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Supreme Court Lets Radiation Suits Proceed

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Nov 3, 2005, 3:39 PM   by (staff)

The Supreme Court has allowed five lawsuits against wireless phone manufacturers and carriers to proceed by refusing to hear an appeal on Monday. The class action suits allege the companies downplayed or hid the dangers of radiation from cell phones and were negligent for not including headsets with their phones. Cases pending in DC, Georgia, Maryland, New York and Pennsylvania seek damages, as well as reimbursement for wired headsets. Although there is no empirical proof that cell phone radiation causes any damage to users, analysts now fear that wireless companies will face the same fate as tobacco companies - forced to face various charges, and various restrictions on a state by state basis.

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barryefau

Nov 7, 2005, 5:17 PM

EXCUSE ME --- BUT I'M SUING EACH & EVERY ONE OF YOU oh, and YOUR GRANDMA TOO!!!

Oh that's right baby...Why you ask??? 🙄

1. Although there is no empirical proof, coming here to read replies you all post could really affect my good judgement. 😲

2. Although there is no empirical proof, the blankets I use at night might cause a rash. 😲

3. Although there is no empirical proof, the TV in my living room just might be out to get me. 😲

4. Although there is no empirical proof, the shampoo i used this morning could in fact soak thru my skin and into my brain and end up killing me. 😲

5. Although there is no empirical proof, I think I need to sue myself, I think i've gone out way too much, I've entered the outside world and thus causing my skin to be exposed by the sun, my ears to hear the cars roar...
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Thats it! you asked for it, your post was so funny, that I am going to SUE you for making me laugh so hard that I spilled my wine on the rug! you better call your attorney! lol
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SForsyth01

Nov 3, 2005, 4:27 PM

This is getting out of hand!!!!

Can no one in this country take responsibility for choices that they make anymore???? No one held a gun to anyone's head and said "YOU MUST USE A CELL PHONE!!!!"

This is ridiculous. 🙄
Hmmmm...my employer requires me to carry a cellular phone, they even pay my bill. Sounds like gross negligence to me 🙂

I guess if these suits are successful, im sure i could make a cool million. j/k
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SForsyth01 said:
Can no one in this country take responsibility for choices that they make anymore???? No one held a gun to anyone's head and said "YOU MUST USE A CELL PHONE!!!!"

This is ridiculous. 🙄


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what's ridiculous is our court system even allowing these things to go through....
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very true SF. it is kinda the same situation with tobacco and that lawsuit in 1994, 1992 and the recent one.

problem is, if the companies knowingly did it then that is a problem, but the FCC is doing a great job mandating all of this radiation and...
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Sigh, those who do not know history are doomed to repeat it and the postings in this forum make that statement ever so clear to me.

If you believe the matter is as simple as you are trying to spin it - then you are mistaken.

Try looking up corpo...
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captainplooky

Nov 6, 2005, 8:04 PM

Yes because...

Yes because corporations and companies never worry more about profit then they do the safety of their own products.

They never have information that can show the true dangers of their products and withhold them only to increase their bottom line.

The comments I have read thus far reek of an ignorance surrounding the matter and only address the issue from a position of one who uses and sells cellular phones.

I suggest to you all to try and take a step back and look at the matter with a rational and objective point of view.

After having done that, I further suggest considering the other examples of corporate greed in several industries that put profit before human lives.

If you are confused on where to look, I suggest starti...
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captainplooky said:
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Until such a time, enjoy your kool-aid.


Actually I just filed suit against kool-aid..

They forgot to mention drinking too much kool-aid could cause serious side effects. Tho it hasn...
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Cingulargirlnyc

Nov 3, 2005, 5:08 PM

Unbelievable greed, we need tort reform!

I am so glad that the gun industry is now protected from nuisance law suits like this, I guess those lawyers needed a new target. Hey I know, lets also sue the Sun becuase it has caused cancer in so many people! Hmm lets see, who else can be held liable? Ooh I know, lets sue the tectonic plates of the Earth for causing all that pain and suffering during those callous earthquakes...
Don't forget about the water company for the floride in the water.
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no no whats really funny is that you dont know what tort reform means.
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yea, this is pathetic...

1. tobacco...
2. fast foods
3. cell phones..

what next?
1. the sun? lol
2. cars?
3. others?

tort reform!!!

the only people who actually make money are the lawyers...
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this is a ****in joke. they have been saying this for years about cell phones giving radiation. sounds to me that the lawyers have nothing else better to do and they need to get their pockets fatter.
Sigh, those who do not know history are doomed to repeat it and the postings in this forum make that statement ever so clear to me.

If you believe the matter is as simple as you are trying to spin it - then you are mistaken.

Try looking up corpo...
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yeahright

Nov 4, 2005, 8:50 AM

i hate people

It is sad that we now live in a society that is full of a bunch of cry babies! people sue for anything, mcdonalds coffee is to hot( no crap it is coffee) this lawsuit is a joke, cell phones are already regulated to keep radiation delow a certain level and their is absolutely no proof that they are even harmful! And wanting reimbursed for a headset!!! come on! i want reimbursed for foam cups so my cofee doesn't burn my hand 😛 our society is to sympathetic, forgiving and take s blame for nothing. It is always someone els's fault and someone always owes you something, Grow up! Ok i am done ranting but this is rediculous
Exactly, it would be like blaming your school district for your inability to spell the words you use on a daily basis.
mis·an·thrope
Pronunciation: 'mi-s&n-"thrOp
Function: noun
: a person who hates or distrusts mankind


me too 😢

...and their is absolutely no proof that they are even harmful!


That is not the case. There is no conclusive proof.

Just as there is no conclusive proof smoking tobacco can cause lung cancer.

Just as there...
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cellularwonk

Nov 4, 2005, 5:36 PM

Simple Solution

Stop voting Democratic.

These nusiance litigators are the single largest contributor to the Democratic Party, which party in turn defeats every attempt by the Republicans to institute reasonable tort reform.
Do you really believe what you are saying there?

Do you even know what it means?

I seriously doubt that you have any idea as to what your statements actually mean or imply, because if you did, you would find them quite silly in regards to this m...
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