New York Woman Whose Car Damaged by Target Red Ball Files $100K Suit

May 18, 2017

  • May 18, 2017 at 11:34 am
    Counterpoint says:
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    I had no idea those were so iconic. I thought they were just weird bollards that they had at some of the stores.

    Certainly makes me appreciate them a bit more both as a branding effort and a potential GL exposure.

  • May 18, 2017 at 1:24 pm
    Things that make you go hmmm says:
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    “Grady says the damage to her car was more than $3,300 and she suffered both physical and psychological injuries”.
    Seriously??? Suing for over $100k for $3300 in damages?

  • May 18, 2017 at 2:00 pm
    Good Hands says:
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    Psychological damage, she laughed till she cried. Absurd.
    And people wonder why insurance costs so much…

  • May 18, 2017 at 2:01 pm
    Fed Up says:
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    Ah, yes. Target should have known that those red balls would eventually be grazed by a vehicle, causing them to come loose and roll into another car. Seems like the lawsuit has to claim a ‘reasonable expectation’ on Target’s part – otherwise you only have the driver of the truck to go after. Much less lucrative…

  • May 18, 2017 at 2:11 pm
    mrbob says:
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    Hate to sound like broken record but we need to hold the ambulance chasing contingency fee lawyers personally liable for costs when they file these frivolous suits. I concur that she has certainly property damages she is due but the remainder come on, just another person playing the lawsuit lottery.

  • May 18, 2017 at 2:31 pm
    Bill says:
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    Brings new meaning to the phrase “Target practice”.

  • May 18, 2017 at 3:18 pm
    WyomingAgent says:
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    Psychological damage? What type? Fear of red balls? Fear of trucks? Maybe just scared to go to Target anymore, maybe one the signs on the outside of the building might, might, might, fall off and hit her car again. For a cement ball weighing 2 tons $3300 sure isn’t much damage. Not even enough force to deploy airbags!! Sounds like a money chaser to me. Surprised she isn’t asking for 1 million.

    • May 18, 2017 at 4:21 pm
      Agent says:
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      Perhaps the adjustor was just going to pay her ACV on that Rogue and it had 100,000 miles on it.

    • May 18, 2017 at 6:22 pm
      Bentley says:
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      Even a 2-ton ball can’t do a lot of damage when it hits the car at 5 miles per hour. 2 tons is about the weight of a mid-size pickup truck.

    • May 22, 2017 at 3:06 pm
      nomesaneman says:
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      “Fear of red balls?” Yes. Loss of consortium.

  • May 18, 2017 at 4:14 pm
    Christy says:
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    I wonder if she was in the car at the time of the accident. The article doesn’t mention that.

    • May 18, 2017 at 5:00 pm
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      I would like to know this as well. Although $100k is still too much even if she was, it would be nice to know if she could have actually suffered bodily injury due to her location in the vehicle relative to the point of impact.

      • May 18, 2017 at 6:27 pm
        Bentley says:
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        She was driving the car. The ball rolled about 15 feet and hit the driver’s side door at about 5 miles per hour. The only visible damage is a red dent in the door.

        You can watch the video on Youtube. “2-TON TARGET CEMENT BALL ROLLS THROUGH PARAMUS PARKING LOT”

        • May 19, 2017 at 12:30 pm
          Rosenblatt says:
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          Thank you for those details

      • May 18, 2017 at 8:10 pm
        Fair Playing Field says:
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        The $100K is for the psychological damage of being publicly identified as the owner of a Nissan Rogue.

  • May 18, 2017 at 6:13 pm
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    • May 19, 2017 at 1:49 pm
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      UW wrote, “…too busy reading the dozens of email complaints a couple sad people here and in each day.”

      I think they are just snowflakes looking for the IJ forums to be their safe place. Which also speaks to the fact they can’t source anything other than Faux Newz, Breitbart, Alex Jones, and Drudge… AKA conservative wingnut safe zones.

      • May 19, 2017 at 3:30 pm
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        Yes, you are right. I asked PolarSyndrome what it would mean if a weather forecast said there was a specific chance of rain, and his response was that the forecast couldn’t be trusted because the forecasters were probably biased. It’s a joke, there’s nothing they won’t believe from certain sources and nothing they will even consider if it’s not from those sources. They can’t even consider hypotheticals without falling back on their reflexive garbage. Of course in this case he also didn’t know the answer despite claiming to hold a degree in statics.

        • May 22, 2017 at 1:58 pm
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          UW,
          How about our Snowflake in Chief whining about how no one has been treated more unfairly. Previous Presidents have been assassinated, how fair is that? The guy is a total liar who cannot keep his mouth shut. Whiny li’l b….

          • May 24, 2017 at 3:33 pm
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            His point sir is that no one in the history of the republic has been attacked so strongly by the media in the beginning of an administration.

            I am certain that President Trump could call for a ban on “assault weapons”, which by definition are no longer available to the public to purchase new, and the media would hate him for that as well.

          • May 24, 2017 at 4:38 pm
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            Whining about media coverage? What a snowflake! Got nothing on what Faux News, Breitbart, and all of right wing hate radio did to President Obama. Not to mention all of the Republican obstructionism. i45 only cares about himself. POS-TUS.

    • May 24, 2017 at 3:29 pm
      mrbob says:
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      U/W Although I understand the premise of your comment, do you really think that anyone could have planned on someone hitting a red ball in front of Target and it becoming dislodged and rolling into another vehicle. Get a grip are you going to next advocate for suit against the highway department when a rock comes loose?



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