sue you, sue me
sue you, sue me
On the afternoon of March 3, 2000, Beatrice Booth, 83, was attempting to leave a Target store after shopping there. According to the $2-million lawsuit filed in Nassau State Supreme Court, she headed toward an entrance door that swung open as another shopper was entering. The grandmother of four was taken to Brunswick Hospital Center in Amityville where she died seven days later of a blunt force injury to the head
I think you know what happened next. The family has filed a wrongful death suit against Target, charging that - among other things - the doors swing in too fast and should be equipped with sensors so they don't hit people in the head.
So let me get this straight. They want the entrance door have a safety system in check so it doesn't hit the heads of people going out in the door?
The family also claims the doors aren't marked clearly and are confusing.
I have been in just about every Target on Long Island. I know these doors well. What more could a person want besides the words EXIT and ENTER labeled on the doors?
-STOP WRONG WAY!
-PAY ATTENTION, LADY! THIS IS THE EXIT!
-DOH! GO BACK THREE STEPS AND MOVE TO THE LEFT!
-OUT. RHYMES WITH GOUT.
I'm really sorry for the loss the family has suffered. But let's just call it what it is. Beatrice was not paying attention and went out the wrong way.
And if they did put sensors on the doors to prevent them from hitting some head-in-the-clouds poor soul, what happens to the person who is entering the door at the time and the door suddenly stops in its tracks so as not to hit another Beatrice and the person entering cannot stop their brisk paced momentum and smacks into the door?
Target ends up with a lawsuit anyhow.
The nonsense that ties up our legal system is ridiculous. I see it at work every day. Half of these "victims" belong on Judge Judy, not in the U.S. Court system.
Ladies and gentlemen, please take responsibility for yourself and your own actions. Your coffee is hot. Your knives are sharp. Take the Pop-Tart out of the wrapper before you toast it. Keep out of reach of small children. Hands and arms inside the car at all times. And for crying out loud, go in the in door and out the out door.
And keep your 1-800-LAWYERS buddies out of our courts.
(You can find a plethora of frivolous lawsuits at overlawyered.com)