Thursday, October 19, 2006

How to get $2.5 million by being stoopid

They tell you very clearly to close your windows. This couple didn't. They got bit. And now they're rich.
Go figger.

In a 2-1 ruling today, the Ontario Court of Appeal upheld a finding that the African Lion Safari is liable for injuries to a couple mauled by a tiger.

But a dissenting judge says the trial court's decision to deny the game park the right to have the case heard by a jury was a mistake that requires a new trial.

Jennifer-Anne Cowles and David Balac were awarded damages of $800,000 and $1.7 million respectively after the Cambridge tourist attraction was found liable in 2004 for their injuries.

A Bengal tiger named Paca jumped through the passenger window of the couple's car when they were driving through the park in April, 1996

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