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    That's the same thing we can't get past; why weren't you looking where you were going?


    Quote Originally Posted by Brian GC View Post
    The jury decides everything down to the last dollar.



    2000 people are filing claims so the number is much less than that. The cost of the trial, the calculating, the uncertainty, the value of a life, the value of one's lifelong care and loss of income. I think 2000 lawyers could get more.



    They could not get past the fact that I did not see the truck sooner. They had their culprit and would not consider that more warning would have helped me see that truck. That directing me into 70mph traffic would have startled anyone.



    But wasn't the truck company just as biased and prejudice toward me?

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    Quote Originally Posted by Brian GC View Post
    The same way the County Fair does.

    It doesn't matter if every casino chooses to put their patrons in danger to offer a relaxed INGRESS/EGRESS. It is the chance they chose to take...that the County Fair and TSA choose not to take.

    Do you really think the casino could win a trial. IMO, only if they had an ARP Jury, which are few and far between.
    A hotel is not required to search you..nor should they be.




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    You miss my point: the jury isn't involved in the majority of compensatory awards. Most cases settle as I described - the lawyers work it out between themselves. A jury trial demand is fairly rare in liability cases.

    I am not talking about your incident - only the way in which you presented it here.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Brian GC View Post
    The jury decides everything down to the last dollar . . . .

    But wasn't the truck company just as biased and prejudice toward me?

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    Quote Originally Posted by Brian GC View Post
    But how does a lawyer begin planting those emotional responses? By telling the jury that the Casino had a responsibility to protect their patrons, and they failed to do so. The casino would lose during opening statements.

    Do you doubt that the plaintiff's lawyers could be successful in a trial if MGM chose to go that route?

    There are not enough people that think like the ARP Jury for the MGM to hang their hat on. The ARP Jury does not care about laws, regulations, professional responsibility, perosnal injuries, hardships, loss of income, loss of life or the difference between a civilian and hotel security...nothing. They just don't like personal injury lawsuits so they won't vote for any award 90% of the time. I'm surprised they are not marching to shut down the VA Hospitals by saying "They knew the risks going in, so screw em."

    Like what my Judge said, "Orange County (conservative) Juries can be heartless." But there are not enough heartless people out there.
    Your arguement is for wet floors.. mold.. handrails.
    They are not required to search people checking into the motel.
    You will ignore this fact and it will go on for pages.



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    Quote Originally Posted by BBeerme View Post
    That's the same thing we can't get past; why weren't you looking where you were going?

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    That is my point, everyone's brain stopped thinking right there.

    To most, everything is black and white. No further thinking or analysis needed.

    If you stepped on a nail that a contractor left on the sidewalk, would you make the same excuse? "Why weren't you looking where you were going?"

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    Quote Originally Posted by Poodle Head Mikey View Post
    You miss my point: the jury isn't involved in the majority of compensatory awards. Most cases settle as I described - the lawyers work it out between themselves. A jury trial demand is fairly rare in liability cases.

    I am not talking about your incident - only the way in which you presented it here.

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    I said there were two idiots out there that day, not one. What is so hard to accept with that?

    I backed it up with broken laws and safety protocols.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Brian GC View Post
    Insurance companies have forced us to hire lawyers because they lowball without them.

    I was just in Vegas and they are not checking anything at their doors. Is it still unreasonable to inspect large bags?

    MGM is losing $49M on this whole claim. Do you really think they care at all or will change their lax policies? Not a chance. However the City did change their behavior by putting up 12" x 48" steel posts to protect the pedestrians. Was that huge outlay unreasonable?

    These casinos are not going to inconvenience their patrons at the front door. A whole building would have to come down before they did that.
    They are not checking anyone at the doors because they are not required to...so therefore there is no negligence on the hotels part.





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    And why should they? What is in it for them to discourage a single customer?

    MGM averaged 8 billion dollars per year in revenues for the last five years - with over 13 billion for one of them.

    So a legal settlement cost them a billion dollars? So what?
    For one thing - they don't have to pay taxes on it.
    For another - in 30-40 days they have it back anyway.
    And for another; the settlements would be structured-payout - so MGM will only be buying annuities, not writing actual checks.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Missouri Guy View Post
    A hotel is not required to search you..nor should they be.




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    Any time you are operating a vehicle, looking ahead is paramount. One might say that is the single most important thing to do. Goes hand in hand with being able to operate the vehicle safely.

    Regarding stepping on a nail, whether on a sidewalk or otherwise, I am acutely aware of where I am stepping. And even pick up lose debris such as nails and screws on roof tops when I service an A/C unit. The reason is because I do not to be blamed for a roof leak. Roofers love to blame the HVAC guys for their leaks.


    That is my point, everyone's brain stopped thinking right there.

    To most, everything is black and white. No further thinking or analysis needed.

    If you stepped on a nail that a contractor left on the sidewalk, would you make the same excuse? "Why weren't you looking where you were going?"[/QUOTE]
    If you were a real tech, you'd solder a relay on that board and call it good to go.

    I do a triple evac with nitro to remove non condensables.

    I use 56% silver on everything except steel.

    Did you really need the " If you were a real tech " ??

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    Quote Originally Posted by Brian GC View Post
    The jury decides everything down to the last dollar.



    2000 people are filing claims so the number is much less than that. The cost of the trial, the calculating, the uncertainty, the value of a life, the value of one's lifelong care and loss of income. I think 2000 lawyers could get more.



    They could not get past the fact that I did not see the truck sooner. They had their culprit and would not consider that more warning would have helped me see that truck. That directing me into 70mph traffic would have startled anyone.



    But wasn't the truck company just as biased and prejudice toward me?
    You lost due to your own testimony
    You told them you were staring at the ground.
    Also they were not required to cone for sixty minutes.
    You claimed you could not brake because of a tailgater.
    Any juror that would have found in your favor should be publically flogged



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    Quote Originally Posted by BBeerme View Post
    Any time you are operating a vehicle, looking ahead is paramount.
    Any time a professional road crew closes a lane, they are required to follow well established safety procedures. They did not do that. Yet my negligence completely 100% overshadows their negligence? Why? Please explain in detail why they are off the hook 100%? Not why I am the idiot...we've already gone over that a few hundred times.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Brian GC View Post

    That is my point, everyone's brain stopped thinking right there.

    To most, everything is black and white. No further thinking or analysis needed.

    If you stepped on a nail that a contractor left on the sidewalk, would you make the same excuse? "Why weren't you looking where you were going?"
    No their brains didn't stop working.
    The truck did everything it was supposed to do.
    And now you want to argue a nail in the sidewalk left by accident vs a truck visible for thousands of feet.
    Also by law you are not required to look for nails while walking.
    You are required by law on the roadways to pay attention to avoid accidents.




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    Quote Originally Posted by Missouri Guy View Post

    Also they were not required to cone for sixty minutes.
    Give the Chapter and paragraph in the CA MUTCD. Or stop saying it.

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