"This newly created wetland caused mosquitoes to breed and frogs to
gather on plaintiff's property, about which plaintiff is particularly
phobic," the court wrote in an opinion dated March 21. "Consequently,
plaintiff had problems traversing his property without the assistance
of his family and friends, whom plaintiff would often call on to
remove frogs from his driveway and near the door of his home."
"I'm petrified of the little creatures," Marinaccio, 65, said in
Monday's Buffalo News.
Being American I expect he might get some comfort if he carries his
six shooter. Or go and see a shrink.
Typical American paranoia. Afraid of everything.
So how will $1.6m help his paranoia?
It's part of American fear culture.
Government instilled as an excuse for all the phoney but financially
rewarding wars they start.
"Marinaccio sued Clarence, a Buffalo suburb, and Kieffer Enterprises
Inc. after runoff diverted onto Marinaccio's property from a new
Kieffer subdivision turned it into wetlands.
A town engineer initially said the water would flow into a ditch
elsewhere on Kieffer property. The town later discovered the ditch was
actually on Marinaccio's property, and that it was too small to handle
the flow of water.
Lawyers on both sides said Monday that Marinaccio's frog testimony
amounted to just moments of a more than three-week trial — and may not
have affected the jury's award.
On Tuesday, April 9, 2013 12:43:42 AM UTC-4, Oren wrote:
In this case, I have to side with harry. We *ARE* doomed as a nation.
I mean, jeez louise, he's already got grounds for a legitimate lawsuit over
having his land turned into a swamp, that will make him independently wealthy
for the rest of his days.
Making such a huge deal out of this frog "phobia" he supposedly has is akin to
$hitting himself in the middle of the lobby in city hall, with hershey squirts
running out his pant legs on to his shoes. Dignity, gone.
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