Poor ole Oprah gets slapped with two lawsuits in the same week. One was filed by an audience member of the Oprah Winfrey Show who suffered an injury when the excited audience members stampeded into the auditorium to get their choice seats during a taping. The second was filed by a Boston mother who claims that she fed Harpo Studios the idea of Oprah’s new television show, Oprah’s Big Give, and has yet to get credit or compensation.
The first suit by the audience member was filed in Chicago’s Cook’s County Circuit Court (I dare you to say that 5x fast) by Orit Greenberg who is seeking at least $50,000 in medical fees and other damages because she says she has suffered “severe and permanent injuries.” Waaaaaaaaa! The suit blames Harpo for the incident, saying the company failed to exercise adequate crowd control measures and was careless to allow energetic women to battle it out out for the perfect seats. For the first case, a Harpo rep told E! News on Friday that the company does not comment on pending litigation. However, under New York Law a New York Injury Lawyer thinks there would be great merit to the claim if there was a serious injury. But for the second, a Harpo rep went on to say that Winfrey’s team was “confident that the Court of Appeals will agree that Tracy has no claim.
If you or a family member sustains a personal injury and you think there was negligence involved, you may have a cause for action. You should consult an experienced N.Y. Personal Injury Lawyer and get a professional opinion as to whether or not you have a case which can be pursued. Not doing so could cost you.
“Everyone’s a hater. I can handle Oprah in small doses, and I think she secretly regrets the Dr. Phil Frankenstein monster she created, she is doing good in the world and that is commendable. I invented 500 tv programs, I still am waiting for my royaly checks.
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