Wednesday, July 1, 2009

Loss of Martial relations?

Today's "Are you serious" moment comes from an article in the AJC.

Back in 2005 this man was shopping at Home Depot in Cobb County. A pallet of plywood fell from a forklift and trapped the man. The man had to have a couple of surgeries and since the accident injured his back and spine he could not do his construction job anymore. He was awarded $1.5 million dollars.

The icing to the cupcake though...his wife was awarded $30,000 for loss of marital relations. Am I the only person who finds this crazy? In my mind the court has put a price on sex. I would LOVE to know how the court came up with that amount. I definitely think that the husband should receive compensation...he was injured but the wife? No. Judge Judy always says that the purpose of a settlement (or lawsuit) is to put the plaintiff in the same position they were before the accident (or whatever) but not in a better position.

Anyway, this is just another thing that I don't understand...

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