Think twice about firehouse pranks -- they might backfire:
Story at CNN.comLOS ANGELES, California (AP) -- The city will pay $1.43 million to settle claims by a black firefighter who said he suffered harassment and discrimination after co-workers served him spaghetti laced with dog food, officials announced Friday.
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09-22-2007, 02:28 PM #1
Firefighter settles lawsuit over dog food in spaghetti"Nemo Plus Voluptatis Quam Nos Habant"
The Code is more what you'd call "guidelines" than actual rules.
09-22-2007, 02:34 PM #2
Once again the lawyers have made this a better world for all of us. Does anyone have a sense of humor anymore????
I think he was lucky it was dog food and not something worse.
BTW- The article says he particpated in some of the hazing himself.
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09-22-2007, 03:08 PM #3
Sense of humor?
Wasn't that banned by the NC principal that said no American flags on student clothing? :P
09-22-2007, 03:23 PM #4
he was probably offended by the prank because somebody one up'd him and he therefore found a way to one up the other one. What a sack of !@#$. Somebody put too much hot sauce in my food....
i'm gonna sue because it refers to my so called mexican heritage and they are being racist
09-23-2007, 07:43 AM #5
09-23-2007, 10:22 AM #6
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As typical with CNN it is missing about 90% of the story.This space for rent
09-23-2007, 12:27 PM #7
Jokes are jokes and I don't know the whole extent of the situation and I am sure this guy was not totally innocent but if anyone put dog food in my spaghetti they will be in a world of hurt ! (Being an Italian we get upset about that type of thing ) Hell what if that food was from China !******=================
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09-23-2007, 10:15 PM #8
These settlements are going to start making a big impact on the department's budget. I wish they would have taken this to trial. The 7 million it would have cost to fight it if it went to trial would have been worth it in my opinion. Hopefully people wont start brining out other "hazing" incidents in hopes of more settlements.
09-23-2007, 10:26 PM #9
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09-24-2007, 09:48 AM #10
It was dog food, come one. Im sure he has eaten worse as a kid. Hazzing is just a way to let off steam and have alittle fun. I've never hazed anyone I didn't like or think wasn't a friend. Just my .02 cents worth.GFD748 First in... Last out.. Everyone goes home.... Do the best job you can and do it safely
09-24-2007, 07:35 PM #11
""It was dog food, come one. Im sure he has eaten worse as a kid.""
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09-24-2007, 07:36 PM #12
09-24-2007, 10:18 PM #13
Just when I thought I've heard of the most ignorant lawsuit ever...the CA lawyers manage to crank another one out
You know, as a kid, I ate slugs and bb's. Yeah that's right. Those slimy snail things and lead airgun bb's. And I survived. And I'm doing fine. So I am very VERY certain that the dog food will not kill him.
Harassment and discrimination? Uh huh. Sure. I bet.
I am wondering something...if he were a white guy, would this have even made it past day 1 in the courts? Makes one pretty curious, don't it?
09-25-2007, 09:02 AM #14
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