Pork Chop Shoes

From the strange legal cases file: Back in 1997, Ross Lucock of Australia won a meat tray during a pub raffle. Informed that he needed to be wearing shoes while in the pub, he proceeded to strap the meat (pork chops) to his feet and parade around the pub, leading to the inevitable accident in which another pub patron slipped on the trail of pork slime and broke his arm. The guy with the broken arm then sued the pub, arguing that it had breached its duty of care by its "failure to remove [Mr. Lucock]... in the knowledge that he was inebriated and was clad with pork chops strapped to his feet." He was awarded $750,000 in damages.

More info at ABA Journal.
     Posted By: Alex - Thu Jun 26, 2014
     Category: Shoes | 1990s





Comments
Doesn't this guy know only lamb chops make good shoes ? Geez.
Posted by BrokeDad in Midwest US on 06/26/14 at 11:12 AM
So, it's good to know that America isn't the only country where the judicial system goes haywire from time to time.
Posted by KDP on 06/26/14 at 12:08 PM
I wonder if Mr Bowron was sober?
Posted by BMN on 06/26/14 at 12:24 PM
I agree with KDP.
Posted by Patty in Ohio, USA on 06/26/14 at 08:28 PM
Oh come on! I'm dieing to know... Was he able to get the dog to play with him?
Posted by Captain DaFt on 06/26/14 at 11:09 PM
And, most of the pork from the settlement went to the sharks.

Psst... I'm not in Athens anymore....
Posted by Expat47 in Athens, Greece on 06/27/14 at 12:12 AM
@Expat - Don't drink to much and fall off the boat.
Posted by BrokeDad in Midwest US on 06/27/14 at 01:30 AM
Boats are for pussies! I walked over.
Posted by Expat47 in Athens, Greece on 06/27/14 at 02:48 PM
@Expat...I hope you are not on the good ship Venus!

As usual my mind is lost at sea. :coolsmile:
Posted by BMN on 06/27/14 at 04:40 PM
I saw a few Dianas but Venus, I think, is still in Italy.

Wifey and I saw the ACTUAL, GENUINE chapel from Momma Mia!!! The even have a Momma Mia tour! 😕
Posted by Expat47 in Athens, Greece on 06/27/14 at 10:52 PM
For some reason, I am not envious.
Posted by Skyte on 06/28/14 at 12:00 AM
I dunno, $750,000 seems a bit steep even in Ozzie dollars, but still... if you let someone walk around your pub on pork chops and you don't bother to check that it's safe, you do deserve a slapping. As landlord, you do have a duty of service.
Posted by Richard Bos on 06/28/14 at 05:49 AM
The bar owner is at fault! Any competent redneck/hillbilly/peckerwood bar owner could tell you that this situation would have been avoided with the application of a rustic deep pile carpet!(thick layer of saw dust on the floor) :lol: :coolsmile:
Posted by Tyrusguy on 06/28/14 at 08:38 AM
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