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Old 10-30-2007, 08:37 PM   #11
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wonder if they were required to sign a waiver? if so, this is another example of frivolous lawsuits costing tax payers MORE money!
I'll bet that if they didn't settle, and let it go on trial - the jury of tax payers would have found it frivolous... If they didn't - holy crap, but the tax payers decided that it wasn't frivolous.

I guess Porsche doesn't have the balls Or, the potential bad press of losing such a suit would have cost way more
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Old 10-30-2007, 09:25 PM   #12
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They charge it to marketing...
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Old 10-30-2007, 11:49 PM   #13
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"Mr. Rudl was the founder and President of the Internet Marketing Center, Inc., the largest Internet marketing company when Mr. Rudl owned it.'

I know it's a bit of a leap, but I wonder if this guy played a role in spreading SPAM across the world?
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Old 10-31-2007, 03:19 PM   #14
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On a business/financial level I can understand why Porsche may have chosen to settle. On a personal level, it is incredibly wrong that someone who knowingly chose to put themselves in a specific, high risk circumstance could have anyone be rewarded or compensated, as a consequence of their choice.

It sure isn't right, or just. I do think this is a clear example of a huge disparity between the have's and the have not's. The average person would certainly never have been able to afford to any compensation.
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That and the fact that this was a racing calibre car driven by a racing calibre driver on a closed course with a known risk factor. That car was made for a high level driver and would never be equipped with ESC. Hell... that's what differentiates these guys. So frivolous it's frustrating.
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Old 10-31-2007, 06:29 PM   #16
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execs, politicians, judges- anyone who makes six figures seems to forget (if they ever knew) how the middle class majority live and what they are up against.

remember when idiot bush 1 was so amazed at a grocery store scanner? they have no idea
hey! they have those now? i don't do circuses(i mean wal-mart).
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this one, i'm still undecided. traction control could have prevented it? again tho, even w/ the the ill-placed barrier, what about waivers?
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yup, waivers were required, reportedly anyway. don't know if it's a fact, but here it is...http://www.autoblog.com/2007/10/24/4...rrera-gt-case/

interesting how the % of blame was determined.
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now this is where the facts get a little blurred...http://www.thetruthaboutcars.com/por...ra-gt-lawsuit/

to PSM or not to PSM?

well, so much for facts being the end all!
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There are always two sides to a legal case. That's why juries exist - to determine the facts. You can't read news reports and expect to learn the facts. The trial judge's summary is usually the best available record available to us.
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