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July 28, 2011

YOUR AUSTRALIAN TAX DOLLARS AT WORK

The lawyer representing a woman who was injured while she was having sex in a hotel room during a work trip in rural NSW says his client was undertaking "normal behaviour" akin to bathing or sleeping and is entitled to compensation.

The woman, a Commonwealth government employee whose name has been suppressed by the Federal Court, suffered injuries to her nose and mouth, as well as a psychiatric injury, when a light fitting attached to the wall of the hotel she was staying in fell on her head during sex.

(Thanks to Janice Gelb)

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We have no such 'normal behavior' in New Zealand. Please send.

Q: How many lawyers does it take to change a light bulb?

A: You won't find a lawyer who can change a light bulb. Now, if you're looking for a lawyer to screw a light bulb...

I hate when that happens.

I had a broken toe once. I really can't remember how I broke it despite the fact that I was sober at the time.
What I do remember is the nurses in my office asking me how I did it?
"During sex" I said with a straight face.
To the best of my knowledge, I never did straighten that out.

Another case of behavior which if it happened to me I would immediately change my name and move where no one knew me but the person involved has decided to make it all public record! The chutzpah of asking your employer to cover this really astounded me.

A "psychiatric injury"? That just sounds so Three Stooges.

These lawsuits get ridiculous by the year. It's a shameful revelation of how people would do absolutely anything for a quick buck.

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