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Old 08-15-03, 12:39 PM   #1
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Biker fights back !

Jsut read this... I hope he wins

http://apnews.excite.com/article/200...D7SUHER00.html


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Old 08-15-03, 01:28 PM   #2
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I think $10 million is over the top, seeing as he told the police that he was only slightly injured. I think he should go for the amount Cafferty paid for his Cadillac + lawyer's fees.
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Old 08-15-03, 01:46 PM   #3
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He won't get $10M it is over the top he will settle down but it is an attention grabber isn't it?
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Old 08-15-03, 02:29 PM   #4
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I hope he gets what he deserves, and nothing more.

If he was "weaving in and out of traffic" as so many curriers do, he should be lucky to have his life. If this guy is going for an attention grabbing case hoping to hit the big payday and he suffers a loss, we all look like fools.

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Old 08-15-03, 02:52 PM   #5
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lets see, the driver hits him, drags the bike through 2 red
lights, and then later says "he was weaving in and out of
traffic" so its the bike guys fault right?
that is so much BS. The court found the driver guilty and
he paid his fine and did community service.
Hit and run gets a fine and community service? give me a break.
yeah $10 mil is over the top, but I hope they nail him good.
Let it be a warning shot that we (cyclists) have rights too.

Hey if a jury gave some woman 2.9 million for spilling coffee
on herself (in a moving car) they can give the cyclist what
he deserves.

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punitive damages is determined by several factors including the income of the accused... the courts will determine how much punitive damages to be paid depending on the severity of the tort and get a sorta percentage of income as punishment... meaning that you can get more from someone earning $1 million a year than someone earning $50,000 a year... a $50,000 fine for the million dollar guy is just mere pocket change... while a $50,000 fine for the guy earning $50,000 means no eating for one year... and even if the driver already admits fault, the cyclist still needs to prove that his injuries/losses/damages/emotional distress is worth $10 million... and that's considering the driver is earning considerably more than $10 million... tort cases like these rarely goes anywhere...
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Does anyone know how the civil case turned out? It’s been over two years. I did a Google and couldn’t find anything.

New Yorkers, help please.

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I hope he gets what he deserves, and nothing more.

If he was "weaving in and out of traffic" as so many curriers do, he should be lucky to have his life. If this guy is going for an attention grabbing case hoping to hit the big payday and he suffers a loss, we all look like fools.

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if he suffers a loss & in return YOU perceive YOURSELF as looking like a fool than that is entirely YOUR business..
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I hope the cyclist gets EVERY penny he can possibly get & then some & give the auto operator his proper due.
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