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Chicago, IL – Two years ago we reported on the death of Megan Duskey. She was the 23-year-old special education teacher who tried sliding down a stair’s banister during a Halloween party and plunged four stories to her death.

Now it is being reported that her family is suing the hotel.

James and Deborah Duskey have filed a lawsuit against Hilton Worldwide, the Palmer House Hilton, Surreal Chicago and Adrenaline Y2K, claiming their combined negligence was the cause of their daughter’s death.

They allege the named parties allowed party-goers to drink unlimited amounts of alcohol and failed to provide proper security to protect the drunks…from themselves?

Duskey was one of around 2,000 people who attended the Haunted Hotel Ball at Chicago’s Palmer House Hilton in 2010. She had arrived dressed as Silk Spectre from The Watchman comics (rawr) and had only been there for around 30 minutes when she attempted to slide down a banister on the hotel’s mezzanine level.

Unfortunately, she lost her balance and fell four stories to the basement level. By time police arrived, she was already dead from head trauma. Police investigated and determined there had been no foul play, adding that alcohol may have been a factor in Duskey’s death.

In an unrelated note, although I am sure will be brought up in the lawsuit, that party had to be shut down after four lightweights drank so much they had to be taken away from the party in ambulances.

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  • EveryVillainIsLemons

    She was a grown woman who chose to get drunk and chose to try to slide down a banister. Her choice. There are consequences to getting stupid drunk and doing stupid shit. Sure, it’s a damn shame she died, but it was HER choices that led to HER death.

  • Sam

    So, to sum up – putting on a fancy costume does not mean you automatically have superpowers? Huh. Noted.

  • Pyncky

    Darwin Awards Winner.

  • Sam

    ‘Kay… i’ve had some epic drinking sessions, but getting to the ‘i can fly!’ stage within 30 minutes? Not going to happen. So are they sueing the party organisers for not realising how drunk she would already be before the party began or something? And they’re sueing the hotel for installing such a tempting looking banister rail? *eyeroll*

  • JGo555

    I understand they are in pain and it has been hard. But she did that to herself. I hope they win enough money to over what they lost in the funeral. That’s it. And I don’t think they should win.

  • The_Yeti_Knows

    Drunken fucked up Superpowers rule kids ……..Whenever I go out as astroglide man I usually shave a few strokes off my game

  • CT

    Money money money money, MONEY, sing it with me, money!

  • derae

    I was gonna write the same thing!!

  • “Two years ago we reported on the death of Megan Duskey. She was the 23-year-old special education who tried sliding down a stair’s banister during a Halloween party and plunged four stories to her death.”

    This sentence confuses me. Is it supposed to be special education ‘teacher’ or do I just not understand the joke, which is possible.

  • Jeez how drunk can you get in 30 minutes?

  • EveryVillainIsLemons

    I was disappointed to learn that, too.

  • EveryVillainIsLemons

    Chug Everclear, maybe?

  • LuvsHorror

    When are people going to accept responsibility for their own dumb actions?

  • CT

    I’m not sure if it is a joke but your sentence made me laugh. Does that count?

  • drunk before she got there im sure

  • it says teacher behind it

  • CT

    I’m fairly certain he corrected it after Angel’s Mom posted.

  • AliceinChainsman =]

    hear hear

  • AliceinChainsman =]

    never know when Bannisters kill… gotta ban those now..and parking garages

  • curiousalways

    I been really depressed and messed up since I’ve started reading this site. SUING MORBID!!! It’s totally his fault I keep coming back to this day after day…..

  • We have become such a sue happy country it’s not even funny. Nobody wants to accept responsibility for their actions (or the actions of their loved ones) anymore. Always looking for a scapegoat.

  • LeaveMeBe

    Suing because your drunken adult daughter made an irreversible stupid mistake = showing where she inherited the stupidity from.

  • He did.

  • If you saw the look of confusion on my face after I kept re-reading it slower and s l o w e r thinking I wasn’t comprehending, you might of fallen out of your chair laughing.

  • Mikey Does

    She was a close friend:

    One thing I read that made me want to slap my forehead.

    Luvshorror”When are people going to accept responsibility for their own dumb actions?”

    Do you not understand that Megan is no longer alive, therefore has more than accepted responsibility.

    “We have become such a sue happy country it’s not even funny. Nobody wants to accept responsibility for their actions (or the actions of their loved ones) anymore. Always looking for a scapegoat.”

