<ZorbaTHut> On Friday, a jury in Miami awarded a woman $20.9M in an auto crash. Although the crasher denied he was talking on a cellphone at the time of impact, surprise phone records showed that he was. The jury may also have upped the damages after listening to the crasher's lawyer argue that the victim, at age 79, shouldn't get very much money because, after all, she's old and (partly due to the accident) in poor health and thus not expected to live all that long. [Miami Herald, 12-15-01]
<_underdog> you know what this means?
<_underdog> you can crash into anyone talking on a cell and get paid for it
<ZorbaTHut> OPEN SEASON!
Authorities in Brownsville, Tex., still don't have independent evidence that Juan Martin Medrano killed anyone, though he has confessed to 32 murders; Medrano said on Friday from jail that, man, he never killed those people, that it was the potential book contract talking.
At first I thought that guy had his priorities screwed up.
Then I remembered how often rich people go to jail.
That's the scary part - that he might have the right idea!