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  1. Melika77

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  3. HBK

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    Nice....by defying the court, it just makes Disney look like they're hiding something....
     
  4. Sarangel

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    This has always been a Disney policy (official or unofficial). Disney has always down-played *anything* bad that occurs in connection with the company. The computer glitch may or may not have been real, but it is a plausible excuse.

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  5. DisDuck

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    Ok, how did Disney cause the hemorrhage? There are warning signs about not riding if suffering from 'certain' conditions. Even if the person did not know of anything to warrant not riding, then how would Disney know either.

    Someone at risk to neck or brain injurys could suffer the samething while riding a car and it comes to a sudden stop (or an accident occurs) that causes head to snap back and forth (like on a coaster). So I guess the auto manufacturer is libel.
     
  6. Buckleybunch

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    it reminds me of McDonald's an coffee..
     
  7. HBK

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    I'm sorry Sara....

    I was un-aware that defying a court order and getting fined for it was a "company policy".
     
  8. HBK

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    The judge ordered Disney to turn over the paperwork. It didn't. Disney got sanctioned.

    How does that reflect on the Disney company? Would you like to be the lawyer defending them?

    Even if this turns out to be a frivolous suit, it doesn't earn you any points with the judge and possibly the jury (if one is hearing the case at this point).
     
  9. Another Voice

    Another Voice Charter Member of The Element

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    Irregardless of the lawsuit’s merits, it’s just one more public relations hit that Disneyland has taken recently. The court order, massive layoffs, the trees falling down, company spokesman screaming obscenities on camera, the ‘Rodger Rabbit Ride’ injury and lawsuits, the California Adventure disaster, labor problems, etc. etc. etc. The combined weight of the small issues has started to really hurt Disney’s reputation. The company that seemed to do everything right now seems to be unable to do even the smallest thing correctly.
     
  10. lrodk

    lrodk <font color=009900>No one is immune to the TF's in

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    Here's the official word from Disney regarding their perceived defiance of the court's order.

    Walt Disney Co. blames a computer coding error for its failure to provide proper documentation of brain injuries that have occurred on the Indiana Jones Adventure ride at Disneyland, Anaheim, Calif., but an attorney representing a woman who says she suffered a brain hemorrhage on the ride is not giving up and public rumblings about ride safety continue to grow.

    Disney was fined for the second time in Los Angeles Superior Court for failing to provide proper documentation in this case, and was ordered to provide all records of patrons who have suffered brain hemorrhages after riding Disney park attractions by June 25.

    Disney had provided a list of eight claims of brain hemorrhages on rides, seven at Disneyland and one at Walt Disney World near Orlando, which the judge deemed insufficient.

    "The amusement park industry has to take a fresh look at the approach they're taking. Look at data, incidents in medical journals and elsewhere and come to recognize their rides are more injury prone than they may have wished them to be," Beverly Hills attorney Barry Novack told AB. Novack is representing 46-year-old Deborah Bynum, who says she suffered a brain hemorrhage after riding Indiana Jones in November 1998.

    Novack filed a similar lawsuit against Disney in 1996 for Zipora Jacob, who said she suffered a brain hemorrhage riding Indiana Jones.

    That suit was settled for an undisclosed amount in 1999. Disney was fined a total of $7,050 before turning over injury records, but Novack agreed to nondisclosure in the case, so he could not discuss the findings. He did say the records did not contain company secrets, or any other information that would warrant nondisclosure, so he is not making that kind of deal this time around.

    Jacob is also representing another client who claims to have suffered orthopedic injuries on Indiana Jones, and two clients who claim to have suffered back and neck injuries on the Splash Mountain log flume at Disneyland.
     
  11. HBK

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    What a company....don't they realize what kind of damage they are doing to the company brand name?

    Some company policy....aparently they feel like they're above the court system....a computer glitch could happen once. But oviously the judge isn't buying the excuse since he sanctioned them again.

    Ah Ha! Did they have the same computer glitch back then?

    Why the secrecy? Why force the court into sanctions before providing the proper dicuments? And in two different cases no less....
     
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    Also, I Girl was killed on Body Wars at WDW. :(
     
  13. DaveO

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    I could have been a reporting error. Even if it was not why would Disney want to give out injury information unless it was a last resort.

    In today's world of no personal responsibility they would open themselves up to even more lawsuits.

    Pretty soon there will be pen's on chians (like at the bank) on every ride to sign a 10 page waiver of liability.

    But then I suppose someone would get poked with the pen and sue about that. :rolleyes:

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  14. Testtrack321

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    I can see it now...

    2022- Disney sued on Test Track Ride- One person was fatilay injured as they were climing out of the vehicle at the crash test zone. She climbed out and hit her head on the concreat. She died three days latter. Disney is being sued for causing the accadent for, "implying a false sense of danger". Test Track opened in 1999 after 2 years of testing. It was latter lengthend in 2012 to accomidate more people and was made faster from 65 mph to 110 mph... :rolleyes:
     

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