    I want to make sure this is very, very clear. Suing is american and it is a GOOD thing. If they sue then it is more than clear there is a reason for it– in fact if the judgement is found in their favor then it is clear that the business was in the wrong. If they lose, they have to pay court fees and move on. When the average person sues that means that there is something wrong and more than likely there was negligence several times over. The biggest example would be the girl that spilled coffee on her lap and sued McDonalds– Read/study this case in depth (the coffee was too hot) and you will have a new outlook on how suing works, and also understand that there is plenty of stuff the media doesn’t know. In no way did the woman like the idea of suing, but it had to be done in order to pay for her medical expenses. I can go on and on about tort, but it is people like you who are giving people less power and the gov’t big business what they want, more money and more shortcuts. Period.

    So, to sum up – putting on a fancy costume does not mean you automatically have superpowers? Huh. Noted.

    –Who died that you knew I’d love to make a joke about them. She slid down plenty of rails before without a superhero costume and so have you and I.

    Well she seems to know it all– Sam
    ‘Kay… i’ve had some epic drinking s:essions, but getting to the ‘i can fly!’ stage within 30 minutes? Not going to happen. So are they sueing the party organisers for not realising how drunk she would already be before the party began or something? And they’re sueing the hotel for installing such a tempting looking banister rail? *eyeroll*

    — Oh you were with her and knew how much she drank? You may want to do more research and find out what exactly was at play. She was going for a cigarette. People fall and die more than guns, and a lot of times it is the business’s fault. Whether the rail was too short, or they neglected to buy enough security to monitor every room(both of which sound like a reasonable request). I can not even begin to act like I know what they are suing for. But more security, and higher rails can save lives. You also forget how many milions they throw around and how most of it does not go into safety, just profit. I’m not saying I’m right, just saying you are an asshole and have little to no idea what you are talking about. Period.

    What you don’t get is businesses care about profit and profit only that they neglect certain aspects and put people in immediate danger. 500k is nothing and it is a slap on the wrist. 500k seems like a lot, but it isn’t and they will only have to pay the 500k IF they deserve it. It isn’t in their bank account. Also keep in mind them suing only makes parties like that a much safer place to be. If they lose the settlement, they lose 500k which is only a slap on the wrist to them.. And guess what.. I know it is hard to believe, but instead of making fat profits the company is going to have to hire more security guards making parties that you and you kids go to will be safer, and guess what the company will STILL make fat profits… Hence why suing is a good thing.

    Money money money money, MONEY, sing it with me, money!

    — 10 times out of 10 I bet you will say they’d give all their money to have their daughter back.

    Darwin Awards Winner

    — You would not be saying if you knew her. She had one lapse in judgement and it cost her and us dearly. We have all slid down rails before, and since then I have seen several times where people do it. You don’t need 4 stories to kill yourself, you just need to fall.

    I don’t know I can kinda go on forever.

    She was a great, beautiful girl. The way the people who created these posts did nothing but make her look like a dumb, greedy, blonde which shame on you guys. At least find out the whole story and don’t make a girl into a joke. What she did was not smart, but don’t you think it was harder us to get over the fact?

    She had a great job that she loved and cared deeply about her (mentally handicapped)kids in her class. I remember her telling me a couple of stories about “her kids” and I remember how saddened they were to find out Ms Duskey will never be back.

  • TheGuest420

    i am just gonna put this girl in the same category as drunken planking . . sorry darwin wins this one.

  • I’m sorry, but no, I have never slid down a railing, although I have earned a JD. I’m sorry that you have suffered the loss of your friend, but I strongly disagree that the hotel owes the family damages. Your belief that businesses can endure any level of liability and still enjoy “fat profits” is ludicrous. I’d suggest reading “Liability” by Peter Huber, and maybe talking to a business owner who actually has to pay for liability insurance. I suspect you’d find it a real eye opener.

  • newstarshipsmell

    I’d add my two cents, but I’m dumbstruck by the gravity of this tragedy.

  • Sam

    Floored, even? 😉

  • newstarshipsmell


  • melb1970

    How can anybody be held responsible for the misuse of a stair railing other than the person who misused it? An adult should have better sense and obviously most do we’re not splattered four stories below. A special ed teacher eh… seems more likely behavior from a student.

  • Sam

    While i’m sorry for your loss, your idea that a TWENTY THREE year old should need babysitting at all times is ludicrous. It was HER decision to slide down rails that were FOUR FLOORS UP. I’m just assuming that she must have been drunk because i can’t fathom how someone with a gumption of common sense would do such a thing sober. Did she deserve it – no; was it tragic – yes; could it have been avoided – definately yes, BY HERSELF.

  • You suck…I laughed.

