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From the department of stupid lawsuits

We've all talked about, or heard about, the lady who sued McDonald's after burning herself on the hot coffee. This has to be the most frivilous suit.
The Poodle (and Dog) Blog: Minister and wife sue guide dog owner in frivolous lawsut.

I could go lots of directions with this entry. I wish I could explain how a guide dog and handler work to every person on the planet. But I wish, even more, that we all (myself included), could accept responsibility when we need to. Gidework errors do happen. Dogs make mistakes, just like humans do. It's pretty hard to tell who was at error here. It's often hard to tell if "Juno" is swerving to avoid an obstacle or to nab a nummy French fry.

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(Anonymous)
Sep. 18th, 2006 02:22 pm (UTC)
Oh, brother! Plus, she was practically daring the dog to fail. That's just bad behavior, in my book: rude to the dog and rude to the human being guided.

I'm glad they retracted the lawsuit!

Susan
puppybraille
Sep. 20th, 2006 03:08 am (UTC)
I'm glad they retracted it too. I hope the donation to the guide dog school covered the legal costs. It certainly made me think about bumping into people in a different light.
mr_vangunst
Sep. 19th, 2006 02:29 pm (UTC)
I have seen some stupid lawsuits, but this one takes the cake. It is one thing to sue a guy for stepping on your foot and breaking it, but this is just plain idiocy. The guy can't see you, you...insert obscenity here... What makes you think you can sue a blind man, and the company that sold him the dog (that just screams scam, By the way)because you didn't have the courtesy to move out of the BLIND person's way. it is one thing to be stubborn, but completely another to be this ignorant.

a side note, you 'de think the wife of a minister would have a little common courtesy
puppybraille
Sep. 20th, 2006 03:10 am (UTC)
My initial thought was that if she's whining about a broken toe, she should sue herself for pain and suffering. Keep in mind I'm my usual cynical self today...
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