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Old 03-01-2007, 10:48 AM
Alan Bates Alan Bates is offline
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Just whom would the defendant be? Or the plaintiff, for that matter? The boiler manufacturer bid in good faith and described his product in accordance with the contract documents. The persons on the operating board who made the decision to use inadequate boilers, even when they were advised not to do so, are all dead. Should the boat sue its own board?
Placed in terms of other governmental waste and inefficiency, this is not even a pin-prick. There was no fraud - no one (excepting the blameless boiler manufacturer) made any money from it. A lawsuit, even then, would have enriched a few attorneys and profited no one else. A legal action would be about as helpful as beating a mule to death because it would not drink!
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