Funny decision of the court, when it seems that Themis was joking
It is no secret that the sword of justice - a double-edged tool. In very rare cases, criminals use it to demand a compensation for the damage received during the failed crime. Of course, it is not always successful, but it seems that legal literacy development, such cases will soon be more frequent. It is significant that even in the Russian legal practice are emerging similar precedents.
Case Kara Walton - teeth for a cup of coffee
Most of these cases - it is "hands" of American law. And across the ocean, this practice has been known for several decades. For example, in 1997, Delaware state court ruled in favor of Kara Walton and ordered the nightclub owner in Claymont to pay a girl of 12 thousand. Dollars. In addition, it was assumed compensation for the services of a dentist.
This young lady drank a cup of coffee at the club and decided not to pay the bartender, to escape through the window of the women's restroom. However, physical training summed fugitive. During these exercises, she broke her heels and fell on the iron fence of the lawn, having lost two front teeth. The court agreed that the proprietor did not think about the guests, hastily leaving the club through the back window. As a result, saving 3, 5 dollar coffee, woman also earned decent amount.
Klaus Schmidt - deaf burglar
This incident occurred in 1995 in Germany. A man named Klaus Schmidt tried to rob a branch of one of the Berlin banks. Threatening with a pistol, unlucky offender demanded money. Polite in any situation the employee asked if he needed a bag. In response, the robber said irrelevantly: "You're damn right, it's a real gun!". After that, the cashier realized that before him a deaf person and not afraid to press the alarm.
After five minutes, the police broke into the building and arrested the robber. After Schmidt was convicted of attempted robbery, he sued the employee of the bank, which, according to the criminal, benefited from his physical disability. However, in this case, the court did not protect the interests of hard of hearing robber.
A pensioner slandered robber
It turns out that legal literacy of our criminals have also increased in recent years. So, on the Kamchatka Peninsula in 2017. offender filed a lawsuit against his victim after a failed assassination attempt. 40-year-old convict, who served 12 years for robbery and rape, just a month after being released again went on the offense. He wormed his way into the confidence of 63-year-old woman during a trip by car started to choke her. Surprisingly, the old lady was able to actively stand up for themselves, besides the car noticed other drivers, so that the crime, fortunately, failed and recidivist detained.
In court pensioner insisted that she tried to kill him. The offender told only of trying to steal her purse. As a result, the court found him guilty under milder article (robbery) and sent to 10 years in special-regime colony. However offended unjust slander robber filed a lawsuit back on his recent victim. He tried to accuse a woman of perjury and demanded compensation for moral damages - 25 thousand rubles. The City Court of Petropavlovsk-Kamchatsky received the lawsuit, but did not consider it because the plaintiff did not appear in court and did not submit an application for examination of the case in his absence.
Terrence Dickson - master garage survival of
This completely anecdotal case occurred in England in 1998. Young people in Bristol decided to rob a private house. He was aware that the owners had gone on vacation, so that it was going to be easy. Indeed, the thief managed to get into the house and dial values. He decided to go through the garage, and then the tide has turned from a mugger. The door leading into the house, automatically shut behind him, but first the thief did not pay attention to it. But when it turned out that the lifting mechanism of the gate is broken, Mr. Dixon realized that he had fallen into a trap.
The thief sat in the garage of 19 days, until the owners have not returned from vacation. He managed to survive only thanks to a pack of dog food and a few bottles of soda, which, fortunately, he was able to find. Poor guy lost weight and, according to him, was ill "garage claustrophobic." All this gave him the right to demand compensation for moral damages from the inhospitable hosts, who did not care about his comfort. Oddly, but in this case the court found the broken gates and automatic locking elements "protivodomushnoy system", saw this as an evil intent and the owner decided to pay the money to the victim thief.
Otto Neuman - the award has found a "hero" after 20 years,
In judicial practice, the cases can be found just incredible. In 1993, the Austrian Otto Newman robbed the bank in which he served. He, along with accomplices managed to take away from "Erste Bank" almost 240 thousand. Dollars, gold bars and coins. The perpetrators were quickly caught and brought to justice. However, because of the loot they found only 80 thousand dollars and gold, but the bank's management did not disappoint - at the time the insurance company managed to compensate for all the losses, and the amount found left lying in the safe of the Ministry of Justice.
Almost 20 years later, in 2012, a lawyer Otto Newman told that the money remained unclaimed for so many years, it was decided to give his client. It turned out that they do not claim neither bank nor the insurers, managed to make a profit on the rise rate of gold (it withdrew the stolen coins and bars as compensation), so that no one needs 80 thousand dollars went to the failed thief. Mr Newman, received a message about this strange decision of the court, of course surprised, delighted, and hastened to take their money.