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^I know and I totally agree with all that you said. This so called 'Christian' family has become greedy and made this go way beyond rediculous. I may be wrong but isn't greed a sin? Apparently not to them. At first I had sympathy for the family and the pain their stupid-ass kid caused them and they even said they didn't blame the park. But now since they have flip-flopped and themselves become rediculous that sympathy is fading fast. I dare to say it would not surprise me in the least if the greedy family put the kid up to it so they could get millions out of the park. Oooh what a bad thing for me to say...I dont' care. Just look at how these people are acting. Too bad Six Flags can't sue THEM for having a dumb child, I would be all for that. What about the riders and witnesses that experienced this? They should sue the family for the horrific terror their idiot son caused them to be a part of. As long as it's getting this retarded they might as well do it and I would support them all the way.

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Read between the lines, folks. The family is not aggressively pursuing a case here, Lamar Flatt is. If you remember, almost immediately following the incident, the father was reported as saying the family is not blaming Six Flags, and doesn't plan on suing. In steps that one jacka$$ lawyer that every big city despises, whispers in their ear that he'll only take a percentage of whatever they may win in the suit, and off we go.

 

Step one: tell the media what I've coached you to tell them.

Step two: cry like crazy in court.

Step three: let me make ridiculous statements to win over the judge/jury.

Step four: cash your check.

Step five: PMW.

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^Haha! PMW being the most important part! Well said!

 

I think some people are blowing this way out of proportion! (Me included - Sorry Joe and McJaco, I missinterepreted something pages ago, didn't mean to!) I don't think the family have actually confirmed they are sueing Six Flags yet and if they do they don't have the best case! It is annoying that they think thier son did nothing wrong but when you're grieving over a loved one you're generally not thinking straight!!!

 

They may sue, they may not, but lets wait untill they do before we start getting annoyed with them, remember they've lost thier son and I am sure anyone on these boards that has a son can imagine how painfully depressing that must be, no matter how stupid he was!

 

On a side note - PMW 4 Eva Bro!

 

Matt

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BULL-poo-poo He was at the wrong place at the wrong time because he was trying to cheat Six Flags out of a days admission to the park. How I was brought up, that's called stealing. It was an unfortunate accident for the people on the train witnessing the horrifyingly gruesome way Ferguson died. He did nothing wrong but trespass on private property through a dangerous, mechanical "NO PERSONNEL ZONE". Come on already...are we so far gone that we can't see right from wrong anymore?

 

Not to split hairs or anything, but he wasn't trying to cheat Six Flags out of an addmision. He had already been into the park that day. He had gone out for lunch, and was coming back in.

 

So he had already paid for a days admission. He was just taking a short cut back in or something.

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Read between the lines, folks. The family is not aggressively pursuing a case here, Lamar Flatt is. If you remember, almost immediately following the incident, the father was reported as saying the family is not blaming Six Flags, and doesn't plan on suing. In steps that one jacka$$ lawyer that every big city despises, whispers in their ear that he'll only take a percentage of whatever they may win in the suit, and off we go.

 

Step one: tell the media what I've coached you to tell them.

Step two: cry like crazy in court.

Step three: let me make ridiculous statements to win over the judge/jury.

Step four: cash your check.

Step five: PMW.

 

I'm confused... Why would the "M" in step five be neccessary if they had already cashed the check in step four?

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^lol.

 

I'm confused... Why would the "M" in step five be neccessary if they had already cashed the check in step four?

 

It's just part of the universal equation. With M(i.e., the cashed check) comes W&P.

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^ Exactly. It's all mathematical, really. My years of hardcore pimpin' ejumucated me on one valuable lesson. M=W&P=mo'$=mo' W&P. If you's a good bidnez man, you can profits from that money Six Flags pays you. More flags=more fun.

 

 

 

Is it obvious I'm really bored at work right now?

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I'd like to see the potential court transcript on this one.

 

Lamar Flatt: "Six Flags has a staggering history of lies and fallacies. Have you ever noticed that at a single Six Flags park, there are MORE than six flags flying at one time? Preposterous. The prosecution rests.

 

 

 

 

...Also, PMW."

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Just want to point out the fact that if this kid's parents do decide to sue Six Flags, it's not the lawyer, it is a jury (unless they chose a trial by judge) that will have to decide that Six Flags was negligent. If I was Six Flags I might just let this one go to trial if there was a suit. As somebody else said, as far as I understand it if you've followed (or exceeded) state regulations it is going to be difficult to prove that there was negligence.

