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Old March 3, 2006, 09:33 PM   #1
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Shoot somebody: collect $250,000

I guess this was a "Pass 'Go'" card, huh? Sounds like a plan - every time!. Sure to put down stupid suits.
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A south-central Kansas mechanic who was shot has been ordered to pay at least $250,000 to the man who shot him.
A jury in Sedgwick County issued the verdict Thursday in a civil case that came 18 months after a jury in a criminal trial found that the shooter had acted in self-defense.
Keith McGinley, a small-engine repairman, was shot in October 2003. He sued the shooter, Dan Herpolsheimer, of Mulvane. Herpolsheimer then filed a countersuit for battery and trespassing, saying that McGinley had attacked him and ordered him out of his home, then pulled a knife. Herpolsheimer said he then shot McGinley with a .357 Magnum.
Besides the quarter million he gets for pain, suffering and mental anguish, Herpolsheimer will now be allowed to seek another $500,000 in punitive damages.

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http://blogs.kansascity.com/crime_sc...somebody_.html
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Old March 3, 2006, 09:42 PM   #2
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Nice.
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Old March 3, 2006, 09:50 PM   #3
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Sure to put down stupid suits.
Perhaps. If they made his lawyer pay it, that would be sure to cut down on frivolous suits.
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Old March 4, 2006, 08:11 AM   #4
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I went to the site the article was posted on. I hope the the remarks following the article are sarcastic remarks.
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Old March 4, 2006, 09:36 AM   #5
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Must be a hell of a mechanic. Who's going to hold their breath till it's paid. You can't get blood from a turnip. Sure he might be paying a payment a month. But he won't have to pay it in one lump sum.
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Old March 4, 2006, 09:38 AM   #6
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Nice! Wasn't expecting that counterclaim, now was he?

But good luck collecting.

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the quarter million he gets
that should say, the quarter million he has a right to try to get through post-judgment collection efforts. Huge difference.
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Old March 4, 2006, 01:20 PM   #7
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Maybe the mechanic has a little equity in his house and business.
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Old March 7, 2006, 01:18 PM   #8
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Hooooray!

Score one for the good guys.

+1 for the lawyer suit. Lets make those suits pay.
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Old March 7, 2006, 07:38 PM   #9
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Yeah, lets just hope that it doesn't drive the mechanic into a fit of rage which makes him return to finish the job he had started! Man, I bet getting shot with a 357 kinda puts a damper on your day huh?
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Old March 7, 2006, 09:12 PM   #10
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Hahaha! Must not been in Commiefornia though!

Good for him; he made $250,000 by using his gun; more than competition shooters could ever dream of making with just a couple of shots!
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