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    Filed at 10:18 am under by dcobranchi

    …of a three-year-old girl playing in a swimming pool got a woman detained by police at a Walmart in Kansas. I haven’t seen the photos and can’t judge if Walmart’s claim that “the photos could have led a reasonable person to conclude the child was being sexually abused” is legit. The woman is suing Walmart for $262,473 for medical expenses and pain and suffering. Good grief! Why does anyone even slightly inconvenienced think that they’ve hit the Lotto and are entitled to a fortune?

    True story: A few years ago, while traveling in Italy, I was killing time while a friend shopped in a Bennetton store. Typically male, I looked for the nearest bench to wait out the torture of clothes shopping. The whole thing collapsed beneath me and I tumbled to the floor. In the US, I’m sure I would have been questioned and had some kind of legal statement taken. The Italians were much more relaxed. A clerk asked me if I was ok and then fixed the bench. I shoulda sued!

    (And, all you perverts who Googled “topless photos” should be ashamed of youselves.)

    2 Responses to “TOPLESS PHOTOS”

    Comment by
    September 25th, 2003
    at 11:42 am

    I don’t know if being inconvenienced is an invitation to be entitled to a fortune. Suing for that much money IS a way (maybe the only way) to change the behavior of these corporations.

    Comment by
    Tony Rosen
    September 25th, 2003
    at 2:27 pm

    Diane, though I am not a proponent of all these stupid lawsuits going around, this one may actually have a little merit. This lady had her character and integrity brought into question, which would be defamation. People win these lawsuits all the time.