Judges and milkshakes

Bob Dorigo Jones Senior Fellow, The Center for America
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How do you decide if a person who wants to be a judge is worthy of your vote?  For me, the decision is influenced by a milkshake.  Let me explain.

A few years ago, I heard about a McDonald’s customer who bought a milkshake at the drive-through.  He managed to spill it in his lap and was so startled, he rear-ended the car in front of him.

Incredibly, the owner of the damaged car sued McDonald’s for not warning the customer about drinking a milkshake while driving!  That’s right, a milkshake, not hot coffee…that’s a different lawsuit.

This crazy lawsuit cost the restaurant a lot of money.  Yet when the restaurant asked the judge to enforce the law against frivolous lawsuits and penalize the person who sued them, the judge said “No.”

He actually said the plaintiff shouldn’t be penalized for being, quote, “creative and imaginative.”

Let’s be fair, if a judge is more concerned with creativity than personal responsibility, that’s not a judge I want on the bench.  And that’s why I always ask judges who want my vote…about spilled milkshakes.

Find out more.  Go to my website at BobDorigoJones.com.

Bob Dorigo Jones, who serves as Senior Fellow for the Foundation for Fair Civil Justice, is the author of the bestselling Remove Child Before Folding, The 101 Stupidest, Silliest and Wackiest Warning Labels Ever. He is the host of a new national radio/Internet commentary, “Let’s Be Fair.”