Liability questioned after elevator prank scares passengers
Legal panel weighs in on the case
- Duration 6:25
- Date Nov 28, 2012
Legal panel weighs in on the case
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Is gore is back in session on the docket today and elevator praying commit to make folks laugh.
But is it legal.
A Brazilian TV practical joke show airing a clip of unsuspecting people seen stepping inside an elevator.
And getting more than a lift.
But I thought up with.
I'm lawyers -- here can we're all laughing.
Are you think.
Both apple and some top lawyers are not laughing and they are already arguing that this is not lawful and that the show could get sued for this behavior.
Joining me now aren't the right -- who's a former prosecutor now defense attorney John this billboard has the same pedigree they.
-- -- -- out -- way and I'm not laughing.
Hit me this is -- all I think I that's I mean I know what it's any it's -- mean.
OK but you know that you could we get -- segment about someone crazy glue in the toilet bowl seat at the stocks on the -- -- -- -- -- -- cut -- -- -- -- -- Axiomatic.
And so that in this know they admitted they did not listen.
I'm could have had a heart attack at close enough for me.
Had a good run it out like that for a problem right -- a little girl what I was very scared.
What was really happening is you get in the elevator at the lights would go out and then that little girl would come out through the trap door and the -- would come on.
You look at and -- -- streaming you don't have that you know I don't know I.
I think your main draws the line of reasonable what's what is any argument -- -- to -- -- -- -- what what would be the claim.
They all intentional infliction of extreme emotional level disturbance on.
-- mature a patient you're trying to freak people out I mean that's what you're doing it's it's clearly intentional write these is -- a mistake.
And what are you trying to do you're trying to.
Get them very very upset suppressed.
What is the different -- this you know at one end to end illegal maddeningly hiding around the corner when my husband's -- and I.
And isn't it -- of the agreement that these these this and then there's the whoopee cushion is a matter of degree.
But waiving your right -- -- this was really just a joke and I you know I would have suffered a head injury from hitting the feeling but the point is nobody -- aren't that nobody felt that and -- -- -- No limit our filly she and it particularly -- to -- this.
This -- seems genuinely scared yet she had a couple of them were crying but the point is.
There are not damage if you don't -- you can't have a lot to do what about.
You know just felt the risk I mean -- we -- the -- at the end.
I love that might like it might be -- -- we did that this is like my children you know I mean if they don't think it.
You that you you -- there any -- -- different that you write they can't pay you your -- on.
But you know the magazine -- -- as you know.
The guy who ran down the hall mentioned she did.
I mean what is there hadn't been some sort of -- attack or what can they even now argue are there that they have suffered trauma.
Even if there was no heart attack as a result of this of course the -- of course we didn't giving could make that argument it's.
They would need to show some significant treatment by psychologists is like I had come on the -- but let's face it.
If somebody got sick if they didn't know that -- was taking nitroglycerin for bad art and they did -- Arctic this segment would -- when that bank I would laughing about re very.
Any differently here's the other thing when I watch it one of the things in the -- my head was.
What is what -- these guys hits this can't thank you supposed to -- like a scary ghost who then is screaming in their semi.
Not because they wanna hit -- China but because -- -- -- like you're you're afraid and it's up fighter flight and you can't have flight because you're not locked box -- job yet that -- one thing I would agree with -- there with a mean she's lucky she didn't get staked an apartment wooden cross -- -- club because that's the good little actress my goodness she really was and why is that.
-- to -- that was the biggest risk that this child could have been put in danger but it don't look what they can't write an elevator again for the rest their -- -- -- dead did you -- not compatible it's not like going to an amusement Europe -- -- -- park Arthur like Honda has because there's no assumption of the risk but he's been involved.
Just gonna say there's no nobody signed anything or nobody knows anything and come up there's an article on another level this YouTube video has been seen by six million apple.
They're using action and then using it like this it's six million people did -- try to release okay you -- watch me freaked out like a lunatic couple.
But -- six million people all over the place.
That you know this someway somebody's making money off of this when that six million beaten us one point six million and the incumbent network -- -- -- I just look not.
-- usually -- -- -- a lot so you know -- -- it's just not a good idea.
No you're right in the produces around it now now the correct -- -- -- -- know -- -- irony isn't -- Well be right up there and -- little right now.
That would be humiliation that they now face when the when the video goes -- dad dad I might be able to get some sort of relief -- that but it isn't a show and chances are they did get a release from these people act like condom down gave my shot with you hear some opening god knows I'm gonna think that is a valid when it you know you that the -- man running out of all -- -- yeah -- and they were paved.
Salad so that that would take the wind out of their sales certainly I don't know you know I've always sensitive viewers that I have the humor of a nine year old boy with a sense of humor and so this does appeal to me but I'm taking your thoughts on aren't there and Donna thank you thank you let us know -- -- -- -- -- --