quote:Each year, 37,000 people sue New York City. Some of those cases strain the imagination.
There was the Bronx man, legally blind, who drove his car into a concrete barrier - and sued. (An underpass where the crash happened should have been lighted better, he argued.)
The guy who bought a stolen SUV in a city airport parking lot for $75 - and sued. (Wrongful arrest, he argued when released in a technicality.)
The two inmates who shot themselves with a smuggled handgun in their Rikers Island jail cells - and sued. (A guard was responsible, they argued before a judge kicked out their case.)
Representing the Big Apple in the nation's most litigious city is Michael Cardozo, named in January 2002 as New York City corporation counsel. The city's top legal gun runs an office of 650 lawyers in all five boroughs.
I have a friend that sued the city. He drove up a median, destroying his tire and rim, and sued the city on the grounds that the median was not properly lit or marked.
Now, this was Albuquerque, not New York City, and the case was settled with the city agreeing to fix the car, but I figured it was marginally related.
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