Law Forum : Neil deGrasse Tyson Faces $5 Million Negligence Lawsuit

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  1. UBNaturally

    UBNaturally Well-Known Member MEMBER

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    Neil deGrasse Tyson Faces $5 Million Negligence Lawsuit In NYC Crash: 'I Kind Of Zoned Out,' 'Cosmos' Host Says
    By Howard [email protected]
    on April 04 2014 3:06 PM

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    “Cosmos” host Neil deGrasse Tyson is being sued for $5 million by a New York man who claims the astrophysicist was negligent when his Audi collided with the Mercedes he was driving near John F. Kennedy International Airport.

    The accident occurred in April 2012, when Tyson, who was driving an Audi with “UNIVRSE” plates, collided with a Dodge being driven by a Connecticut woman and then hit a Mercedes driven by Krzysztof Bugajski, according to court papers filed by 47-year-old Bugajski and obtained by the Smoking Gun.

    The Smoking Gun headline reads:
    Motorist Suing Astrophysicist Over Big Bang

    The civil trial is scheduled to start next week in New York Supreme Court, but the Smoking Gun said the case is likely to be postponed.

    In a deposition taken shortly after the accident, Tyson, the host of “Cosmos: A Spacetime Odyssey” and director of the Hayden Planetarium, said he wasn’t paying attention in the moments before the collisions.

    “At the time I made contact with the Dodge, I kind of zoned [out] and lost attention and so -- at that point I made contact with the Dodge, I have to conclude, I didn’t see it, in other words, I would not have drifted into it,” Tyson said.

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    Kemetstry going above and beyond PREMIUM MEMBER

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    This wont fly. I can see it if he left the scene. This is nothing more than frivolous






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    Sami_RaMaati Well-Known Member MEMBER

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    So this idiot Bugajski is claiming that he suffered damages in the amount of $5 million? LOL! Now THAT'S entertainment.
     
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