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Insurance Law

Radio station not liable for worker’s $807K legal bill in water-drinking contest death case

Sep 4, 2013, 05:30 pm CDT


Man, oh man, Scoob!  No matter how hard I try, I just can’t manage to squeeze out a tear for this guy and his troubles.  Maybe I need to drink more water.

By B. McLeod on 2013 09 05, 12:35 am CDT

“[S]ued by the survivors of a woman who died of water intoxication…”  Her family members sued.  How are family members “survivors?”  Survivors of the water intoxication?  They may be surviving heirs, or surviving family members; they’re not “survivors of the woman.” 

How hard is this job copying stories from other news outlets and rewriting a few lines in plain English to convey the relevant facts to bored lawyers skimming through legal news for a break?

By Santana on 2013 09 05, 4:27 am CDT

Presumably, “a part-time assistant who handed bottles of water to contestants” cannot afford to pay a legal bill of $807,421. So, it may be that his lawyer is the one who is under water.

By LTE on 2013 09 05, 1:30 pm CDT

My thoughts exactly, LTE.  I wonder how this attorney exected to get paid.  I think I would have made sure of the insurance coverage before running up an $800k fee.

By W.R.T. on 2013 09 06, 12:09 am CDT

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