Saturday, May 21, 2005

A reason for legal reform

Windsor, Ontario, hair stylist Waddah (Martin) Mustapha was awarded the equivalent of about US$270,000 by a court in April after he testified that he became racked with depression upon seeing a fly inside a commercial bottle of water at his salon. Presumably, damages would have been more if Mustapha had actually drunk from the bottle (or even opened it). As it was, he and his wife vomited, and he required extensive psychotherapy for nightmares, loss of sense of humor, increased argumentativeness, lack of desire to shower regularly, and constipation. [Windsor Star, 4-23-05]


  1. you make a good case for tort reform here in the US. shhhhhhhhh, don't let the leftists know you are onboard.

  2. I'm not against trial lawyers. I am against idiots who abuse the system. There's a HUGE difference between righty ranting about trial lawyers and being sensible about these types of idiocies!

  3. riiiiiiiiiiiiiiight. more leftist double-talk