  • Wolf_of_Mars

    Spoken like a lawyer for the grieving, but greedy, family. Your justification arguments hold no water, nor, do they make any sense to anyone except another lawyer. Were you trying to make us feel badly about ourselves, or just practicing an opening statement for court? In either case, you’ve miserably failed. Nobody even so much as intimated that SHE was greedy (she’s dead as a result of drunken stupidity.) Her family, however, is looking to salve their denial with a ill-conceived, Mammon-fueled lawsuit against people & companies that shouldn’t have to be expected to be babysitters for supposed adults.

  • Divine

    I guess the world needs to surround everything with butterfly nets and bubble wrap. Then we’ll only have Yeti’s reach-arounds to worry about.

  • Divine

    You still using tuna-flavored Astroglide? Good stuff.

  • bored_stiff

    I smell natural selection at work.

  • bored_stiff

    Anybody want to buy a used Superman costume?

  • bored_stiff

    “When Bannisters Kill” is a new series on the Oprah network.

  • The_Yeti_Knows

    Until I hope to be reminded of our long nights at sea together, then its alpo and salmon baby, followed up with August litterbox

  • FrikkenFrak

    Are you fucking kidding me? They are suing for what? Her fucking stupidity? The hotel should be suing the family! I’m sure it cost them customers from the bad press and I’m sure they had to pay for cleanup.


    Goddamn greedy ass mother fuckers out there and slimy ass attorneys who take their cases…..

  • The_Yeti_Knows

    In your case we’d need to warn you of the real dangers of do it yourself genital wart removal….. the butane torch method really should stay with The Iraqi Republican guard.

  • FrikkenFrak

    No, it doesn’t. But drinking, putting on a clown suit, going boom down the stairs could POSSIBLY make your family rich.

  • Divine

    Peed in only once……

  • The_Yeti_Knows

    Reach around be damned, The wifes sister and I perfected the sloppy dragon this summer, its what set them Arabs off.

  • bored_stiff

    Actually, I’ve been with your wife’s sister so many times I’ve mastered the torch removal method.

  • The_Yeti_Knows

    Stiffy if natural selection was real, your people would still be knuckle swimming the steaming Bayou Backward Banjo Bogwaters.

  • Divine

    Give me a second to check urban dictionary. Then I’ll know how to respond….

  • bored_stiff

    That was due to the shock when I saw Yeti’s family reunion pictures.

  • The_Yeti_Knows

    That’s the way I like em, saves hours of fluffing their feathers

  • bored_stiff

    Man, how I love Louisiana.

  • Divine

    Sorry. I thought that was what she was wearing when she tried to fly. No disrespect!!

  • bored_stiff

    It’s all good.

  • Divine


  • The_Yeti_Knows

    No where else (save the ‘peg ) can you wander aimless, man boob at the ready and willing to grab ankle for a cold half tray of undercooked crosseyed crawdaddys.

  • bored_stiff

    You’ve been looking at the tourist brochures again, haven’t you.

  • Well said!

  • bored_stiff

    Odd, your wife told me you called your little yeti “sloppy dragon” right before you tried it with her.

  • newstarshipsmell


  • newstarshipsmell

    Nah, then stupid morbidly obese assholes would lean against them until they break, fall and injure themselves, and sue the property owner for hundreds of thousands of dollars for neglecting to place warning signs that said nets and wraps can’t sustain the weight of a 500+ lb. whale. Like my friend’s useless father did at Great America with a temporary snow fence. And then they’d spend all their ill-earned gains within a years’ time on useless shit like endless kegs and a house-fillingly massive collection of VHS tapes doomed to obsolescence by decade’s end.

  • Anna Langham

    Is that the same as a jelly donut?

  • Anna Langham

    I am sorry for your loss. However, unless she was under duress (i.e. a gun to her head), forced to drink, and slide down that banister, then the fault lies entirely with her.

  • bored_stiff

    pretty much.

  • Actually, I corrected it after Lizard pointed it out to me on Facebook. While laughing at me. If you ever spot mistakes, it’s easier (and faster) to hit me up on Facebook and let me know –

  • You’re referencing of Hot Coffee in relation to this case is ludicrous. In every example that movie details, the companies sued were negligent (yes, including McDonald’s and the hot coffee incident). No one named in this lawsuit was responsible for Duskey’s death, nor did they contribute to it via negligence.

    By your logic, a family of a skateboarder who died after falling off a stair’s railing he was grinding should be able to rightfully sue because a security guard wasn’t there to stop them or because the rails were grindable in the first place.

    Businesses should not be held accountable for someone’s “lapse in judgement” that caused them to use something in a manner it was not intended and in a way that someone equipped with basic common knew could cause injury or death. I would count sliding down a banister four stories up as one of those types of situations.

