Friday, February 03, 2006

The Jury Must Be Working On Commission

Well, it was only a matter of time until some money hungry individual seeking a quick buck decided to catch a ride on the ipod express. Apparently, a gentleman is claiming, in a class action lawsuit, that the Apple ipod is responsible for people suffering the beginning stages of hearing loss. Who would have thought putting speakers directly into your ears would have ever had negative repercussions down the road? Why does this continuously happen ... stupid people, doing obviously stupid things ... and being handsomely rewarded for it. Personally, I'd be embarrassed to tell anyone that my own mental apathy caused such hardship in my life. And worse yet, the jury (you and I) consistently give these bozos incredibly large settlements. Is it because the defense lawyers made such a good argument in court ... no, I don't think that's it. My theory is this, just about all of feel the economic pinch of daily living and take the defendants side in an attempt to "stick it to the man". The attitude of "they're a huge corporation ... they've got it" or "your not really suing them, you're suing their insurance company" justifies the jury supporting these outrageous claims. Wake up people, the ones who ultimately lose are the end consumers. Thanks to the generosity of twelve, millions are forced pay higher prices on goods and insurance premiums.


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