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  1. joseephuss

    joseephuss Well-Known Member

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    [youtube]OWtDpGM36J8&feature=player_embedded[/youtube]

    http://www.abc15.com/dpp/news/now_a...-and-falls-into-fountain;-hires-lawyer-to-sue

    Fountain lady: texts, walks and falls into fountain; hires lawyer to sue?


    Earlier this week Now@9 showed you video of a woman who fell into a mall fountain because she was texting as she walked.

    Now that woman may file a lawsuit. She says she might sue the mall because security guards laughed at her instead of helping. Then somebody posted the video on the Internet.

    The woman and her lawyer were on Good Morning America. Read more about her GMA interview here .

    Now@9 wanted to know: what do you think of the potential lawsuit? Does she have a point? Or is this just sour grapes?

    Watch the Now@9 video above to see what other folks had to say about this. Then post your comments below.
  2. ajk23az

    ajk23az Through Pain Comes Clarity

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    LMAO, I think almost everyone's initial reaction would be to laugh. It's especially what I would have done.
  3. Sam I Am

    Sam I Am Unfriendly and Aloof!

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    The mall should sue her for being an idiot.
  4. zrinkill

    zrinkill Diamond surrounded by trash

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    I hope they ban the moron from the mall.
  5. BrAinPaiNt

    BrAinPaiNt Winter is Here Staff Member

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    I don't see how she can have a law suit for them laughing at her.

    However I am curious about if she can sue for them uploading surveillance video from the mall, with her in it, to the internet.
  6. MonsterD

    MonsterD Quota outta absentia

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    If you are the company that is in charge of mall security those guards who put this on youtube or whatever should be fired. That was my first thought-why are these employees laughing and showing it on the internet?

    Her lawsuit is asinine though.
  7. Danny White

    Danny White Winter is Coming

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    Can she prove it was her? They should claim that people walk into the fountain all the time! :p:


    Did you watch the video on the ABC site? It's pretty funny, one of the hosts/anchors says "She's probably hard-up for money, I mean, she works at the mall!" :lmao:
  8. BrAinPaiNt

    BrAinPaiNt Winter is Here Staff Member

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    Yeah I don't know if she could sue on those grounds or if it would be the person in charge of the mall suing the security guards, or at least punishing them as you say.

    I heard a blurb of some interview with her on the radio this morning and she was all boohooing and stuff about them laughing at her. I guess she works at the mall. At the very least she sounds like she learned a lesson about texting while walking as she said she would not do that again. :laugh1:
  9. bbgun

    bbgun Benched

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    A woman walks into a [strike]bar[/strike] fountain ...
  10. BrAinPaiNt

    BrAinPaiNt Winter is Here Staff Member

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    If she won her law suit, maybe the judge would order that the amount she wins would be whatever change can be found in the fountain. :D
  11. Doomsday101

    Doomsday101 Well-Known Member

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    I think it is funny but sad in terms of her lawsuit. People need to take a little personal responsibility. She clearly was not paying attention to where she was going. I hope the jury laughs at her and not give her anything
  12. bbgun

    bbgun Benched

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    Yes, they were making fun of her, but her suit will probably fail because it was impossible to identify her in that grainy video. If the world knows it was her who fell, it's because she let the world know it was her by suing.
  13. BrAinPaiNt

    BrAinPaiNt Winter is Here Staff Member

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    Well the security guards knew it was her when they were laughing about it.

    She is an employee at that mall and was leaving work for the days from what I have gathered.

    Now as far as the public knowing...sure that could be the case of nobody knowing her until she said something.
  14. bbgun

    bbgun Benched

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    But it's not like they could have prevented it in time. Any any co-worker would have laughed at that mishap.

    That's what I mean. If she experienced "pain and suffering" or "humiliation" in the broader community, it's because she outed herself by filing the suit.
  15. Cowboyslife

    Cowboyslife Benched

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    I could see the sense in suing the mall if she had to struggle to get out of the fountain, but that's not the case, she was in there for like a half a minute and had no trouble extricating herself. She's basically suing because it's all over the web and she's embarrassed as hell.
  16. Sam I Am

    Sam I Am Unfriendly and Aloof!

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    It should be on the web to embarrass her. She is an idiot and deserves it. :cool:
  17. Cowboyslife

    Cowboyslife Benched

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    Seriously, it's even worse since she's an employee there. Walk the mall as a regular patron a couple of times and you notice where obstructions such as fountains and kiosks are placed. Hundreds of thousands of mall patrons are able to text on their phone and walk, and not fall into fountains, every day.
  18. Joshmvii

    Joshmvii Cowboys baby!

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    The only thing that sucks about this story is that it wasn't a well or something else deep that she plummeted down. She needs to be naturally selected.
  19. Doomsday101

    Doomsday101 Well-Known Member

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    You mean that swimming pool sized fountain? Thank god she was not out in the parking lot as she blindly walked in her own world, she may have been hit by a car.
  20. Sam I Am

    Sam I Am Unfriendly and Aloof!

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    lol, I didn't even know she was employed there. Even better!

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