Let's see, it's hump day and I'm getting cranky again.
When oh when will the Resplendent Ones emit their utterances?
I see former heavyweight champion and noted TV star John Ruiz has filed a Toyota gas pedal lawsuit:
Ruiz, who hosts a live late night Spanish program on legal issues called La Ley, said he's already representing hundreds of Toyota owners including owners without sticking pedals worried about the value of their cars.Sorry John, your clients will have to be fatally injured in an accelerator crash before they have a cognizable claim for damages.
"Some entities report that it's between 4 and 6 percent. The reality is it's more like 20%. The reality is that no one wants to buy one of these cars right now. You can't resale the car in the marketplace after these issues," said Ruiz.
Ruiz is also looking into something you hear about in the news all the time; when a person parking their car suddenly accelerates into a store front.
"There is no doubt that in some of these cases we are going to be able to determine that it was a faulty part as opposed to what they call driver error." said Ruiz.
Also, the Disney Relief Act is moving through the state legislature, much to Mike Haggard's dismay:
Mike, wrong again.
"This bill has taken us back Draconian steps from last year,'' said Michael Haggard, the president of the trial lawyers lobbying arm, the Florida Justice Association.
Without the threat of litigation, Haggard reasoned, businesses would have no incentive to prioritize safety.
"It gives immunity to businesses to hurt kids,'' Haggard said. ``It's a higher standard that only applies to children.''
I look at it this way: so a few kids have to die every year on an unsafe ride -- and that's certainly sad I admit -- but their sacrifice enables the rest of us to enjoy a nice family day at the amusement park.
I mean, we're talking Disney!