Sunday, March 06, 2005


Tort Reform

Here is a another great reason, if you need one, to support tort reform: foreign nationals have filed suit in an American court suing the National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration, among others, over the recent tsunami in Asia:
The December 26 tsunami that took over 275,000 lives may have been an act of God, but more than 60 European survivors of the deadly wave have filed suit in New York district court to determine if Thai authorities, U.S. forecasters and a French hotel chain were negligent.

U.S. attorney Edward Fagan, who has successfully fought against Swiss banks on behalf of Holocaust victims, is joined by two other attorneys representing plaintiffs from Austria, Germany, the Netherlands, Switzerland and France, reported Agence France-Presse.

Named in the suit are the U.S. National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration (NOAA) and its Hawaii-based Tsunami Warning Center, the government of Thailand and the French hotel chain Sofitel, part of the group Accor.

Read more of this absurd story here.
So I guess NOAA will have to use my tax dollars to defend itself against this idiocy. Swell.
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