Suddenly, the LIGHT COMES ON!
How stupid is the judge? Beyond belief. The government was not paying her to engage in sex.
She should have sued the hotel and not asked for workman's comp.
damn thats crazy. but she was on employers time.
Seems like many of the commenters on this thread didn't read or comprehend the article or even think about the situation.Basically, the woman was in bed and a lighting fixture fell on her. She happened to be engaged in a sexual act at the time the lighting fixture fell. If she had just been sleeping, she would have been covered, which the court basically pointed out.Nothing in the article would lead the reader to believe that the sex act in any way caused the injury.Sorry to spoil the government-bashing party on this thread, but this is just an example of an INSURANCE company trying to avoid paying a claim, which happens all the time.
I'd bet that the light wouldn't have fallen if she were just sleeping. I can see where her medical bills should have been taken care of, but seriously, she got a busted nose and now her depression from that busted nose will never allow her to work? Guess it's good to work for the government.
If you read the article, it stated that during the act, the lighting fixture was TORN OFF the wall from above the bed. I'd like to see how a light can be torn out of the wall above a bed if you're not pulling on it. Reminds me of the time I was in a hotel in KY once coming back from a race in Bristol. We ended up ripping the headboard off the wall. Maybe I should have sued NASCAR because of it.
Liberalism at its Finest!
I guess if you are getting bonked by the boss on a business trip it would be an injury while on company time, lol. I guess swinging from the light fixture while having sex wasn't such a good idea.
now thats the gov't for you, but we been getting screwed by the Govt too so can we sue?
Apparently they have to cause you to be depressed making you unemployable... lol Maybe we can get a class action suit going.
what happened to individual responsibilty? .... it's the American way - always blame somebody else for your actions ..... why not Australia? .... it's pathetic, and the legal system does not have the guts to stand up against the whing crybabies
This was an injury which, according to a court which heard all the facts, was covered by an insurance policy. The insurer didn't want to pay, the courts say they have to.How is this situation a failure of individual responsibility? If you were in an accident and your insurance company refused to pay, would you just fold? Or would you step up and sue them and make them meet their contract obligations?
For the medical bills, I would say the insurance company would be responsible. But for depression from a busted nose that will no long allow you to work? C'mom.... think she should be taken care of the rest of her life for that?
And I thought that the U.S. was the only country run by MORONS.