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Pimp Sues Nike for Not Warning that Shoes Could Be Dangerous if Used to Beat People

Discussion in 'General Issues and Discussion Forum' started by Kevin Kirby, Jan 12, 2014.

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    Only in America!!....:bang:

    Pimp sues Nike for not warning shoes could be dangerous if used to beat people

     
  2. horseman

    horseman Active Member

    "only in America"?:deadhorse:


    Not so.
    Considering this post was accompanied by a banner advert "most people don't know they have been mis-sold PPI", why not? I have a regular post bag plus emails, texts and cold calls to remind me. perhaps I should pursue the lawyers for not making enough effort to allert me? I think a coffee is called for:morning:
     
  3. toomoon

    toomoon Well-Known Member

    Thanks you KK.. my first really good laugh of the week!
     
  4. Craig Payne

    Craig Payne Moderator

    Articles:
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    It beggars belief the consequences if this case actually proceeds... a panadora's box will be opened.
     
  5. Boots n all

    Boots n all Well-Known Member

    Takes the old saying of "These shoes are killing me" to a whole new level!:deadhorse:

    Unbelievable, sounds like that case where a person sued McDonald's for making her obese.
     
  6. W J Liggins

    W J Liggins Well-Known Member

    Maybe if the 'John' had worn Nike running shoes he could have outdistanced the pimp. If he was wearing Nike, perhaps he will sue them for failing to live up to their advertising - or perhaps he was just out of breath!

    Bill
     
  7. Peter

    Peter Well-Known Member

    I presume a 'john' is a kerbcrawler, right?
     
  8. W J Liggins

    W J Liggins Well-Known Member

    Hi Peter

    From my prolific reading and definitely not personal experience, a 'john' is an American prostitute's generic title for her (his?) customer. I recommend 'The Happy Hooker' by Xaviera Hollander to while away an hour or two - highly instructive. In the UK, and I suspect SA and Australasia we have more explicit terms!

    Cheers

    Bill
     
  9. Peter

    Peter Well-Known Member

    Hi Bill,

    My wife thinks i'm odd enough reading about Auschwitz, so i'll give reading about prostitutes a wide berth for the time being!

    Cheers!
     
  10. Rick K.

    Rick K. Active Member

    Next, we'll see someone sue a tea kettle manufacturer for not having a warning that scalding hot water can burn your feet or the portable heater maker for not warning diabetics that they can cook their feet - which most of us have probably seen actually happen.
     
  11. Dr. Steven King

    Dr. Steven King Well-Known Member

    Aloha,

    Perhaps we the tax payers are also victims of this shameful crime.

    It does bring up an interesting aspect though.

    If we build maximalist shoes with hardend composite materials that are tougher and stronger (than the current soft foams used in footwear like the Nike shoes in this story) for defensive protection of the user does said user require notification that the footwear can be dangerous when used offensively?

    Do car makers makers have to warn drivers that hitting someone with a their car is dangerous?


    A Hui Hou,
    Steve
     
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