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Woman texting in mall falls in fountain

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  1. sernv99

    sernv99 Active Member

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    bottom line up front: here is a woman, walking in some mall, who was so absorbed with her phone, texting, that she is oblivious to the fountain that is right in front of her and she falls right in....now she wants to sue the mall because no one came to her aid LOL only in America!!!

    http://news.yahoo.com/video/us-15749625/fountain-lady-nobody-went-to-my-aid-23909987#video=23909987
     
  2. SeldomShoots

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    sernv99,

    I think the lawsuit she is contemplating is for the release of the video onto Youtube, more so than no one helping her. However, I don't think she has a claim under any legal theory. She would be found more than 50% at fault and under comparative fault she will not likely recover, plus the fountain was open and obvious and not a latent or unseen hazard or defect.

    As to no one coming to her aid, a reasonable person on a jury should see she wasn't hurt, as she moved too well after it happened. As far as releasing the security tape, there is no expectation of privacy in a public forum or setting. Accordingly, I an not aware of any law that would prohibit the release of the footage on Youtube. It is likely that no one would have known her until she went on national T.V. I think its hilarious and I laughed . . . so she may try to sue me also, since I am not very compasionate or empathetic to her emotional needs.

    Did anybody else sense that Stephanopoulos was straining to keep from laughing during the interview.

    John E.
     
  3. sernv99

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    John,

    I have no speakers hooked up to the comp. I am using right now so I could not hear the audio...I assumed, based on the news ticker on the screen, the lawsuit was for the mall's inability to assist her.

    anyway, yeah, I can see George S. trying to hold back a laugh...
     
  4. Nugget

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    Sure seems to me that this is a case where the laywer should have told her that she needed to laugh at herself and pay more attention to what she is doing instaed of what appears to be trying to make a name and money for himself. Good grief if we cant laugh at oursleves for the stupid things we do what can we do. Life is too short!
     
  5. likes-to-shoot

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    The mall should sue her for contaminating the water in the foundation, for getting water all over the floor so someone else could fall and for not getting someone to clean up the water she shed around the mall!!!!!! WA wa wa, look at me, I'm stupid someone else should pay for that!!!!! lol

    Notice there is always an attorney willing take even the most stupid cases for that all might dollar. lol

    Lucky for me I didn't see it first hand, I would have fell in the fountain laughing at her. lol
     
  6. Setterman

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    Get this.....she worked at the mall!
     
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    You can't fix stupid....
     
  8. K-GUNS

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    I was told it was the Berkshire Mall,Reading Pa and its from a security camera...someone took a video from the security camera and then released it on you tube. Not sure if its true or not,just the talk around here.
     
  9. grnberetcj

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    Just be glad she wasn't driving!!

    Curt
     
  10. BAD 303

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    All i can gaurantee you is she voted for the Socialist. Had to be someone elses fault.
     
  11. Chichay

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    Apparently she has other legal problems.
     
  12. stokinpls

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    Can't believe John Edwards didn't snap this one up.
     
  13. Bernie K

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    The story on NBC said that she has been arrested in the past for charging thousands of dollars on someone elses charge card. She has a history. Enough said, dufiss in the first degree.
     
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    I'd like to bet a grand that BAD 303 is right, LOL.

    -Gary
     
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    And if her lawyer is dumb enough to file the suit, the judge should fine him and this stupid wench 10k for filing frivolous lawsuits. Too bad she didn't crack her coconut.
     
  17. Brian in Oregon

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    Does anyone here see the flaw in their logic?

    She's embarrassed over a video of her being released on the Internet, even though you cannot see enough features to identify who it is in the video.

    But she appears on TV with her lawyer and her name is made public. Wouldn't that be even more embarrassing?

    It's all about the money.
     
  18. Setterman

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    10/4 Brian. She's chasing a free-bee in the court system.

    Idiot.
     
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    I think this was done on purpose. Really goes to show you where society is going. Not only are people lawsuit happy, but it also shows that people can't do anything without there phone,blackberry,etc. Ignorance is ruinning our society. People are never alone with there thoughts anymore. I do not know why they even put radios or cd players in cars anymore. The first thing people do is pick up the phone when they drive. What ever happened to paying attention to your driving! People can't even go for walks without talking on the phone. That is sad. I often wonder how kids can say they are bored now days, but then again I think people in general are bored, or they can't be by themselves for more than five minutes.
     
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    I'm surprised that she hasn't sued the mall for dangerous condition.That is failure to have a 42" high guardrail around the fountain since it's reasonably foreseeable that someone might not be paying attention and walk into it. At least that's what would happen here in Calif.

    I deal with absurd cases like this all the time.

    Ned
     
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