Mofo Jones wrote:Yeah, but the reason the McDonald's case got so huge had more to do with the response of McDonald's to the suit rather than what the plaintiff asked for. I read this case in law school. Yes, the plaintiff did a dumb thing by taking the cup off of her coffee while the car was moving, but all she asked was for McDonald's to pay her medical expenses. Her lawyer showed evidence that the McDonald's coffee was much hotter than that of their competition. But, McDonald's had a pattern of knowing their coffee was too hot and paying the medical bills of claimants, essentially as a cost of doing business. What happened to the plaintiff was that she asked to have her medical bills paid, was refused, sued, offered to settle for the cost of her medical bills (and I assume attorney fees as well) and although McDonald's counsel advised them to settle, McDonald's decided to take it to court. Then, the plaintiff's attorney showed the evidence of McDonald's knowledge about the hot coffee and the medical payments to other claimants, and it was the jury that came back with the huge verdict, most of which was the punitive damage award, which was (IIRC) the amount of coffee sales chain-wide in one day. The award was later reduced on appeal.
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To the OP, I think the best advice is evaluate the sets, price them right, and sell them off. Otherwise, if you must go with the business plan, the party idea is about the best possibility of what has been listed.
Mofo Jones wrote:...t, but at one place I worked in the past, they had to put labels on every copier that said "Warning, do not ingest toner." For every warning label on a product, there's at least one injured and/or dead person who is the reason for that label.
Jargon wrote:I'm guessing something along the lines of "Yes, because I value our relationship more than these plastic toys." Or "Yes, friend, I trust you." Wait, sorry, that's ridiculous. What was I thinking?
Are the major toy retailers concerned about this new venture catching on and increasing?
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