    I hate that Huskey died in the manner she did. She seemed like one of the good ones. But if I were on the jury and their reasons for suing are the ones being reported, I wouldn’t award her parents a dime.

  • ShelbySP

    Sounds like a lame party, with all the dying and going to the hospital and whatnot. However, I am always in favor of Hilton getting sued because I used to work for them and they still owe me money -_-

  • It’s the society we live in now. It’s always someone else’s fault.

  • Divine

    You do know how to treat a LADY, I gotta hand it to you…..

  • Divine

    But then they just lie there, not moving or complaining……. I see your point.

  • The_Yeti_Knows

    Except for in your case sugar… Ain’t seen a chick so willing to cover herself in cheez Whiz since the great celery drought of ’92.

  • The_Yeti_Knows

    Didn’t the Mardi Gras social committee name a genital boil after you three years running?

  • The_Yeti_Knows

    The two of you aren’t kidding anyone, where else on earth can two complete slobbering strangers dedicate such quality time describing golden ……………..glittering pee pees ?… I mean other than fully 2/3rds of your day down at the macs milk.

  • The_Yeti_Knows

    Maybe after we get you freshened up and off the mechanical bull we’ll get you on down for that dreamin demon variable valve timing pork belly turbo slide.

  • The_Yeti_Knows

    No different than these freaking ding dongs that sue firearms manufacturers or tobacco companies or breweries of distilleries… It’s the fat American way…. not my fault.. the devil made us do it, stupid devil.. all tempting like..And who’s this Sue chick everyone’s always talking about ?

  • bored_stiff

    Come on now, everybody knows “Genital Boil” is the name of your jazz band that opens Fat Tuesday every year.

  • The_Yeti_Knows

    You must have missed Divine’s online resume where she referred to flame broil treating hers as her number ONE good time priority short term goal…… there’s where the credit is due.

  • Will do.

  • CT

    And as we have learned here too, elevators. Oh and those fucking clowns too, please. That ones iis personal.

  • AliceinChainsman =]


  • i dont think they should win either, she was a grown up who chose to get drunk and she did something stupid.

  • wow dude im sorry your friend died, but why should the hotel pay her family? im sure everyone is sad and hurting and they want to blame someone. but the person to blame did it to herself. she was an adult and knew what she was doing. and no i have never slid down a bannister.

  • bored_stiff

    Easy now Yeti, jealousy doesn’t become you. Not to mention the fact that my hound dog and pet pig are having a real hankering for yeti flesh and I’m tempted to let them go hunting in your trailer park.

  • Fuck her. I would.

  • For me the dafaq of the story is this chick taught kids…..but was dumb enough to do something like this while plowed….Tragic she died, but ultimately it was her dumassery that caused it.

  • pikeman

    When she’s dead!? You’re fucked up!

  • Glutton for punishment much? *chuckle*

  • tinalib13

    Don’t be lazy Yeti. Everyone knows fluffing is frickin’ awesome!

  • Mikey Does

    Let me put it this way. You are forming an opinion and it is right. However you are not grasping the case as a whole. It is no longer about her death. This case is about YOUR safety. This case can directly affect you. The next time they throw a party with 2000 drunk idiots, maybe they will have a security guard standing at every staircase. Saying please “no sliding down the rail.” So she would have never had a chance to slide down that rail, or get pushed down the stairs, or whatever happens to the next victim. Which it will.

    You also, like me do NOT know the full details of this case.I’m not even sure how much money they lost paying the bills and everything else.

  • Mikey Does

    I don’t think you know what my logic is, because I have not been close to clear on it. I am saying that she is being painted the exact same way as the coffee girl(she still is the punchline to many jokes). That is the only reference I was making, and it is sick the way people are slamming her when they truly don’t know her or the exact details. I have no stance on whether they deserve the money or not. That is not for me to debate, but suing is American and it is a GOOD thing. If people get sued there is usually a good reason behind it, since in fact you have to go to trial. I am pretty sure everything is not out on the table and there very well may be more to this case. So instead of shunning them, dig a little deeper and realize there may be something you aren’t seeing, or haven’t seen yet.

    Honestly Morbid what I’ve learned from the case I’ve learned from your post here and apparently we don’t know anything. This was one of the better ones, so thank you for that…I do know the gruesome details of exactly what happened at 10:30, because her cousin who confirmed her dead explained everything to me that very morning after no sleep.
    I am not even going to begin to say that I think it is right or wrong that they are suing and neither should you guys.. I am pretty sure that that is the point I have been trying to convey. And its not just because she was my friend, we should have this type of thinking with every case.. If they are suing there is obviously something there and if there is nothing there, well looks like they lost the case, and we could move on.
    If you were in the jury you would be listening to all the evidence and make an informed decision when everything is laid out there. “You wouldn’t give them a dime.” Is not only premature it is also why you aren’t going to be a juror.

