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Follow this, if you can.
A train engineer accidentally ran over his coworker, killing him. Coworker's estate sues the railroad company and wins. Engineer's now suing the railroad company because, basically, he feels bad that he killed his coworker and it's somehow their fault. Railroad company is now bringing the coworker's estate into that lawsuit by suing them because, well, the coworker had died.

So the engineer is suing the company, who's suing the coworker's estate, because the engineer has a guilt for killing his coworker.

I couldn't make it up if I tried. (Note: A lot of news agencies and such are reporting as the engineer suing the coworker's estate for the mental anguish the engineer has suffered because of said coworker's death.)

It's official: This decade will be forever known as the "Not-Me" decade, because no one wants to admit to their own fuck-ups.

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kouaidou From: kouaidou Date: March 24th, 2007 08:13 pm (UTC) (Link)
I think there was a Joan of Arcadia episode with this plotline...

I guess that if it was the railroad company at fault for the accident through some form of negligence (like, say, wasn't providing the necessary way for someone on the tracks to warn a train that they were there, allowed the co-worker to be on the tracks while a train was coming, etc) it would be just as legitimate for the engineer to sue the company as it was for the co-worker's estate to sue them.

If he's suing the co-worker's estate, though, that's just fucked up.
drth From: drth Date: March 24th, 2007 09:25 pm (UTC) (Link)

Thanks for...

nuking my brain today!

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scooterbird From: scooterbird Date: March 25th, 2007 07:13 am (UTC) (Link)
It's official: This decade will be forever known as the "Not-Me" decade, because no one wants to admit to their own fuck-ups.

...ironically, including the "All-Me" Republicans, who've been running it the entire time.
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