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Victims of Tsunami Suing U.S. for not Warning.
    #3882145 - 03/07/05 12:43 PM (12 years, 1 month ago)

Mon Mar 7, 9:20 AM ET World - Reuters

VIENNA (Reuters) - U.S. and Austrian lawyers have filed a lawsuit demanding Thailand, U.S. forecasters and the French Accor group answer accusations they failed in a duty to warn populations hit by December's Tsunami disaster, a lawyer said Monday.

The lawsuit was filed Friday at a New York district court on behalf of tsunami victims by lawyers including U.S. attorney Edward Fagan, internationally renowned for 1990s lawsuits against Swiss banks over Holocaust-era accounts. It demanded an account of their actions on Dec. 26.

"We expect a hearing within 30 days," Austrian lawyer Gerhard Podovsovnik told Reuters.

"We don't earn any money on the lawsuit. We want to help people," he said. "We are suing to get information."

The disaster left about 300,000 people dead or missing in Indonesia, Sri Lanka, India, Thailand, Malaysia, Myanmar, the Maldives, Bangladesh and East Africa. Hundreds of thousands lost their homes.

The text of the lawsuit is available on the Web site www.tsunamivictimsgroup.com.

The U.S. and Austrian lawyers filed the lawsuit on behalf of around 60 named plaintiffs from Austria, Germany, France, Netherlands and elsewhere. Podovsovnik said they were also acting on behalf of at least 40 more not named.

The lawsuit suggests the Thai government and the U.S. National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration (NOAA), which operates a Tsunami Warning Center in Hawaii, failed to issue the requisite warnings.


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Re: Victims of Tsunami Suing U.S. for not Warning. [Re: lonestar2004]
    #3882175 - 03/07/05 12:57 PM (12 years, 1 month ago)

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Re: Victims of Tsunami Suing U.S. for not Warning. [Re: lonestar2004]
    #3882332 - 03/07/05 01:54 PM (12 years, 1 month ago)

They should sue God. And the water, the oceans are so vast theyd have to have some money.


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Re: Victims of Tsunami Suing U.S. for not Warning. [Re: SoopaX]
    #3882342 - 03/07/05 01:58 PM (12 years, 1 month ago)

No man, they should sue Allah. Remember that pic a little while ago where some asshat muslims were saying there was a "sign from Allah" in one of the waves from the tsunami? He clearly did it, the muslims even said so!


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Re: Victims of Tsunami Suing U.S. for not Warning. [Re: DNKYD]
    #3883095 - 03/07/05 04:59 PM (12 years, 1 month ago)

It even says in the Qur'an that God uses hurricanes and tsunamis to test the people.


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Re: Victims of Tsunami Suing U.S. for not Warning. [Re: zahudulallah]
    #3883110 - 03/07/05 05:02 PM (12 years, 1 month ago)

Shit... if this flies, I'm suing the weather channel if I get a sunburn.


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Re: Victims of Tsunami Suing U.S. for not Warning. [Re: Psychoactive1984]
    #3883160 - 03/07/05 05:12 PM (12 years, 1 month ago)

i wonder why it was filed at a New York Court?


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Edited by lonestar2004 (03/07/05 05:13 PM)


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Re: Victims of Tsunami Suing U.S. for not Warning. [Re: lonestar2004]
    #3883229 - 03/07/05 05:26 PM (12 years, 1 month ago)

Americans are stupid?


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Re: Victims of Tsunami Suing U.S. for not Warning. [Re: zahudulallah]
    #3883246 - 03/07/05 05:31 PM (12 years, 1 month ago)

that lawsuit would not go anywhere here in Texas.


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Re: Victims of Tsunami Suing U.S. for not Warning. [Re: lonestar2004]
    #3883336 - 03/07/05 05:50 PM (12 years, 1 month ago)

It aint goin' anywhere in NY either


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Re: Victims of Tsunami Suing U.S. for not Warning. [Re: zappaisgod]
    #3883467 - 03/07/05 06:21 PM (12 years, 1 month ago)

Quote:

zappaisgod said:
It aint goin' anywhere in NY either




One can only hope.


