

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You'd probably win.

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