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Mr. Merv Grazinski of Oklahoma City purchased a brand new 32-foot Winnebago motor home. On his first trip home, having driven onto the freeway, he set the cruise control at 70 mph and calmly left the drivers seat to go into the back and make himself a cup of coffee. Not surprisingly, the R.V. left the freeway, crashed and overturned. Mr. Grazinski sued Winnebago for not advising him in the owner’s manual that he couldn’t actually do this. The jury awarded him $1,750,000 plus a new motor home. The company actually changed their manuals on the basis of this suit, just in case there were any other complete morons buying their recreation vehicles. I can hardly read the paper when such injustices are being done:

• A customer was awarded $780,000 in a suit against a store owner after tripping over her own, out-of-control child;

• A car thief was awarded more than $74,000 in a suit against a motorist when the thief’s hand was crushed as he tried to steal the hubcaps on an occupied, moving car;

• A burglar received a $500,000 award against a home owner when the thief became trapped in the garage of the house he was robbing;

• A man was awarded $14,500 in suit against a dog owner despite the fact the injured man provoked the dog (which was chained and fenced) to bite him by entering the yard and shooting the dog repeatedly with an air rifle.

(From a sermon by Ken Osso, "In the Wrong Shoes")

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