di to the defense

By Diogenes ( articles ) | Mar 14, 2007

Yes, it's a sad incident recounted below. But in this case, the head man is innocent:

(CBS) LOS ANGELES. A woman severely burned when her skirt caught fire while she was praying near a statue of a Catholic saint can seek punitive damages against the Archdiocese of Los Angeles, a judge ruled Wednesday.

Josefina Martin, then 56, suffered third-degree burns to her ankles, legs, back, arms and hands during the Oct. 16, 2005, incident in a courtyard of Mary Immaculate Catholic Church in Pacoima, according to her lawsuit.

In January 2006, Martin and her husband, Salvador Martin, sued the archdiocese, the Roman Catholic Archbishop of Los Angeles, Mary Immaculate Church and the manufacturer of the skirt she wore, alleging negligence and premises liability.

Your honor, members of the jury, learned counsel: I think I may say, without fear of contradiction, that the Roman Catholic Archbishop of Los Angeles had nothing to do with the candles. Or the saint.

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  • Posted by: DrJazz - May. 07, 2010 1:57 PM ET USA

    Well, I'm sure he agrees with B16 that breathing, eating and sleeping are good things -- at least between age 3 or so and when one becomes medically burdensome!