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Old 01-20-2007, 01:57 PM   #16
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it's the culture of america... if you feel someone has wronged you in anyway, you sue them.

not that it makes it any better, but i would imagine the guy did this because the police were not doing anything and he wanted to bring publicity to it to attempt to get something done and never expects to get any money from it.

cold yes... but hopefully it is his intent just to try to force some action by taking a drastic, over-blown action of his own and he doesn't plan on seeing it through... and at the end of it all he makes a donation to a homeless shelter (if he hasn't already)
But didn't he anticipate the massive amount of NEGATIVE publicity he would get from this lawsuit? Now even if he does make a donation to a homeless shelter, everyone is still going to remember him as that heartless bastard who sued homeless people for $1 million.
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While this lawsuit is absolutely ridiculous I can't blame a business owner for not wanting people to urinate outside of his/her store.

There had to be some other course of action.
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But didn't he anticipate the massive amount of NEGATIVE publicity he would get from this lawsuit? Now even if he does make a donation to a homeless shelter, everyone is still going to remember him as that heartless bastard who sued homeless people for $1 million.
The sad thing is I bet much of his clientele will cheer him instead of thinking "what a prick."
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It's too bad he had to be a jerk about it instead of trying to help them out.
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The sad thing is I bet much of his clientele will cheer him instead of thinking "what a prick."
I agree. They could never end up homeless-right? One white collar crime or stock market plunge away for some of them, perhaps.

And funny, but I have seen more people urinating in public who are not homeless. But that's ok.
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Old 01-21-2007, 09:24 AM   #21
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Literally, how does a suit against the mentally ill get to court in the US? I dont get it.
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Literally, how does a suit against the mentally ill get to court in the US? I dont get it.
It says he filed the suit "this week" (last week). I'm assuming it will get thrown out or the judge won't side with him, unless there's better reasoning for the $1mil than has been posted in this thread. Basically, if you want to file suit and spend your money on the legal fees, that's your right, but it doesn't mean you'll win.
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I hope word of this gets out to some more homeless folk, and he ends up with 100 guys pissing on his doorstep. Jackass.
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Well, I think it's only a couple of homeless people. One of them abandoned his family back in the late 70's and his ex-wife even thought he was dead. Pardon me, I can't remember the guy's name. Anyway, when she found out, she was shocked and upset because he had no intention of reuniting with his family. They have a son together. She has been raising the boy on her own and finally divorced him back in the mid-80's. She said that he is bipolar, but has no belief in psychiatry to help his situation.
I know it's easy to feel badly for these homeless people, but there is a reason they are homeless. Some sort of failing on their part. Just because they're homeless doesn't entitle them to be a menace to someone who is trying to make a living and maintain a business. Granted, suing a homeless person is like trying to get blood from a stone, but it looks as if the store owner had no choice. These homeless people were a constant disruption to his business and he really had no other course of action except to sue them. I think it's disgusting how these homeless people conducted themselves. Just because they're homeless, does that give them the right to conduct themselves in an uncivilized manner in front of this man's store? For years no less. Sorry, but they should be held accountable.
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A high percentage of homeless people are mentally ill. They aren't reasoning like you and planning on being uncivilized. Their brains don't function like yours.

I agree with Headaches assesment perhaps the storeowner can bring more attention to the problem by filing suit (knowing it wont' go anywhere) than just giving the homeless shelter a handout. Ideally he would do both. I can't blame him for wanting the city to help with the problem.
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[QUOTE]Originally posted by WildHoneyAlways
[B]While this lawsuit is absolutely ridiculous I can't blame a business owner for not wanting people to urinate outside of his/her store. [QUOTE]

I agree.
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I agree, a large percentage are mentally ill, but how many years was this business owner going to sit by and watch as the homeless disrupted his business? I know they might not have the faculties for rational thought, but they did have the wherewithall to consistently harass and bother this man's customers.
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Well, I think it's only a couple of homeless people. One of them abandoned his family back in the late 70's and his ex-wife even thought he was dead. Pardon me, I can't remember the guy's name. Anyway, when she found out, she was shocked and upset because he had no intention of reuniting with his family. They have a son together. She has been raising the boy on her own and finally divorced him back in the mid-80's. She said that he is bipolar, but has no belief in psychiatry to help his situation.
I know it's easy to feel badly for these homeless people, but there is a reason they are homeless. Some sort of failing on their part. Just because they're homeless doesn't entitle them to be a menace to someone who is trying to make a living and maintain a business. Granted, suing a homeless person is like trying to get blood from a stone, but it looks as if the store owner had no choice. These homeless people were a constant disruption to his business and he really had no other course of action except to sue them. I think it's disgusting how these homeless people conducted themselves. Just because they're homeless, does that give them the right to conduct themselves in an uncivilized manner in front of this man's store? For years no less. Sorry, but they should be held accountable.
And exactly how much do you know about schizophrenia?
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