Skip to comments.Frivolous Lawsuits Shut Down Largest Gas Can Co. as Sandy Spurs Demand
Posted on 11/20/2012 8:33:11 PM PST by chessplayer
The nations largest gas can manufacturer has closed its doors due to frivolous lawsuits at a time when Hurricane Sandy victims urgently need the containers.
The company's closure has resulted in a shortage of gas cans for purchase or use in the disaster areas of the northeast, and in the US as a whole.
The company, Blitz U.S.A., is a 50-year-old American business that has closed its doors and laid off all 117 employees. Blitz U.S.A. provided 75% of all gas canisters to the US, a feat which industry insiders say is only possible when a company does everything right.
A swarm of lawsuits hit the company since last March, mostly due to injuries from individuals pouring gas directly onto a lit fire. All but two were thrown out of court for frivolity. Unfortunately, the successful outcomes for the company in the courts did not stop insurance rates from increasing to fiscally unbearable rates.
The companys closure and the resulting lack of gas canisters could not come at a worse time for victims of Hurricane Sandy in the American Northeast.
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This country is going insane
Anyone who lifts a finger to get something done will be attacked and vilifie by the welfarists
Blitz USA Shrugged.
Between frivolous lawsuits, Obama, atheist and unions ... we are doomed. (Grabbed from the latest headlines.)
Glad G-d us still in control.
Gotta punish everybody who thinks they can invest, build, sell or buy....
that’ll help the economy.
Now ain’t that just ducky! Now, people will have to carry gasoline around in plastic water bottles, with the resulting fire and poisoning hazards as well as an increase in air pollution.
Maker of about 75% of US gasoline cans has just stopped production. Has huge impact on the northeast.
Blitz USA bump.
It takes real cojones and guts to shut down a company. Good for them. Starve the beast.
Don’t worry. The plastic water bottle people will get the same treatment. That’ll be the end of those too.
And gallon milk jugs..
stock pile gas cans while you can.
Yes saw that earlier and posted a ping on it here:
The chances of meaningful tort reform with Obama in the White Hut? Less than the chance of winning a frivolous lawsuit.
Gasoline and booze seems to turn a lot of people into idiots. In this case pouring gas on an open fire? Insane.
Yep. All one has to do is STOP helping them and wait for the real fun to start.
I do NOTHING to help the Obamanuts. Not in my personal life, not in my professional life.
In my personal life it's easy: I just refuse to have anything to do with them. I don't talk to them, I don't acknowledge their existence, nothing.
At work, I may have to interact with them, but I make them jump through every bureaucratic hoop, dot every i, cross every t before I help them with anything. I make it as miseralbe as possible for them, then I make them feel as useless (as they are) as possible until I'm done with them.
Screw 'em all I say.
We had a steam cleaning machine manufacturer close down years ago because certain people were so dumb they could not read the sign on the tank that said...WARNING! KEROSENE ONLY!
They put gasoline in the tank and burned themselves, sued and the company closed up.
And the left will blame Blitz USA for shutting down when people need gas cans.
Thanks for the link!
Easy method to cut down frivolous suits by 90%....
The plaintiff should be required to pay defendants legal costs if the defendant wins in court.
I believe UK and other countries follow this rule.
They made the best Gas Containers until the Federal Government mandated those so called no spill things. Now you can’t get the gas to go where you want it to go while trying to get the nozzle to open up. Gas gets spilled all over, and takes 10 minutes to empty one container because they have no vent. On top of that the plastic nozzles crack break and fall apart leaving a container that you can’t possibly poor anything thing out of without half of it going all over.
Oh and the price for such luxury was a tripling in the price of the Gas container.
If you have any old ones then hang onto them. They are worth their weight in Gold.