Ok. after having to spend all day at work alone and not many customers. My mind started to think about stuff on it's own.
So in This fine country we have. People can sue anyone for anything and win most the time.
So the most common are listed in the idea/story below.
A woman goes through McDonald's Drive Thru and orders coffee. While driving down the road she places the coffee between her legs, where her larger then normal thighs squeeze the cup and pop the lid off, causing HOT coffee to splash out all over her legs, burning her. She then decided to sue McDonald’s. where in the court decision she is awarded lots of money and a life time supply of free McDonald's food.
So now the lady goes to McDonald's 4-5 times a week for her "free" food. So eats lots of burgers and fries and her "larger then normal" sized legs gets bigger along with her bitt, waist and everything else. So now she turns around and sues McDonald's for making her fat, and in a court order she is awarded lots more money.
She decides to go on a diet. to loose the weight. Dieting is hard and in return she takes up smoking. Starts off slow. one pack last a week or two. but after about 2 years of failed diet attempts, she now up to a pack of smokes a day. Now she is sick and has lung cancer, She now sues the tobacco company for making a product so addicting and dangerous. and in yet another court order, she is awarded LOTS more money.
She then takes some of her money and goes and buys a Mini van from the Honda Motor Co. She gets in and realizes that all those failed diet attempts caused her stress and she got fatter. Now the seat belt wont fit around her. She request a seat belt extension belt from Honda. They inform her that they do not make extension since it alters the belt making it not function properly in an accident.
She now sues Honda and in ANOTHER court order is awarded lots more money and is refunded the FULL amount of the min van upon return of the van to the dealership.
So now she goes and buys a Winabigo (sp) and goes on a trip. She is driving down the HWY and has another craving for a cup of coffee. She sets the cruise control and heads to the kitchen in back to start a pot of coffee. While back there. The RV runs off the road and wrecks. She is slightly injured and the RV is totaled. She sues Wenibigo (sp) because no where int eh owners manual did it say “When setting the cruise control, DO NOT LEAVE THE DRIVERS SEAT.” And in another court order she is awarded lots more money and the replacement of her RV.
So now with all her new found cash burning a hole in her pocket. She decides to go buy new furniture for her house. She picks up her children and heads off the furniture store. While shopping around the poor woman accidently trips over a rowdy child (HER OWN CHILD TO BE SPECIFIC) that was carelessly running through the store. The woman broke her ankle. She sues the furniture store AND WINS.
This is how the American justice system works.
***Note*** ALL the events listed above ARE TRUE lawsuits, however they were not all from the same person. I just put them into a story form for fun.