The Stupidest Lawsuit Since the World Began

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  1. cdru

    cdru Hall Of Fame

    Dec 4, 2003
    With gas prices on the rise, some people have decided to take public transportation to their jobs. A group of French cleaning ladies were unhappy about taking the bus because they couldn't eat or even speak. Plus it was costing €110 a month for the 40 minute trip to work. So they decided to start carpooling saving time, costing half as much, plus they could do as they wanted.

    But the bus company, Transports Schiocchet Excursions, felt that them carpooling along the same routes was "an act of unfair and parasitical competition". They are suing the ladies to have them fined and their cars confiscated. They've already tried to sue once and had the case thrown out. Now they are back appealing because they have already spent €2 million ($3.2 million) fighting these ladies.

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    And in the interest of disclosure, I originally saw it first on Groklaw here.
  2. invaliduser88

    invaliduser88 Welcome to Torchwood DBSTalk Gold Club

    Apr 23, 2002
    You do know that we are all slaves to the corporations and that they have the right to force us to do what ever they want us to do.
  3. ntexasdude

    ntexasdude Hall Of Fame

    Jan 23, 2005
    Somehow it relieves me to know it's in France and not the US. Another country can become the laughingstock for a while. :lol:
  4. Richard King

    Richard King Hall Of Fame

    Mar 25, 2002

    Bunch of Euronuts.
  5. Jacob S

    Jacob S Hall Of Fame

    Apr 14, 2002
    They spent a heck of a lot more on the lawsuit than what they would have lost due to the women carpooling.
  6. ntexasdude

    ntexasdude Hall Of Fame

    Jan 23, 2005
    Yes, but it's a matter of principle. :nono2: If this carpooling idea catches on it could wreak havoc on the whole French economy and force the country into a serious depression. Their stocks will plumment and people will start jumping off the Eifel Tower in despair. :p
  7. bobsupra

    bobsupra Work In Progress DBSTalk Gold Club

    Jul 12, 2002
    And remember, in France, you're guilty until proven otherwise.
  8. Bogy

    Bogy Hall Of Fame

    Mar 23, 2002
    That's pretty stupid, but remember, the competition is pretty stiff for the stupidest EVER. :lol:
  9. Roger

    Roger Banned User

    Aug 7, 2002
    They are for “free enterprise” until it cost them money. Sic semper tyrannis
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