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Re: Re: Developer Accountability [OT]

by mirod (Canon)
on Apr 30, 2003 at 08:50 UTC ( #254210=note: print w/replies, xml ) Need Help??

in reply to Re: Developer Accountability
in thread Developer Accountability

Woman sues McD because she burned her crotch will driving with a cup of their coffee between her thighs, and it didn't explicitly state that it was hot. So now the rest of us have to put up with luke warm coffee.

Now you've hit one of my pet peeves! I am so sick and tired of this being used as a proof that something is wrong with the US legal system. The truth is that this case proves that said legal system does work. Check you facts: a quick overview, and a more lengthy discussion. This suit just shows that companies should be accountable for their decisions. I would very much like my own country to follow that practice instead of just letting it go and people saying "c'est la vie".

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by herveus (Parson) on Apr 30, 2003 at 11:52 UTC

    I also recommend The TRUE Stella Awards for a broader look at odd lawsuits with sources cited to back up the examples. Also a debunking of a widely distributed list of "outrageous" lawsuits that are completely fictional.


Re: Re: Re: Developer Accountability [OT]
by BrowserUk (Pope) on Apr 30, 2003 at 10:09 UTC

    I just wrote a long and rambling response to your point, but decided that the it was simply too far OT for this forum.

    I will have more care in my choice of examples to support my arguments in future.

    Examine what is said, not who speaks.
    1) When a distinguished but elderly scientist states that something is possible, he is almost certainly right. When he states that something is impossible, he is very probably wrong.
    2) The only way of discovering the limits of the possible is to venture a little way past them into the impossible
    3) Any sufficiently advanced technology is indistinguishable from magic.
    Arthur C. Clarke.

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