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Old 10-01-2002, 12:13 PM
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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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Old 10-01-2002, 12:23 PM
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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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Old 10-01-2002, 12:27 PM
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Yea, I had to throw that Victoria's Secret clip in there for a bonus.
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Old 10-01-2002, 12:52 PM
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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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Old 10-01-2002, 01:10 PM
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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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