  • Mikey Does

    Oh you were with her and knew how much she drank, why even go to trial, wolf of mars knows her and exactly what happened, case closed lets just ask him. Her cousin said She always slid down rails and let me confirm with you she wasn’t “drunk or stupid” most of those times..

    This is the big difference between how you see it and how I see it. And this was the truth.

    She was very happy and they were going out for a cigarette. She was in a great mood and certainly wasn’t plastered(I was not with her so I can not tell you how much she had). I did however go with her to the same party a year before, and I can’t legitimately say 10:30 I doubt she was that drunk… Which regardless does not matter one bit. But I will say this one more time she was in a FANTASTIC MOOD, pretty much like a skipping mood. She went ahead and obviously over-commited. She fell straight on her back and died instantly.

    I saw her as a beautiful girl that had a lapse in judgement for just a split second.

    You see her as 23 y/o “drunken stupidity” Just quoting you which is why the sentence doesn’t make sense.

    Also thank you for calling me a lawyer. I must be bringing some pretty compelling arguments that I get called a lawyer for that the mumbojumbo I wrote up there was almost Opening statement worthy you said. Even though you did say it wouldn’t work I still found a compliment in it.

    I’ve said it a couple of times and I’ll say it a couple more.

    We do not know all of the details, we don’t know what bills they have to pay, we don’t know a lot of things.

    What we do know is there is a lawsuit. And what is the lawsuit about? It is about YOUR SAFETY. Like I’ve said several times now. This and other cases like this where you slander and beat the shit out of these people, they are doing you and everyone else a HUGE favor. Why you ask? Because it is always about your safety. When the McDonalds lady got burned the coffee it was literally TOO HOT. There had been numerous cases of people getting burned by coffee that was too hot(there is a certain temp they are required to be under) McDonalds still made it too hot. http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Liebeck_v._McDonald's_Restaurants Most of this information was not readily available to the public. –Now this particular story is not similar to the one we are talking about right now, however.. She did not want to sue Mcdonalds.. Only after her medical bills started showing up did she ask McDonalds to help cover her expenses. They declined. So having no other choice she went to court.

    OHH THE OUTCRY…. OHH THE COFFEE WAS TOO HOT!! Come on she doesn’t deserve a dime! She is the idiot she needs to be held responsible. Insert YOUR guys posts there, because YOU ALL would have been on her ass. Read the whole case, you will see that the woman never had a happy day the rest of her life(she died shortly after).

    So this is what I am telling you.. I am NOT a lawyer and I am not saying they are going to win or lose the case. I would love to get more details on it and I will certainly get to hear what happens. I am telling you to reserve your judgement, find out all of the details, and then after that STILL don’t pretend to know, because I don’t and I knew the girl.

    That is all I am saying.

  • Mikey Does

    I get what you are saying, but I don’t think that the case is necessarily as you describe it. I have to guess that there are several other varied things..

  • Mikey Does

    The hotel(and the other parties that are being sued) will not pay a dime if they win their case. Well I’m not even going to pretend to know who exactly they are suing and for what.. That is what people are assuming..

  • captaingrumpy

    I would counter sue for dragging down the name of whoever.

  • captaingrumpy

    When I read the “Headline” I thought she had slid down and hit something big between the arches that killed her……nevermind.

  • Mikey Does

    I’ll make another long one.I have had several comments below. if you haven’t read everything I said some things may not make sense.

    Let me also say this. I knew her. I don’t know her parents and I know as much as you guys about the case(nothing) What I am doing is coming up with all of the reasons why they are at fault. Once again this has nothing to do with the argument of she chose to go down the rail. That is fact we all know this. It is even harder being her friend and having to come to terms with what she did. So let me explain that you guys. A lot of you are just hearing about this story now and it is a lot easier to call her stupid when you don’t know her. She was NOT stupid.

    Below is what I can come up with for reasons of why it would be their fault. I AM NOT HAVING AN ARGUMENT about what I say below. I’ll play a mini lawyer. So please don’t think that I am on either side I just want to bring this type of stuff to the light..

    Lets take this into consideration:

    There were 2000 drunk idiots(calling them that, because thats what everyone seems to call megan) in attendance, much like every year.

