Ridiculous lawsuit of the day – from Canada

Just to prove that the US isn’t the only place where you can find a shyster lawyer to file a ridiculous lawsuit, comes this story from our friends in the Great White North (h/t to my buddy, The Morb).

Nearly three years after she witnessed the beheading of a man on a Greyhound bus, a London woman says she feels her “life’s been turned upside down.”Kayli Shaw, 24, of London, Ont., and Debra Tucker, of Port Colborne, Ont., are suing Greyhound Canada, the RCMP, the federal government and Vince Li, the man who stabbed Tim McLean to death before mutilating and beheading his body, for their suffering since witnessing the attack the night of July 30, 2008 near Portage La Prairie, Man.

“My life’s been turned upside down,” Shaw said Thursday in a brief interview after explaining her lawyer advised her not to talk to the media.

“Some days, I don’t know how I make it through the day.”

The two women filed identical statements of claim Wednesday, naming the same defendants in their lawsuits.

McLean was savagely attacked as he slept on the bus taking him from Edmonton to Winnipeg.

Both plaintiffs are seeking general damages in the amount of $1 million, “nervous shock damages” of $1 million and $1 million in special damages.

More on this bizarre story here. What makes this lawsuit so ridiculous is the fact that these two women were already off the bus and witnessed the beheading and other depraved acts from outside the bus. In other words, instead of fleeing the scene, they stood outside the bus and watched.

In their statements of claim, the two women fault the RCMP for failing to remove Li from the bus for more than five hours, during which he mutilated McLean’s body and displayed his “acts of deprivation” to passengers waiting outside the bus.

So it’s the fault of the bus company, police and government that these two idiots subjected themselves to a traumatic event that has left them incapable of dealing with life? And $3M (less lawyer fees) will fix that? The sad part is that they will probably get some type of settlement – just to go away.

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3 Responses to “Ridiculous lawsuit of the day – from Canada”

  1. Again !! Nicely put Mook !!! …

  2. Yep, that’s the way it works, isn’t it? Here, just take this and go away. And the fucking lawyers pick up a paycheck for having some legal aid write up the lawsuit and maybe making a phone call or two.

    One way to stop this madness would be to institute Loser Pays tort reform. Then there would be some incentive to fight these idiotic lawsuits – and make the “go away” awards go away…

  3. Ya hit the nail on the head with your closing statement Mook ! … And that’s all the lawyers have budgeted for in this … They know there’ll be no 6 mil payday … But I bet they’ll end up with more than the two ‘ distraught ‘ woman … When they take their cut of the ‘ go away award ‘ …

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