ShortNews
+ + + 3 BRANDNEW NewsTickers for your Website! + + + easy configurable in less than 1 Minute + + + GET'EM NOW! + + +

   Home | Join | Submit News | MyShortNews | HighScores | FAQ'S | Forums Chat | 0 Users Online   
   
                 07/30/2014 11:07 AM  
  ShortNews Search
search all Channels
RSS feeds
   Top News Current Events
Spider-Man Punches Cop During Arrest
Man Charged in Kidnapping of New Hampshire Girl
Pregnant Woman Accidentally Shot in Head While Being Shown Guns at Friend´s House
Former U.S. Track Star Torrin Lawrence Dies in Car Accident
Doctors Remove More Than 230 Teeth From Boy´s Mouth
Australia Inmates Escape From Prison, Return After Getting Drunk
Plane Crash Kills Beachgoer in Florida
Woman Seriously Injured After Being Struck by Car During Comic-Con Zombie Walk
Botched Circumcision Leaves Johnny a Little Short
9-Year-Old South African Boy Marries Elderly Woman for the Second Time
more News
out of this Channel...
  ShortNews User Poll
Do you think the U.S. should do more to counter Russian aggression in Ukraine?
  Latest Events
07/30/2014 10:33 AM
edie receives 100 Points for News Submission of 'Florida Health Officials Warn Beach-Goers of Flesh-Eating Bacteria'
07/30/2014 10:06 AM
edie receives 100 Points for News Submission of 'Hillary Clinton Regrets Saying She and Bill "Were Dead Broke" When They Left the White House'
07/30/2014 05:14 AM
edie receives 20 Points for very good Assessment of 'Dog Passes Out From Excitement During Happy Reunion With Owner'
07/30/2014 05:14 AM
coronado receives 20 Points for very good Assessment of 'Spider-Man Punches Cop During Arrest'
07/30/2014 05:13 AM
coronado receives 20 Points for very good Assessment of 'Furniture Designed to Look, Feel and Smell Like Human Skin'
07/30/2014 05:13 AM
estrella242 receives 20 Points for very good Assessment of 'Former U.S. Track Star Torrin Lawrence Dies in Car Accident'
07/30/2014 05:11 AM
estrella242 receives 20 Points for very good Assessment of 'Working With Kiefer Sutherland Made Freddie Prinze Jr. Want to Quit Acting'
07/30/2014 05:11 AM
estrella242 receives 20 Points for very good Assessment of 'Man Charged in Kidnapping of New Hampshire Girl'
07/30/2014 05:10 AM
estrella242 receives 20 Points for very good Assessment of 'Judge Rules Against Donald Sterling, OK´s Sale of Los Angeles Clippers'
07/29/2014 04:17 PM
edie receives 100 Points for News Submission of 'Dog Passes Out From Excitement During Happy Reunion With Owner'
  964 Visits   1 Assessments  Show users who Rated this:
Quality:Very Good
Back to Overview  
03/11/2008 12:19 PM ID: 69210 Permalink   

£300K Demanded in Sour M&S Grape Case

 

An accountant in north London who tore a tendon after slipping on a grape at a local Marks and Spenser is planning to sue the retail giant for £300,000.

Mr Martin-Sklan, who has decided to represent himself in the case, arrived at the figure citing lost earnings and "loss of confidence" and consequent depression he suffered following the incident in 2004.

Mr Sklan claims he slipped after picking up a piece of fruit on his shoe from inside the store or car park.

 
  Source: news.bbc.co.uk  
    WebReporter: Hugo Chavez Show Calling Card      
  Recommendation:  
ASSESS this news: BLOCK this news. Reason:
   
  10 Comments
  
  Ah.  
 
Nice to know that Americans aren't the only overly-litigious creatures on the planet.

They should find that grape and severely stomp on it to teach it a lesson.
 
  by: theironboard     03/11/2008 12:36 PM     
   
 
you authors should at least read over what you post before you post it...too many typos lately.
 
  by: nakedman3   03/11/2008 01:06 PM     
  @nakedman  
 
Everyone makes mistakes, if you intend to jump on them in the manner that you did, maybe you should submit some of your own articles.
 
  by: wingedpuma     03/11/2008 03:06 PM     
  @nakedman  
 
Everyone makes mistakes, if you intend to jump on them in the manner that you did, maybe you should submit some of your own articles/
 
  by: wingedpuma     03/11/2008 03:06 PM     
  @wingedpuma  
 
I'd hardly say he jumped on them. Just suggested they check their submissions. Someone who isn't a reporter doesn't have less of a right to expect quality. I didn't have any problems with the story but sometimes I see things that are ridiculous. No need for superiority.

Then again, I don't really submit either so maybe my opinion doesn't count. I signed up here because I like the news and like commenting on all the crazy crap that goes on in the world. Not because I wanna pretend I'm a reporter. I'm not trying to put you down or start crap, I just think everyone's opinion counts.
 
  by: jonnysodoff   03/11/2008 07:59 PM     
  Now...  
 
...I feel like my post was a little long for that small exchange but I see people ragging on non-reporters every now and then and that just seems irrelevent. Um... yup. So now I'm here making it even longer and needing to shut up.
 
  by: jonnysodoff   03/11/2008 08:05 PM     
   
 
Right, I really wasn't faulting this author in particular...nor jumping down one's throat. But a quick proofread of a few short paragraphs is not too much to ask. After all, hundreds/thousands of people may read it...and it does reflect on the author if poorly written.

But I have noticed that the quality has gone down recently, in part due to more typos that could have been prevented by a quick read before the post.
 
  by: nakedman3   03/11/2008 08:06 PM     
  Happy?  
 
You guys hijacked this thread.... heh heh.

Please comment on the article, at least!
 
  by: theironboard     03/11/2008 08:57 PM     
  @ironboard  
 
Ha. Yeah, I realized I didn't even mention the article and almost wanted to submit another comment but decided I was already taking up a good deal of space (which I'm here doing again.)

Geez now I feel all mixed up about commenting. Um... suing people... sounds reasonable. How much does it cost to fix a tendon?
 
  by: jonnysodoff   03/11/2008 09:06 PM     
  Fragster@gmx.net  
 
Seems like everyone wants to get rich somehow... :(
 
  by: Desphex   03/11/2008 10:38 PM     
 
 
Copyright ©2014 ShortNews GmbH & Co. KG, Contact: info@shortnews.com