    You get all the booze you want

    Security guards were hired to watch said drunk idiots.
    –if yes then: This dispels the myth that 23 year olds don’t need to be babysat.

    ok so what happens. Everything is going fine. bam someones dead. Well what happened? she fell. How? She was in a good mood and she was sliding down the rail. What rail. This one https://encrypted-tbn2.google.com/images?q=tbn:ANd9GcQb9uhV2IbbDX5PSWo5ywn5b9sXSG99MwJEAJRL4Z6C4P2E5D66JA (Not confirmed, there are several others on google images, it was this one or one very similar) She tried to slide down that? I’m pretty sure she’d like that split-second back(insert hateful mean comment here, I can’t)..

    Well if its my hotel I certainly wouldn’t want that happening again..AND THIS IS WHERE WE START GETTING SOMEWHERE.

    Could this have been prevented? Can we prevent this from happening in the future?

    (prevent is the KEY WORD and only word that should matter)
    The answers are both simply yes. Here is why.

    –Was there a security guard in the room? Better yet was he positioned by a place where people have the potential to fall or hurt themselves? If we put him there would that have prevented her falling down the rail. Maybe… So it is kind of a stalemate. A security guard should definitely come into question.

    –The rails. They look great, but when you have 2000 drunken idiots coming every year to the same party… Well what is that staircase doing open. It was in a secluded area. That area is a danger zone period. Here is why. And don’t say it is stupid, it is more than possible and probably has happened. Two drunk idiot dudes, one of them 6’5 horsing around on the stairs and he other buddy says. Git out of own pushes him lightly. Not good timing, that 6’5 guy was not standing balanced. That little nudge pushed the guy backwards, and tragically he tripped over the railing and fell to his death.

    Falls are a leading cause of death. Have you read this chart. When people are at your staircase they are increasing their chance of dying. Keeping in mind had there been elevators, or a higher railing, there would be no risk.

    We now have a murderer and a dead kid. Could we have prevented it?

    I’d say yes,

    The staircase supposedly was in secluded area as well(I can not confirm this) Putting it out of use during the party sounds like it could have easily happened. This would have prevented both 6’5 and Megan from dying

    6’5 is real because we can only assume it will happen again. When you put 2000 drunk kids by a staircase good things will never come from it. Period.

    Everyone openly knows that there was alcohol and drugs and a bunch of drunk 20 somethings who don’t even know their name. This is a fact. Megan did know her name when she died(I can not confirm that she wasn’t black out) But from knowing her I’d say she wasn’t since it was 10:30. Assuming my little Angel Meg wasn’t, it makes it even more likely that someone who is BLACK OUT drunk can fall off of it. I’m not here to argue this point because this is how I feel about it –What difference does it make, she is dead. So her being drunk or not is really not up for debate anyways.. because that is what she was going there to do.

    She was going there to be another one of those 2000 “drunk idiots.” She paid over $100 to get in and really loved it. She really loved it until she fell. Which gets us back to.. We have 2000 drunk idiots coming to get hammered and we have a couple of potential spots that is somewhat dangerous to the daily crowd, but it can only get increasingly deadly with alcohol and more importantly “drunken people with superpowers” Remember it is halloween..

    Will more of these “drunken idiots” try to slide down the rail. I would venture to say yes. Will most of them succeed. Probably. Can it happen again. Probably.

    So there are a couple of angles right there.

    –it is confirmed that there will be 2000 drunken idiots at PHH for halloween.
    –The staircase and alcohol poisoning are the two risks that these drunken idiots have to deal with. The stairs are necessary to use in order to move yourself from one room to another. This is not the same as killing yourself with your glass somehow(there is a very big difference between the two).
    –The rail could be moved to be higher. This will prevent any chance of another possible fall. Which we now know CAN happen. If you know anything about anything. If it has happened once it will happen again. Period.
    –Prevention. Knowing that the stairs are a threat to drunken idiots. Do we close the room off, put up a sign, or even better make a much safer rail system.

    This case is NOT about the Duskeys being greedy and wanting me. I can’t even begin to speculate to what their motives are behind it. But I am looking at this case from an unbiased perspective. You are so busy reaming them out you don’t see the potential benefits are to this case.

    If the Duskeys win the case that is a win for the people. Safety around staircases and preventing deaths like this one is my exact focus now. Countless lives are already saved due to technological advances, and who knows. They win this case, force PHH to change their rail system. What does PHH do? Invent a whole new rail system and become the leaders in safety. Something that would be great PR.

    My last and final thoughts are. You guys need to stop looking at the couple little juicy details that are given and understand that there is way bigger implications on this case than you think. A lot of you ought to be ashamed of yourself. For being so mean. I’m a strong as mofo, but reading some of your comments was extremely hurtful and you would not like it if you knew her. You should feel bad. But you should also EDUCATE yourselves on the subject rather than saying they shouldn’t get a dime.

