God Bless the Land of Frivolous Lawsuits

@Latrivia (2889)
United States
October 16, 2008 12:55am CST
While perusing the list of National Headlines on my Wii today, I came across an interesting piece that took me several re-reads before it actually sunk in. I have found the Holy Grail of frivolous lawsuits - and the defendant just so happens to be the Christian God himself. Linkage: http://www.ketv.com/cnn-news/17722259/detail.html I'm still a bit shocked that someone would actually do this, so I haven't yet formulated an opinion on it. I can say though, that this is one hell of a way to make a point. Does anyone else think this is a rather clever way to express distaste towards legislation that forbids certain types of lawsuits? Does anyone out in MyLot land actually support placing legal restrictions on what type of lawsuits one can make, or should everyone have the right to sue whoever they want?
3 responses
@xfahctor (14128)
• Lancaster, New Hampshire
16 Oct 08
ROFL!!!!!! I wonder how they intend to serve the summons. and In a civil court proceeding, if the defendant or plaintiff doesn't show up, does not judgment default to the party that did show up? Sounds like a slam dunk case to me, w9uld love to be the lawyer handling this one. Unless of course the defendant actually shows up, in which case none of this will matter anymore anyways. Just out of curiosity, in the swearing in under oath, what does god say? "So help me, me"?
@Latrivia (2889)
• United States
16 Oct 08
I would find it hilarious if some guy that looked like Jesus answered the summons. Just for kicks. It's too bad my room mate cut his hair, since he could have pulled it off. He was the spitting image of white Jesus.
@Zorrogirl (1481)
• South Africa
16 Oct 08
I think its rediculous. People should start taking responsibility for their own actions. A friend of mine was sued this week. She has a shop in the mall and there is a rat problem at the back of the mall. So she put some rat poisen at the back of the store room. Last month a todler was left unattended while the mother was chatting and shopping. The child went into the store room and ate one piece. She was rushed to hospital and was discharged the same day. Yesterday they served my friend with harmfull neglect. She has a sign in the store that says .we will not be held responsible for any loss or injury incurred on the premises. In my opinion, it was the mothers fault. Ps. To sue God for natural disasters is dumb. Why do people live there anyway.
@Latrivia (2889)
• United States
16 Oct 08
Well, the point of the lawsuit was to show how ridiculous laws that prohibit certain types of lawsuits are. Ideally, everyone should be able to sue who they'd like if damages against them were caused by the party they're suing. In the case of your friend, it was entirely the mother's fault for neglecting to watch her child carefully. Being that your friend doesn't work in a food establishment (or so I assume), they aren't required by law in many places to take careful precautions with the type of rat poisons they use. What happened is a prime example of a frivolous lawsuit, but what can you do? There are so many people who would rather blame others than accept that they made a mistake.
@spalladino (17925)
• United States
16 Oct 08
LOL! I understand the point this man is trying to make but he is, in reality, wasting the court's time. I do not support placing legal restrictions on the type of lawsuit that can be filed but I do support the requirement that the person...or entity...being sued being served with the legal papers and, so I agree with the judge, that God can't be served with the papers so this suit cannot go forward.