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...