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Friday, August 12, 2005

No good deed goes unpunished

If the plaintiffs bar wants a clue as to why many people hold them in contempt, it need look no further than a suit filed today in California. Evidently, the show Extreme Makeover: Home Edition built a house for a couple who had taken in 5 orphaned teenagers. The teenagers allege that the couple then began making their lives miserable in a successful attempt to force them out.

So what do the kids do (with the help of an enterprising lawyer)? They file suit against ABC because ABC's got the money, not the couple. The kids claim ABC promised them a home, and therefore ABC owes them a home. Here's hoping that someone explains to their attorney the legal difference between a "promise" and a "contract."

Look, I don't know all the facts here, but I feel safe in saying that ABC did absolutely nothing wrong, even if the couple forced the kids out gunpoint. However, the plaintiffs' attorney knows that ABC will likely be willing to pay to make the thing go away.

Stories like these make me dislike people more and more.
Centinel 1:08 PM #


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