    Do I think they should get paid? Simply I do not know, neither do you, not enough info. I am tired. I am not trying to argue or say I’m right I am just pointing stuff out. I know just as much about the case as you guys do(once again..nothing).

  • Mikey Does

    Kati, your assumption that I think businesses can sustain “any level of liability” is even more ludicrous. If you don’t think the Hiltons and that operation isn’t making big dough.. Well that isn’t really worth the debate anyways. It pretty much has nothing to do with this case, but they piss money away. It is evident by the marble floor and beautiful staircase that EASILY cost more than her parents lawsuit. ONCE AGAIN I am not saying I support or don’t support it. There is just simply not enough information. I was talking about the good implications that come from suing. Like safety.

  • The_Yeti_Knows

    My money has them rejoicing at the thought of a break from your peanut butter underwear.

  • bored_stiff

    Ha ha, you lose. Pay up. They don’t need a break from my peanut butter underwear, they love it. How do you think I keep them around. If I let your sister wear them for a couple of days immediately after I “prepare” them, they think it’s a real treat.

  • The_Yeti_Knows

    Stiffy always says its tougher to be the fluffer, theres little doubt though he’s the rover after it’s over,

  • LeaveMeBe

    I haven’t read any of your comments below, but I am one of the commenters who alluded to stupidity being invloved. Let me say even smart people make stupid mistakes. I am really sorry you lost your friend and I am even more sorry it was in such a senseless way. She made a stupid mistake and it’s terrible she and her friends and family paid such a high price. I can’t speak for everyone else on here but I can say for myself that I am tired of frivolous lawsuits and so many people in their grief wanting someone to pay. Personal responsibility is falling by the way side and that is what I am frustrated with.

  • LeaveMeBe

    “I saw her as a beautiful girl who had a lapse in judgement for a split second…”
    That moment of a lapse in judgement was stupidity. We’ve all had them but not had to pay such a high price for the most part. Your friend was physically beautiful and I will take your word that she was beautiful inside, as well. It is not the hotels fault, or the event planners or any of the other party guests she fell to her death. it doesn’t matter that she alawys did this. Her luck ran out this time and it was no ones fault but her own. It’s sad and a horrible way to die and I’m sorry her life was cut short but that doesn’t make anyone else liable for her choice. This lawsuit is not about my safety or anyone else’s. Maybe that’s what her family are telling themselves but I don’t buy it. It’s a poor coping mechanism in this case that just opens them up to more scrutiny.

  • bored_stiff

    It’s comments like those above that are ruining my street cred. Besides, the only fluffing I do is for little bunnies and only on special occasions.

  • tinalib13

    And you’re a poet and didn’t know it eh?

  • tinalib13

    So you only get lucky with bunnies? Or is it the bunnies that are lucky? hmmmm..,

  • bored_stiff

    Most definitely it’s the bunnies that are lucky!!

  • tinalib13

    Ha! Are you tooting your own horn Stiffy?

  • bored_stiff

    Nope. Just ask Jessica rabbit and the Duracell bunny…there’s a reason those batteries are called copper tops. Bugs Bunny has tried to have me but I won’t swing his way, not to mention that I don’t trust him…not after what he did to Thumper.

  • Clayton Knudsen

    Wasn’t Bannister the surname of the alter ego of Incredible Hulk? The Hulk killing again?

  • AlwaysInFlyoverCountry

    The problem with your notion of raising the rails (I assume you are referring to hand rails here) is they are mandated to be at a specific height by the Americans with Disabilities Act. (I have recently had excellent cause to become informed about the provisions of the Act.) If the hand rails are too high then they are not usable for the purpose of preventing slip-and-fall accidents by people negotiating the stairs. “Too high” varies by the height of the users. Hand rails in a military barracks, for instance, can be higher than would be appropriate for a hotel as the assumption is that everybody using that staircase would meet certain height minimums and would be, at worst, be only temporarily disabled due to accident or injury.

    The same ADA already requires that people in a place of public accommodation (such as a hotel) have access to their sleeping areas and public areas such as meeting rooms. If the hotel has put all handicapped-specific rooms and meeting rooms and restaurants etc. on the first floor then there is no need for elevators; however, if there is even one public area above the ground floor then there already is an elevator to get people who cannot manage stairs to that level.

    As far as security guards to protect partygoers from themselves, who should be responsible for hiring them? The hotel, or the party organizers? To put it another way, who knows the partygoers’ characteristics best — the hotel, or the party organizers?


  • The_Yeti_Knows

    And in his case expect a ballad while he tosses your salad.

