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hockeyfan27 05-28-2010 09:36 AM

Suing the city for your own stupidity...
 
The Ontario Superior Court of Justice has found that the City of Toronto was not negligent in its operation of a public archery range, at which one friend catastrophically injured another in a bizarre plan to retrieve arrows.
The two friends went on a picnic during the fall of 2000 and ended up playing a casual game of archery at an open, public archery operated by the City of Toronto.
After having trouble locating arrows they had shot that had missed their targets, the two concocted a plan whereby one of them would shoot an arrow over the top of the target while another stood down range to see where the arrow would land. In this way, they would find their lost arrows.
In conducting this experiment, Patryk Stankiewicz accidentally shot an arrow that hit Wieslaw Galka, who was standing downward of the target, in the eye and lodged in his brain. Galka sued Stankiewicz and the City of Toronto for $3 million after suffering partial deafness, blindness, reduced mobility and profound psychiatric needs.
The archery range had one entrance, near which a sign was posted. Among other things, the sign said:
• "1. All persons to be clear of range before shooting can commence."
• "3. Arrows must be aimed and released at Target (butts) only."
The plaintiff, who acknowledged he was mostly at fault, basically argued the city was negligent because even though it had posted these rules, it was aware of the fact that people broke these rules all the time. Since the city did nothing to stop the rules from being broken, it must have reasonably foreseen that a stray arrow would hit someone.
Ontario Superior Court Justice Deena Baltman said the argument had "superficial appeal," but nevertheless did not "bear up under closer scrutiny."
Baltman noted in her judgment that the lawyer for the city "admitted seeing archers shooting while players at adjacent butts (targets) were on the field, [but] she never witnessed - or heard of - archers shooting while another archer was down range of the very same butt. The reason for that is likely because the danger is so obvious that no right thinking person would attempt it."
Baltman thus concluded: "The incident in question was so unpredictable that the City could not have been expected to foresee or prevent it."

*shiner*

daytona 05-28-2010 10:06 AM

this reminds me of the rednecks who had his buddy wear a bullet proof vest and shot him point blank to see if the vest works....

davericher20 05-28-2010 11:20 AM

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Originally Posted by daytona (Post 1423984)
this reminds me of the rednecks who had his buddy wear a bullet proof vest and shot him point blank to see if the vest works....

wtf!!!!!!??????? link?

yep, or how bout the guy who sued (mcdonalds?) because the toilet seat landed on his dick and crushed it. Then his wife sued because he couldn't pleasure her anymore. And they won.

daytona 05-28-2010 11:52 AM

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Originally Posted by davericher20 (Post 1423999)
wtf!!!!!!??????? link?

yep, or how bout the guy who sued (mcdonalds?) because the toilet seat landed on his dick and crushed it. Then his wife sued because he couldn't pleasure her anymore. And they won.


http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=YUXUC...eature=related

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=s2z1L...eature=related

it maybe fake but the news cast did a review of the medical reports and he was shot.

slemmer 05-28-2010 12:00 PM

Good for the City. They did their due diligence. If someone wants to go around the posted rules that's their own risk and responsiblity. If the posted signs near the Humber by the QEW says do not swim and you swim and catch a disease are you going to sue the City because the City knew someone may drink the water? What a waste of good tax payers money. Hope the Plaintiffs got stuck with the legal bill.

Romaz 05-28-2010 02:41 PM

lmfao

e36_freak 05-28-2010 02:57 PM

whatever happened to personal responsibility? I find it funny that we live in a society that people no longer take responsibilities for their own action like if you drink at a bar or club and you decide to drive and get in an accident it should be your own fault for doing so and not the bar's fault for serving you alcohol. It was not like the bar/club put a gun to your head saying drink up or die... You chose to drink you chose to drive you should suffer the consequences for doing so...!

or in this case, if you decide to be an idiot and stand there knowing your buddy is going to shoot an arrow in that direction and you get hit by said arrow its your own damn fault

hockeyfan27 05-28-2010 03:31 PM

the number of lawsuits I could post that are pure "nobody protected me, from me" would make you vomit. :puke:

Hell, it's friday...... 3 examples:

A thief breaks into a house, get himself locked in the garage for 2 weeks while the homeowners are on vacation, successfully sues the homeowner & garage door opener manufacturer for mental anguish, pain and suffering. :huh?:

You must have read about the RV driver who put the cruise control on and went to take a nap in the back....won the lawsuit and now the RV manufacturer has to recall units and post "this is not automatic pilot" warnings on their machines.

Thief tries to enter a home by putting a ladder (left in the backyard by the homeowner) up to a 2nd floor window. Teen-aged son wakes up to see a guy coming in his window, jumps out of bed and pushes him out. guy falls, breaks his back...successfully sues for diminished quality of life..... "the ladder shouldn't have been there, unlocked, for me to use"

Each stupid lawsuit won sets a precedent, so stupid begets more stupid......

slemmer 05-28-2010 09:37 PM

Please tell me it happened in the States where class action law suits are the norm.

hockeyfan27 05-29-2010 01:16 AM

One of those was from my insurance licence course 10 yrs ago... (ladder & window) I can't remember if it was Canada or US. RV is definately state-side, I think garage door was Canada.

911LOL 05-31-2010 01:14 PM

hahahaha

Mad Cow 05-31-2010 06:11 PM

I'm disappointed with you guys, 11 posts and no dumb Polak jokes? :D


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