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Old 10-31-09, 12:52 AM   #1
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Default Family awarded $16.5 million for wrongful death in 'Hold Your Wee for a Wii' contest

Way back in January of 2007, we reported on the Strange family, who were suing Sacramento radio station KDND-FM for the wrongful death of Jennifer Strange, who was found dead in her home after competing in a contest to try to win a Nintendo Wii. The contest -- "Hold Your Wee for a Wii" -- involved seeing who could drink the most water without urinating, and Jennifer, who did not win, left the studio and later died. Her autopsy later showed signs of water intoxication. Yesterday, a California jury ruled a wrongful death in the case, and ordered Entercom Sacramento LLC, a subsidiary of Philadelphia-based Entercom Communications Corp., to pay $16.5 million dollars to her family as a result of the actions of the radio station's employees.

http://www.engadget.com/2009/10/30/f...-hold-your-wi/
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Old 10-31-09, 09:03 AM   #2
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I remember when this story came on the air. That was horrible, I am glad her family is getting some money for her stupid mistake...
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Old 10-31-09, 02:50 PM   #3
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That's why you have lawyers look over your contests for possible liability issues. Also you have contestants sign a waver.

But these people are really stupid. Water intoxication is well known. Don't they ever read?

Also if it's known that holding you urine can damage your blader. Anyone with a preexisting blader condition could have participated in that contest and then blamed them.
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Dumb on all sorts of levels.
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Anyone stupid enough to attempt this contest deserves no money imo.
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Default Re: Family awarded $16.5 million for wrongful death in 'Hold Your Wee for a Wii' cont

Tygerwoody needs to be shown this thread.
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This woman tortured herself. Of course she put herself in danger and is a dumb ass.
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Actually, there is no such thing as water intoxication guyz. Also obviously the woman deserved to die, lulz.
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Old 11-02-09, 03:37 PM   #9
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When your kidneys start floating to the top they dont work so well I think?
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Well hopefully the family spends the $16.5 million on a smarter replacement.
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Water intoxication is not widely known for some bizzare reason. Stupidity is to be pitied, she did not deserve to die.
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