[thechat] This crazy world

deacon web at master.gen.in.us
Mon May 31 13:29:42 CDT 2004

On 31 May 2004 at 12:21, Madhu Menon wrote:

> Short version:
> A teenager successfully sued a woman for a cut of her $2.9 million New York 
> lottery jackpot on the theory that he prayed to a "Saint Eleggua" to make 
> her numbers win. Trial court throws the case out, but the appellate court 
> actually sends it back to trial. Heck, they even freeze the winnings, 
> finding that "plaintiff was likely to succeed on the merits."

Even shorter version:

Defendant agreed to split the winnings if the plaintiff "do no more than 
purchase the tickets, select the numbers, and pray to the Saint in order 
to fulfill his end of the bargain. Certainly, none of these actions is 
impossible to prove in a court of law."

> What the hell is going on?

Defendant made a deal, and then tried to welsh on it. 

Stupid deal to make, but that's immaterial. She made the deal with him, 
and since he lived up to his part of the bargain, she has to live up to 
her part.



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