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Scottie Pippin Exhonerated

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Scottie Pippin Exhonerated

Remember that story about Pippen spitting on and kicking an autograph seeker a month or so ago? Well it turns out the "vicitim" was drunk/high and is a major league tool seeking a pay day from Scottie.

I hope Scottie takes him for all he is worth.

http://espn.go.com/chicago/nba/story/_/id/9606890/scottie-pippen-not-cha...


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Wow, I don't remember hearing

Wow, I don't remember hearing about this. Pretty scary stuff. Being a professional athlete really puts a target on your back, even after you're retired. Some idiots out there are always looking for reasons to sue for money. No wonder athletes feel like they need to carry guns or walk around with their own personal security detail to feel safe. Can't blame them for that. Families of athletes should always be off limits and I hope this guy gets serious punishment for approaching Pippen's family at dinner.

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Some people work for money,

Some people work for money, others make up stories about Scottie or sue mcdonalds for having hot coffee.

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Good Point. +1.

I grew up in a double-wide. Now I live in a big house in a great neighborhood with my family. That didn't come easily. I had to pay my own way through college and grad school, plan my own success, and now I work 70 hours a week making it happen.

However, while I agree completely with the principles that your post represents, on the hot coffee point... the case is slightly less cut and dry.

First, the burns from the coffee were so severe that the woman almost died. She had third degree burns all over her abdomen, vagina, etc. and had to undergo multiple skin grafts as a result. Second, McDonalds was given the opportunity to simply pay the hospital bills to close the case and they declined, offering the lady only $800. Third, McDonalds knew their coffee was substantially hotter than normal and they had received over 700 complaints about it prior to this accident. In fact, they had already had other serious injury cases on the same issue and internally decided it was cheaper to hush it up by paying for injuries or beating law suits than it would be to put warning stickers out.

In the end my point is not that the hot coffee case is a good one. It's certainly a little iffy. However, this case is the whipping boy of all frivolous law suits. When people hear about it they're under the impression that an old lady got $3 million for a minor coffee burn. In reality her entire case settled for less than $600,000, her injuries were genuinely very serious and a big reason for the large verdict against McDonalds was because the jury awarded punitive damages for improper behavior by McDonalds executives.

Anyway, hat tip to your principles, which is the more important point. People need to work more and stop being leeches on society. Certainly this attempt to defraud Pippen deserves a major punishment.

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I guess I'll change my

I guess I'll change my example to the kids who blamed GTA for them robbing a bank with AKs.

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if you dont mind me asking,

if you dont mind me asking, what is it exactly that you do bloodshy?

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I agree, i hate frivolous law suits too

The mcdonalds case was different she was "badly" burned and they had time to avoid that but they didn't

Cases like this make me sick too, In fact I hate people that try to get over by suing Insurance Companies, I have a family member filing a falsified Insurance claim, a "Slip and Fall" which was planned and resulted in no injuries, but the lawyer and doctor she's using are encouraging her to fight for the Maximum dollar amount, she was offered 10,000 Dollars and turned it down because It would barely cover her Lawyer's fee and Physical therapy, they're looking for no less than 40 or 50 Grand!!!

I wish I could report the person/people but they are family and I guess that would create bad karma for myself

Is there a reward for doing so and would the person find out if I turned them In???...

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Hot Coffee is a great

Hot Coffee is a great documentary, lol....seriously, though, it is good. The pictures of that lady's leg were freaking gory, the coffee was close to 200 degrees.

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