Chinese Man Sues Wife for Giving Birth to ‘Incredibly Ugly’ Child, Wins $120,000

 

A Chinese wife has been sued by her husband for giving birth to what he calls an ‘incredibly ugly’ child.

Jian Feng from northern China filed a suit against his wife and was awarded $120,000  in a court settlement.

Jian argued that his wife tricked him into the marriage by undergoing plastic surgery to make her beautiful. He said he realised this only when she gave birth to their daughter.

“I married my wife out of love, but as soon as we had our first daughter, we began having marital issues. Our daughter was incredibly ugly, to the point where it horrified me,” Jian said.

The truth of the matter surfaced only when Jian went on to accuse his wife of cheating, as the child looked like neither of its parents.

At that point, the wife admitted to having undergone cosmetic surgery worth $100,000 which had modified her appearance considerably. Jian was not aware of the surgery before their marriage, his wife conceded.

Jian was also granted a divorce, saying the woman married him under false pretences.

http://www.ibtimes.co.uk/articles/398913/20121027/chinese-man-divorce-sues-wife-ugly-child.htm

Neglected, rotting trees in New York City are killing people

 

Alexis Handwerker had been sitting on a bench beneath a towering elm in Stuyvesant Square Park in Manhattan — now she was pinned to the ground, bleeding, disoriented and smothered by leaves. One arm was rammed back unnaturally, broken. Panicked parkgoers struggled to free her from a huge tree limb that had plummeted 30 feet.

“I don’t want to die,” she screamed. “I don’t want to die.”

Ms. Handwerker, a 29-year-old social worker, survived the July 2007 accident with grievous injuries, and sued. Her lawyers pieced together evidence that untrained parks workers had missed signs that the elm was rotting — even though the 80-foot tree, one of the biggest in New York City, had sent limbs crashing down before. The city settled in February, paying $4 million.

Ms. Handwerker’s suit is just one of at least 10 stemming from deaths or injuries caused by falling limbs and branches in New York City that were quietly resolved over the last 10 years, or are now winding their way through the courts. The city has paid millions of dollars in damage claims, with far more expected. It all comes at a time of steep cutbacks in the amount of money the city dedicates to tree care and safety.

 

Read more here:  http://www.nytimes.com/2012/05/14/nyregion/in-new-york-neglected-trees-prove-deadly.html?_r=1

 

Thanks to Dr. Nakamura for bringing this to the attention of the It’s Interesting community.