Friday, July 27, 2007

Dentist Wins Case Over Tusks in Mouth

A prank gone wrong? Nah, a prank that can be laughed at and that had no ill side-effects. This doctor did nothing wrong. The real issue is rather his insurance company, Fireman's Fund, should have been forced to pay the settlement. I think not, and am stunned (though not really), that the Washington State Supreme Court would rule in the manner that they did. Justice Fairhurst's opinion that the joke was "integral" to the job is crazy. How and when is a practical joke necessary to any job? Maybe a clown or a magician, but certainly not a dentist. Craziness! That is all.

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