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I just watched a family - faced with lines at the grocery checkout - split their cart full of crap across 4 "10 items or less" lines because they didn't want to wait in a regular line. Mom then ran between all 4 checkouts, paying, while everyone behind them waited.

Assholes.

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LOL wow..

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File this one in the hoist-on-your-own-petard category.

Patrick Missud, a nutty California lawyer, sued the builder of his home almost a decade ago. After he lost the case and his several appeals, he started suing more people, including the judges who had presided over his case(s). When he lost the appeals of those cases, he started suing the appellate judges. A couple of years ago, he even sued several Justices of the U.S. Supreme Court for being in on the conspiracy against him.

Last year, the California Bar Association finally took action to disbar him, and he fought that all the way through the California courts, losing at every stage. He then petitioned the U.S. Supreme Court to review his disbarment. Remember the part above, where he had sued several Justices? Well, being an adverse party to a litigant is grounds for a judge to recuse himself from the case, and that's exactly what five Justices did. Which is unprecedented in Supreme Court history. Unfortunately for Missud, that meant that there was no quorum to hear his case. Guess what happens when there isn't a quorum to accept an appeal: yep, his appeal was dismissed and his disbarment is final.

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A series of autocorrect errors has led to the deaths of at least 1,000 aging concert-goers.

An F-22 Raptor launched several air-to-surface missiles at a Procol Harum concert outside of Denver, Colorado. President Barack Obama ordered a strike on Boko Haram camps in Douala, Cameroon.

Officials suspect his iPhone's autocorrect mistakenly changed instructions, leading to the catastrophic mixup.

Pentagon officials confirmed the error and acknowledged that this sort of problem has become routine. In a widely-reported incident earlier this year, 7 senior FIFA officials were killed by a drone strike upon their meeting in Milan, Italy. The intended target was ISIS officials meeting in Amman, Jordan.

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OK apparently this is a result of a legal peculiarity. From an article I read:

Jainchill & Beckert, Connell's law firm, said her nephew's parents' insurance company offered her $1 over the fall, which occurred at their home. She had no choice but to sue to pay medical bills, they said, adding that she has had two surgeries and could face a third, her lawyers said.

"From the start, this was a case ... about one thing: Getting medical bills paid by homeowner's insurance," the law firm said Wednesday in an emailed statement. "Our client was never looking for money from her nephew or his family."

Peter Kochenburger, an insurance law specialist at the University of Connecticut School of Law, said state law typically requires those claiming injury to sue the individual responsible.

"In Connecticut and most states, if you have a claim against someone for negligence, you sue that individual, not the insurance company," he said.

Connell's lawsuit said her "injuries, losses and harms" were caused by the negligence and carelessness of the youngster, who should have known his "forceful greeting" would have injured her. A six-member Superior Court jury found that the boy was not liable.

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tbr these matters usually come down to insurance companies suing (or more often negotiating) with each other, like in auto accidents. I'm not sure how her insurance company can "make" her sue, and like you said - why not the parents' homeowners? It's just weird.

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While attending a birthday dinner for my brother-in-law who I love dearly and who is, I don't know what's really wrong with him but after suffering several strokes, his mind is so cloudy. However, he is always so happy to see me. My heart breaks. Anyway, my teenage niece was at the dinner and she spotted my jack Rogers sandals. She is so cute and funny and has now suckered me into saying I will buy her a pair. The last time she got me, I literally took off my custom made made to look like Bvlgari necklace.....WTF? That's love.

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The court turned her down, and her lawyers are saying that her insurance company made her sue.

That kinda makes sense.

Her medical insurance company is trying to recoup the money they paid out. Third party subrogation. Happens all the time...

But why they sued the kid rather than the parents to get it from homeowners, I don't know...

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A New York woman wants a jury to hold her 8-year-old nephew accountable for his youthful exuberance during his birthday party. He is the only defendant.

On March 18, 2011, Jennifer Connell, who has no children of her own, arrived at the home to attend Sean’s 8th birthday party.

The boy had gotten his first two-wheeler for his birthday, and was joyfully riding the bright-red bike around and around the home, according to testimony.

But when he spotted Connell, he dropped the new bicycle on the ground, exclaiming, “Auntie Jen, Auntie Jen.”

“All of a sudden he was there in the air, I had to catch him and we tumbled onto the ground,” Connell testified of her encounter with the 50-pound boy. “I remember him shouting, ‘Auntie Jen I love you,’ and there he was flying at me.”

Although hurt, Connell said, she didn’t complain to the boy at the time.

“It was his birthday party and I didn’t want to upset him,” she told the jury. But, Connell continued, her life was turned upside down as a result of the injury.

“I live in Manhattan in a third-floor walk-up so it has been very difficult,” she said. “And we all know how crowded it is in Manhattan.”

And then there is the damage the injury has done to Connell’s social life. “I was at a party recently, and it was difficult to hold my hors d’oeuvre plate,” she said.

Seeking $127,000 in damages from her now 12-year old nephew.

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"More sex is better to increase chances of pregnancy"

This shocking conclusion.... the headline is slightly misleading....

The study actually found that increased sex OUTSIDE of the fertility window increased the odds of conception DURING the fertility window.

Disappointing. I was reading to call this the most obvious study in history....

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