Posted Tuesday, October 28, 2014 9:20 AM | Contributed by Jeff
Amusement park Kentucky Kingdom claims two people who filed suit against the park are lying about their injuries. The park countersued Felicia Evans for claiming false injuries to extort money and for the couple being over the weight limit for the ride, which patrons are responsible to check.
Read more from WLKY/Louisville.
Granted, there's probably a lot of context being missed here, but I feel like it would be easier to pay the people a couple grand and get them to sign a nondisclosure agreement than to pay attorneys to counter sue them and have the story come out in the press. The WLKY article puts the guest in a sympathetic light so it's not exactly good media exposure for the park.
In other words it's no big deal for a business owner to just fork over money to every one who lies and attempts to extort them for money.
I wish businesses would fight back more often against this sort of injustice.
This makes me want to visit the park even more.
With the park just newly opening again, it seems like a tough situation with no real winners (as is the case so often, it seems). If the park wins the countersuit, they look like jerks who don't care that people got hurt at their park. If they lose, it looks like they had an issue with one of their attractions, whether that issue being there was not clear signage indicating importance of weighing self before using the attraction (the sign looks pretty clear to me, but you know how people can shrug off something as not important) or that the attraction wasn't safe or proper procedures weren't followed...
Sucks all around. Bad luck for Kentucky Kingdom, crummy that people got injured, etc.
"Look at us spinning out in the madness of a roller coaster" - Dave Matthews Band
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