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Discussion in 'Ford F-150 Raptor General Discussions [GEN 2]' started by DrJacks, Mar 16, 2020.

  1. 911 Crazy

    911 Crazy FRF Supporting Member Supporting Member

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    Thanks for the disclosure. What brand is the detector and how is it mounted?
     
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    911 Crazy FRF Supporting Member Supporting Member

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    What do you call 100 lawyers at the bottom of the Hudson River?








    A good start.
     
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    I WISH that was how it worked. Lawsuits rarely follow an actionable malpractice incident. I’ve been on our State board, having been on a panel where we suggest to attorneys whether a case is actionable or not. Board has 3 med professionals (including a hospital rep) and 3 attorneys. I’ve seen dozens of cases (and 2 of my own) and every case I saw there was a vote of 6-0 against the case proceeding. A few did anyway but none went to court. Yet I know a few docs (one in particular) who really deserved to have action taken against them. Those “hacks” are still in the business of providing sub-optimal medicine. Yet our hands our tied in reporting these cases because, you guessed it, threat of lawsuit. The legal system is broken and does not serve to rid ourselves of the few (hopefully) bad apples. A neurosurg friend/colleague who is brilliant, skilled, personable and widely known to be the best in his field has been sued more times than I care to count. Fortunately, he has never had to settle or go to court. His specialty is the most prone to be sued (pushing 20% chance of getting sued each year). Realize that’s anecdotal but it’s pervasive.

    I wish the system was set up to efficiently remove the chaff, but it doesn’t! And the only fix requires legislation, which is impossible because the most powerful lobby around....trial lawyers. All they have to do is pander to their buddies, the politicians who are made up mostly of lawyers.
     
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    You're probably right. TX is a difficult state to become an inspector, tons of classes, pass a state and national test. I think the pass rate is around 30% for the first try. Still some idiots do sneak through. We are required to carry 100k e&o insurance, I think I carry a million. Some years before I started, insurance was not a requirement. After insurance was required, the lawsuits started. lol. We are also governed by a state board, if they vote to pay out for your negligence, you gotta pay them back.

    I've never been sued or even had a hint of an issue, knock on wood. Thousands of properties inspected and only had a handful of callbacks for an issue. Every single time, I sat down with my customer and went over the report and showed them where I reported whatever they think the issue is. It's amazing to me how many agents and buyers never even read the reports.

    Just my little contribution to keeping this thread off in the weeds. :^)
     
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    No the term “trial whore” is a term the attorneys and their staff use. I learned that from my paralegal sister in law. I do not hate lawyers only despise unethical lawyers. There is definitely a need for attorneys but there are so many “slip and fall” etc wait till someone trips on a blade of grass at your home or office and claims life injuries.
     
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    It’s a Uniden R3. From the testing results I’ve seen, it competes with the most expensive detectors and is not too pricey. Lots of good features. The mount goes to the rear view mirror stem. It’s some no name brand from amazon.
     
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    Glad to help. Let’s see the new 2020 when it’s in
     
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    Well, sounds you got a resolution out of this one.

    Dealer drove my dad's trackhawk for 35 miles or so for warranty work. 100 miles later the trans failed.

    Was covered under warranty but still...
     
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    Thanks. Your set up looks and operates great! What did the install on the cameras run?
     
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    You completely missed the point of the post. If the OP posted the video and released the name of the dealership he could have opened himself up to a lawsuit. Regardless of right or wrong / win or lose, the legal fees to defend yourself are real. @Troutrad was simply giving an example. I was sued by a former employer for $4M...I live in a $150K home. I'm not a rich man and was forced to come up with a $50K retainer to defend myself. I received paperwork yesterday that the case was dropped. I'll get the majority of that money back but I'm still out over $15K simply because I pissed off a guy with money.

    Point of the story - don't piss off guys with the means to screw with you. Even if you're right.
     

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