Below is the summary of an unpublished opinion recently issued by the Michigan Appeals Court. The decision allows a case to go forward against The Coca-Cola Company based upon spray exiting a can of Diet Coke into the plaintiff's eyes. Althought the Court rejected the theory that the can was defective, it found that the company could be held liable for failing to warn consumers that "the beverage might exit the can at a high velocity upon opening." Expect to see a lot more language on your coke cans in the future.
Now, I've got no problem with a death penalty in cases like this one. In fact, take him on another flight, get up to about 15,000 feet, open the door and kick this guy out. No parachute.
Interesting story. Arthur Winston was a transit employee who racked up an incredible 70 years for the Metropolitan Transportation Authority. In that time, he missed exactly 1 day of work, and that was for the funeral of his wife in 1988. He retired on his 100th birthday. Less than a month later, he has died in his sleep.
Rest in peace, Mr. Winston. Lord knows, you've earned it.