« on: March 17, 2011, 11:40:16 AM »
It's really a shame that we or any homebrew or beer club has the need to hire a legal team to protect itself and it's individual participants from a law suit, I've had a couple beers to relax tonight (so forgive me if you cannot easily follow) and even reading the above post just wears me out, I'm sure I would have a headache if I were ever involved in such litigation. I guess what I'm saying is folks in our country/community's need to quit looking to blame the other human. I say that participation alone in any event should wave litigation, it's your choice, live with it.
I mostly agree (how could I not with another named Norm--the standard?). Yet, we (the jurors, that is, those people who represent us) reward the plaintiffs, perhaps out of pity. In a previous life I worked for the government (aka Deep Pockets). During my time, a newlywed couple hiked up to Morro Rock in Sequoia Nat'l Park during a lightning storm (hiking to a high place in a lightning storm is unwise to begin with) and held the metal hand rail. Lightning struck the metal handrail and killed one of the couple. The surviving spouse sued the Park Service for negligence for not having warning signs saying you shouldn't hold metal in a lightning storm...and won. I feel for the survivor. But, some knowledge of physics should be taken for granted.