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Re: Victims of Tsunami Suing U.S. for not Warning. [Re: DNKYD]
    #3883494 - 03/07/05 06:29 PM (12 years, 1 month ago)

somebody had to know this was actually going happen, with real facts. does anyone know if anyone knew??? somebody tell meeee.


Edited by trick (03/07/05 06:29 PM)


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Re: Victims of Tsunami Suing U.S. for not Warning. [Re: DNKYD]
    #3884360 - 03/07/05 10:10 PM (12 years, 1 month ago)

Quote:

DNKYD said:
Quote:

zappaisgod said:
It aint goin' anywhere in NY either




One can only hope.




i did not think the Tobacco Lawsuit would go anywhere.


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Re: Victims of Tsunami Suing U.S. for not Warning. [Re: trick]
    #3884382 - 03/07/05 10:14 PM (12 years, 1 month ago)

Quote:

trick said:
somebody had to know this was actually going happen, with real facts. does anyone know if anyone knew??? somebody tell meeee.




some Internet websites (earthquake geeks) knew there was an earthquake before the Tsunami hit land. but so what? would they evacuate the tourists? could they evacuate them?


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Re: Victims of Tsunami Suing U.S. for not Warning. [Re: lonestar2004]
    #3884585 - 03/07/05 10:55 PM (12 years, 1 month ago)

That's not the point. The point is that the U.S. government is seen as having very deep pockets and that the U.S. is to blame for ALL of the world's ills.


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Re: Victims of Tsunami Suing U.S. for not Warning. [Re: Prosgeopax]
    #3887357 - 03/08/05 03:07 PM (12 years, 1 month ago)

Earthquakes can be spotted rather quickly.... the problem is that tons of factors go into predicting tsunamis... are they suing US scientists for not advancing the technology fast enough? I didn't read the text of the suit, but it seems pretty ridiculous to say that we knew this specific earthquak (not in our tsunami warning area) would cause a tsunami. from looking at earthquake update sites, it seems there are hundreds of >6.0 earthquakes in that area every year...

even if the US scientists knew that this specific earthquake was going to cause an earthquake and told everyone they could find in asia, I doubt India, sri lanka, indonesia, malaysia, or thailand have the communications infrastructure to really notify every last little coastal villiage.


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Re: Victims of Tsunami Suing U.S. for not Warning. [Re: lonestar2004]
    #3887419 - 03/08/05 03:25 PM (12 years, 1 month ago)

Fuck em, i'll let them sue if they give me back the money I sent them. Ungrateful bastards.


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Re: Victims of Tsunami Suing U.S. for not Warning. [Re: lonestar2004]
    #3887457 - 03/08/05 03:33 PM (12 years, 1 month ago)

Quote:

lonestar2004 said:
Quote:

trick said:
somebody had to know this was actually going happen, with real facts. does anyone know if anyone knew??? somebody tell meeee.




some Internet websites (earthquake geeks) knew there was an earthquake before the Tsunami hit land. but so what? would they evacuate the tourists? could they evacuate them?




i understand that a tsunami is caused by an underwater earthquake. it is not logical then that some richter scale would pick it up? they have thousands of these devices across the world that pick up on tectonic plate activity.
even if they knew about they would say anything because the world is overpopulated as is.


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Re: Victims of Tsunami Suing U.S. for not Warning. [Re: trick]
    #3887708 - 03/08/05 04:24 PM (12 years, 1 month ago)

An earthquake does not automatically create a tsunami. Why should the U.S. pay for damages from mother nature in other countries? This is a complete bullshit lawsuit. The lawyers bringing this are scum sucking parasitic low lifes who want to feed off of the misfortune of others by bringing misfortune to those who had nothing to do with the cause (by skimming off a substantial fee).


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Re: Victims of Tsunami Suing U.S. for not Warning. [Re: lonestar2004]
    #3888110 - 03/08/05 05:57 PM (12 years, 1 month ago)

has anyone figured out how you notify a bunch of
hut dwelling natives that a tsunami is coming?


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