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January 13, 2006

$10 Million Suit Over Tossed Shrimp

Slip-and-fall lawyers sure have found a lucrative racket. Virtually any human event can result in a multimillion-dollar lawsuit, with a large percentage of the loot going to the lawyers (and a large percentage of that making its way in turn into the coffers of the DNC, helping to assure that the system remains deranged).

The latest example: a hibachi chef in Mineola, NY allegedly tossed a shrimp at a man eating in a Japanese steakhouse. The victim later died, supposedly because he wrenched his neck to avoid being hit by the shrimp, requiring neck surgery, the complications of which killed him.

Evidently the shrimp was not thrown in malice, but only as part of the show: "Benihana chefs mix dining with entertainment as they grill Japanese food in front of patrons."

That's probably why the bereaved family and its lawyer are only asking for $10 million.

Hat tip: Wiggins

Lethal weapon.

Posted by Van Helsing at January 13, 2006 9:06 AM


Hypocrisy of the Day Canada's Socialized Health Care Not Good Enough for Elitist Liberal Canadian Moonbat

NDP Leader Jack Layton acknowledged yesterday he visited a private Ontario medical clinic to treat a hernia in the mid-1990s, but dismissed suggestions it undercut his credibility as a public critic of corporatized health care.
Mr. Layton has attacked the flow of public money into private clinics and accused the Liberals and Tories of allowing it to happen.

He now incredibly claims he didn't know it was a private clinic. It's highly dubious would have been unaware of that. If he didn't know, and wasn't informed at the time (highly unlikely) I would think getting a private clinic bill would probably spoil that illusion. (Unless, like every good left-wing 'man of the people,' he has servants and accountants to take care of such things.)

Posted by: V the K at January 13, 2006 10:15 AM

I hate to say how that foppish Moonbat Jack Layton got his hernia.

Well, I'll say it. He got it screwing one of his ten male lovers.

Oh and speaking of Canada and Moonbats, take a look at this.

In Canuckistan you can marry your wife, your boyfriend, your wife, your dog, your fish, your boyfriend....

Posted by: Doug at January 13, 2006 12:19 PM

Truly the slippery slope.

Posted by: ex-expat at January 13, 2006 12:56 PM

On a whimsical note[ for those who lack a sense of humour this called a disclaimer], are we sure that isn't Ted Kennedy's brain the chef tossed?

All these silly lawsuits boil downto one thing, the pursuit of the almighty $ above anything else.

Posted by: Anna at January 13, 2006 1:55 PM

If the guys neck was so weak he couldn't dodge a shrimp without serious injury he should have stayed home.

Posted by: Crazy Politico at January 13, 2006 8:27 PM