Money Forward

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Friday, November 17, 2006

Dog vs. Train

Generally I think most people are stupid, but I think it's because everyone is really fighting for themselves as crazy as their ideas are for anyone else.

Anyway, this has to do with a new commuter rail line they're putting in in Massachusetts. The Boston Globe has an article about the increased costs of the line because of the lawsuits and settlements they're dealing with. Interesting that there were 18 legal challenges to the line, and the T won all of them. But this comes at a cost, and so you're going to hear the same people that went forward with the legal challenges, complaining about the cost of the project.

The best part of this whole article:

"T officials also said that they seriously considered a woman's request to have the T pay for Prozac for her dog, who she said would be traumatized by the train noise. The woman's claim was eventually denied."

What a waste of time and money.

2 Comments:

  • At 12:30 PM, Anonymous S/100/30 said…

    The Chronicle of Higher Education has had quite a few stories recently on colleges having to fight some (ridiculous, IMO) ADA-related request. One woman sued her college because they wouldn't let her keep her pet ferret in her dorm; she claimed she needed to ferret to calm her anxiety.

     
  • At 1:06 PM, Blogger MoneyFwd said…

    Too much money wasted on courts and lawyers because of all of this stuff. All of that money could be used to do a lot of good.

     

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