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Re: T&R Electric - No More...
Original poster: "kayaker by way of Terry Fritz <teslalist-at-qwest-dot-net>" <kayaker-at-sbcglobal-dot-net>
And I quote:" Damn the torpedos." If we have too we'll have to build our
own. Then there will be no one too sue. Have a good weekend folks.
----- Original Message -----
From: "Tesla list" <tesla-at-pupman-dot-com>
Sent: Friday, August 01, 2003 2:13 PM
Subject: Re: T&R Electric - No More...
> Original poster: "Ed Phillips by way of Terry Fritz <teslalist-at-qwest-dot-net>"
> This whole subject reeks of the ills of modern society and the rule of
> claims lawyers. My personal belief is that if I do something dumb it's
> strictly my fault and I should bear all of the consequences. For
> instance, if I buy a pole pig and fry myself, that's too bad but still
> can't place any blame on the guy who sold it to me. Reminds me of the
> people who are sueing (sp?) the firearms manufacturers because someone
> with a stolen gun shoots somebody. Or sueing a toy manufacturer because
> the toy he sold had parts which a kid could pull off and swallow while
> his parents watched TV and drank beer or something like that.
> Similar problems have almost destroyed the light plane market; a couple
> of years ago the average cost to a manufacturer for the liability
> insurance associated with any new plane was around $75k, which the
> buyers must pay. A friend of mine came into some money, bought a twin
> which he wasn't really qualified to fly, and then took a whole load of
> people up and flew into a cloud with a big rock (Mt. Whitney no less) in
> it. The families of everyone on board immediately sued Beachcraft, the
> FBO who maintained the plane, the guy who ran the gas truck which came
> around and refueled it, etc. In at least some of these suits the
> lawyers found a jury dumb enough to give a big award.
> Bottom line is that this is the sort of stuff we have to contend with
> in almost any hobby we pursue and we can only expect things to get
> worse. The best we can do is be as careful as we can and assume the
> responsibilities for our own stupidity, not try to find someone else to
> blame and pay.
> P.S. I still have a newspaper clipping which has a story about the
> Chicago City Council trying to find out who to sue over an extreme hot