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Originally posted by Hefficide
I got married. Twice.
Ferlito v. Johnson & Johnson Products, Inc.(E.D.Mich.)
Facts. Susan and Frank Ferlito were invited to a Halloween party. They decided to
attend as Mary (Mrs. Ferlito) and her little lamb (Mr. Ferlito). Mrs. Ferlito constructed a
lamb costume for her husband by gluing cotton batting manufactured by Johnson &
Johnson Products, Inc. (JJP) to a suit of long underwear. She used the same cotton batting
to fashion a headpiece, complete with ears. The costume covered Mr. Ferlito from his
head to his ankles, except for his face and hands, which were blackened with paint. At the
party, Mr. Ferlito attempted to light a cigarette with a butane lighter. The flame passed
close to his left arm, and the cotton batting ignited. He suffered burns over one third of his
body. The Ferlitos sued JJP to recover damages, alleging that JJP failed to warn them of
the ignitability of cotton batting. The jury returned a verdict for Mr. Ferlito in the amount
of $555,000 and for Mrs. Ferlito in the amount of $70,000. JJP filed
a motion for judgment notwithstanding the verdict (j.n.o.v.).
Rabindranath v. Wallace (2010)
Peter Wallace, 24, was returning on a train with fellow Hiberinian soccer fans in England — many dressed in costumes (which the English call “fancy dress.”) One man was dressed as a sheep and Wallace thought it was funny to constantly flick his lighter near the cotton balls covering his body — until he burst into flames. Friends then made the matter worse by trying to douse the flames but throwing alcohol on the flaming man- sheep. Even worse, the victim Aberdeen supporter Arjuna Rabindranath, 24, is an Aberdeen soccer fan. Rabindranath’s costume was composed of a white tracksuit and cotton wool.
Outcome: Wallace is the heir to a large farm estate and agreed to pay damages to the victim, who experienced extensive burns.
What is fascinating is the causation issue. Here, Wallace clearly caused the initial injury which was then made worse by the world’ most dim-witted rescue attempt in the use of alcohol to douse a fire. In the United States, the original tortfeasor is liable for such injuries caused by negligent rescues. Indeed, he is liable for injured rescuers. The rescuers can also be sued in most states. However, many areas of Europe have good samaritan laws protecting such rescuers. Notably, Wallace had a previous football-related conviction which was dealt with by a fine. In this latest case, he agreed to pay 25,000 in compensation.
Originally posted by Rodinus
Not the IDF again, the last time they raided my place it was a complete carnage...
The proof is below :
Rodinusedit on 21-4-2013 by Rodinus because: Crap spelling mistake