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News Guest Awarded $24,000 After Food Cart Incident

GlacierGlacier

Well-Known Member
This isn't park news or rumors. Nothing will change as a result of someone's foot being run over at a value resort's food court.

Much better fit for general discussion. Not here.

Edit: I am wrong.
 
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AJH219

Well-Known Member
This isn't park news or rumors. Nothing will change as a result of someone's foot being run over at a value resort's food court.

Much better fit for general discussion. Not here.

Edit: I am wrong.
You're not wrong. This is another stupid thread clogging up what used to be a thriving forum. 🙄
 

tissandtully

Well-Known Member
Lol, what a “win”. Probably take home $5k after lawyers. Asking for 11m, which basically forced Disney to take it to court is the dumbest thing she could have done, not sure how her lawyers though this would work out.
 

tissandtully

Well-Known Member
Honestly, this is a win for the mouse. The amount was likely no where near what she wanted, and it's enough to pay off the lawyers and make it go away and disappear- and at a far cheaper amount than it would have cost to actually litigate it.
It went to court, it was litigated, I don’t understand what the defense was thinking.
 

YorkshireT

Member
I am not sure where this fallacy comes from that people don't win lawsuits against Disney. Disney do not think they are beyond the law, and like any other company, if there is liability, their in house legal will look to settle. Or they will fight, sometimes win, sometimes lose. Many large companies have top notch legal counsel, and lose lawsuits.
As someone who defends lawsuits for a living, and even defends CPRS lawsuits, I suspect a big motivator for taking this to the hearing is Disney didn't accept the alleged disabilities caused by the alleged CRPS- something that the jury seems to have been sceptical of given the payout.
Whilst I am not saying it happend in this case and just speaking generally as I do not know this case, I can tell you I see people claiming severe disabilities caused by CRPS after the most minor of accidents, and we often prove them to be functioning at a much better level via surveillance etc.
 
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UncleMike101

Well-Known Member
Its an injury setlement and not technically income so its not subject to taxes. (at least not in the state I reside)
That depends on what portion of the settlement is punitive, and what portion is reimbursement for medical bills and related expenses.
The IRS taxes punitive damages as income.
 

xdan0920

Think for yourselfer
Well some lawyer was able to use and exploit somebody's minor inconvience for a little cash.
Why is it whenever we discuss successful people in the media it is always a Lawyer or Doctor. 2 of the most dishonest professions.
Doctors are considered dishonest?
 

Tom P.

Well-Known Member
If the injuries are as bad as she claims, $24,000 seems a very low amount for a jury to award.

If the injuries are not what she claims, $24,000 seems a very high amount for getting your foot hit by a food cart.

In either case, something seems off about this.
 
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