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November 05, 2004

You'll Shoot Your Eye Out!

I was doing a little research today on jury verdicts in cases involving putting someone's eye out and came across this gem:

In the Superior Court of Los Angeles County in the matter of Timothy A. King, a minor v. Billy Clark, plaintiff was awarded $286,282 by default judgment.

FACTS: On July 12, 2003, plaintiff Timothy King, 12 and a student, went to his friends apartment. At the apartment, the friend's father, ex-Marine Billy Clark, the defendant, decided to play 'Marines' with the boys. He turned the lights out and gave them rifles that fired metal pellets. During the game, Clark shot King several times. One of the shots hit him in the eye. King sued Clark for negligence and intentional tort.

Posted by Half-Cocked at November 5, 2004 09:11 PM


Put this one in the "pro" column for doing Marine JAG.

Posted by: Soup at November 8, 2004 07:48 PM