Man sues himself and wins

PUBLISHED : Monday, 05 August, 1996, 12:00am
UPDATED : Monday, 05 August, 1996, 12:00am
 

A Kentucky man who threw a boomerang that flew back and hit him on the head has sued himself for US$300,000 (HK$2.32 million) - and won.


And astonishingly, it will not cost him a cent because all the money he won comes from his insurance company.


Larry Rutman, of Owensboro, was awarded the windfall after a court determined he 'caused body damage through negligence and carelessness'.


'I paid all that insurance for a long time just in case something unforeseen like this ever happened,' Mr Rutman said.


After the accident - which Mr Rutman claims affected his memory and made him oversexed - he was planning to sue the boomerang manufacturer until his lawyer advised him against it.


Share

 

Send to a friend

To forward this article using your default email client (e.g. Outlook), click here.

Man sues himself and wins

Enter multiple addresses separated by commas(,)

Related topics

For unlimited access to:

SCMP.com SCMP Tablet Edition SCMP Mobile Edition 10-year news archive