STAR-T FELL FOR IT

I forgot to tell you guys about a really good story I read in the LATimes while waiting at John Wayne Airport on Sunday. You can read it here, after you go here for a fake login. The story’s lede:

Merv Grazinski set his Winnebago on cruise control, slid away from the wheel and went back to fix a cup of coffee.

You can guess what happened next: The rudderless, driverless Winnebago crashed.

Grazinski blamed the manufacturer for not warning against such a maneuver in the owner’s manual. He sued and won $1.75 million.

Shocking, right? What’s more shocking is that the story is totally bogus. A lot of newspapers ran it as though it were true, the Star-Telegram among them. The LATimes story is one of a series about the civil justice system. Read it all.

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