  • There doesn’t have to be “obviously something there” aside from a lawyer and a company with deep pockets. The majority of the time the lawyer, and the company being sued, do not want to go to court. They are betting on an undisclosed settlement before it even gets to that point.

    But I stand by what I have stated. She was drunk (or sober) and tried to do something extremely risky and stupid. She paid the ultimate price for it, sadly, but the Hilton shouldn’t have to.

    Going on what you are saying, any place that serves alcohol — a bar, a restaurant, a sporting event — should be liable for any dumb thing their patrons do. Like the guy we just featured who voluntarily set his head on fire. To you, he should be able to sue because there wasn’t security there to stop people from setting themselves on fire.

  • Whoa – a circular rail … even drunk I wouldn’t attempt to slide down that … no offense to the dead,but you would almost have to have a death wish to have attempted this feat – drunk,or not.

  • “Could this have been prevented? Can we prevent this from happening in the future?”

    I would say the answer is no – I would never call someone like Megan”stupid” ’cause I didn’t know her – however I would call the act she committed,which lead to her death stupid.One thing I have learned in my time on this earth is that you can’t protect people from themselves.It wasn’t the stairwell railing that killed Megan – Megan killed Megan.

  • CT

    Just because the booze is endless – doesn’t mean you MUST partake in large amounts – again choices – it is all about choices. Anytime someone chooses to drink too much – it is a choice. She made choices that unfortunately resulted in her death. She was a teacher, so no, I don’t think she was stupid but her choices weren’t smart. I was going to bring up ADA but someone beat me to it. Stairs – hmm, should they be made bigger or smaller? I personally am one for stairs because they get me upstairs and downstairs in my house – but hey – if drunks can’t handle stairs – out with them!! Though I will say that even my four year olds know that you should not slide down the stair rails or you will get hurt.

    For her parents to gain financially from poor choices of a young person who didn’t think – that is where I take issue.

  • I make my living doing security and I’m some what of an expert – a security guard may,or may not have been able to prevent this accident.As I have stated – one can not protect another person from them self.

  • That is one weird looking face book page you have there Morbid. I subscribed.

  • Sloppy Dragon:
    While getting head, once ready to cum, you bitch slap your girl in the face resulting
    in a mixture of bloody nose and man spooge, also known as a jelly donut.

    Now that’s nasty.

  • Ced agrees

  • CT


  • The_Yeti_Knows

    I’m picturing ” little bunnies ” your nickname for the neighborhood
    …………… Hobo’s………… hairy raisins ?

  • tinalib13

    People…We are our own worst enemies.

  • tinalib13

    Ahhhh, so he’s a multitasker too! Lovely!

  • tinalib13

    Shit, even I’d do Jessica Rabbit. She’s hot!

  • tinalib13

    Ewwww…and ouch!

  • lmao… I was afraid to look at the context of that comment

  • a blonde special ed teacher…i’m trying…so…hard…not…to…crack…jokes…soooo hard!!!! the Darwin was strong with this one. but no one should get a goddamn dime. stupid isn’t an excuse to sue.

  • bored_stiff

    I am aware what a sloppy dragon is, but hey, thanks for the refresher course. Cheque is in the mail.

  • chgplz

    I am really sorry you lost your friend.

  • So I guess the 3 guys that were going home with her that night aren’t getting sued for failing to catch her on the way down?

  • if ya gonna be stupid, ya better be tough,,she was old enough to know better 🙂

  • Dude..Are you serious…your little monologue aside..She was a GROWN woman..resonsible for her actions and herself…Maybe if she’d shown a LITTLE self-control and not gotten shit-faced maybe she’d still be alive?OR if she’d exercised a SHRED of common sense..shed have known NOT to try to power drink..Come on..How about a little personal responsibility…

  • Hey CT I miss you guys when I’m not around … (I miss my old account too).Have a great day CT.

  • neenaP

    How drunk could she have gotten after only 30 mins? She must have been chugging. Why should a security guard have to stand by a banister to make sure adults dont try to slide down it? We aren’t talking about toddlers. Maybe the hotel should gets gates at babies r us and put them up allover so people dont hurt themselves, outlet plugs too so adults dont stick forks in them. DON’T SLIDE DOWN BANISTER RAILS even as a child I knew not to do that…

  • “Git out of own pushes him lightly.”
    I stopped reading there. Drunk people need to be held accountable for their actions. If somebody is killed by a drunk driver, should the manufacturer of the car be sued for not making it impossible for drunk people to operate? This lawsuit is sickening.

  • eric ellers

    She was so hot looking, someone should be suing God over this!?