 

My guess is that if a suit is filed it is going to be dismissed for failing to state a claim on which relief can be granted. I would not at all be surprised if Six Flags just offers the family a token settlement of say $25,000-$30,000. It would be enough to shut the family up and would put an end to bad publicity, and wouldn't really have any big effect on Six Flags in terms of money. The elephant in the room that I'm sure Six Flags is worried about is the SFKK incident. From what I've seen in that case Six Flags was negligent, and could very well end up having to pay a large sum of money. The chain isn't going to want anymore bad press, and that really all this Batman incident can bring them.

 

Basically I think if there is any kind of legal action against Six Flags, the chain will offer a settlement in the $25,000 range just to make this go away. If the parties decline that, and demand more, I would not be all that shocked to see Six Flags agree to move on with trial. If the parties decide that they want to attempt to get to trial I personally do not think this case would survive long enough to ever see a jury, unless there are facts that are missing that are really damning for Six Flags.

 

Finally just because it has come up, in regards to the McDonalds coffee case, I'm not sure if it was pointed out but the judge reduced the amount to somewhere in the range of half a million, so she didn't get that huge settlement she won. Also as others have said, there was a lot more to that case then a women simply spilling hot coffee, McDonalds knew they served the coffee too hot and there had been many other reported burns from it.

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I'm not suprised the family is doing this. It all comes down to money in the end. I highly doubt the family will get anything if it goes to trial but they could.

 

I no longer feel sorry for the family. They deserve the same fate their son had for trying to sue the park.

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^ You should feel sorry for the family. It IS a tragedy no matter what the cause. How would you like that to be your son. This was a horrible end to what should've been a great day for their son. Lawyer's ambitions, as was stated earlier on this page even, are the likely basis for this. Once the lawyers realize they don't have a case, this will drop out of the news.

 

-James Dillaman

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The park should sue the family for having an idiot for a son. The enthusiast community should file a class action suit too for inconveniencing the park and potentially making our prices go up.

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^ I did untuil i saw the story on CNN not too long ago that it was the familys decision to sue not the lawyer.

 

Thats why i no longer feel sorry for them. If that make me a bad person then fine.

 

I can honestly see this getting thrown out and the family getting nothing but just stateing if they do get any money then it's sad the family now puts a price on their sons head.

 

I can understand SF being nice enough to pay for the funeral but thats it. this family does not deserve anything after that.

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I'm not suprised the family is doing this. It all comes down to money in the end. I highly doubt the family will get anything if it goes to trial but they could.

 

I no longer feel sorry for the family. They deserve the same fate their son had for trying to sue the park.

 

A bit harsh, no? Has someone not had enough P&W lately?

 

I did untuil i saw the story on CNN not too long ago that it was the familys decision to sue not the lawyer.

 

Thats why i no longer feel sorry for them.

You believe everything you hear or read?

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That's kind of like the underpants knome theory:

 

Step 1. Steal underpants

Step 2. Profit

 

Except for the fact that you screwed it up!

 

Step 1: Steal underpands

Step 2: ????

Step 3: Profit.

 

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Except for the fact that you screwed it up!

 

Step 1: Steal underpands

Step 2: ????

Step 3: Profit.

 

 

Ah... that's right. The underpants knomes are going to show me no mercy for getting their master plan wrong.

 

Good catch

 

To one up you, I do believe they were "Phases" not "Steps". But I got that wrong too

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The only ting the family should get out of the lawsuit is a bad reputation for producing such an idiot of a child and knowing they won't have to deal with what he might have done later in life if he had not been killed. The family deserves some good PW too. No M.

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You know if this happened in a nation outside of america, the media would have left the story and the family of the incident alone by now and also no-one would be sued. Or attempted to be sued.

 

Anyway, I think this now counts as the second roller-coaster related darwin award, as sad for freinds and family and witnesses as it is. The first being published in volume IV about the woman who wanted "airtime".

 

http://darwinawards.com/darwin/darwin2003-12.html

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^ That was a long, sad drive home. I hate the image on the page. I was an avid reader of the darwin awards books, but that goes too far. Not to mention it states that "catching airtime" means standing up on a roller coaster. The entire article is very uncouth. I can't get the image of her fiance out of my mind, and I can't believe they would be so insensitive. It makes me wonder how many of the other darwin award stories were so sensationalized and filled with shoddy information.

 

-James Dillaman

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