It’s tearin’ up my heart to believe anyone can harbor any true rage in a world where there’s a rumored ‘NSYNC reunion in the works, but those are the breaks. In lawsuits with damages, there are two potential outcomes—either you’re the one who just got paid, or you’re the one doing the paying. As for the ones who have to pay up, sometimes they just…pop.
Have you heard the one about the angry ex-wife who decided to pay her $50.12 divorce settlement in pennies with some beans and rice thrown in on the side? The entire settlement wasn’t in pennies though—the ex-wife took out the cost of the plastic bins (about $3) that held the pennies, beans, and rice, but was kind enough to include the receipt, should her ex-husband want to return them. Apparently there is one lawyer who weighed in on this trending story and offered to go after the $3 since those plastic containers aren’t legal tender.
However, one does have to offer a hat tip to that ex-wife who succeeded where another had failed. Back in July, two Southern Illinois law offices received a settlement payment in protest fashion. It was a $150,000 payment that appeared in the form of 7,500 pounds of quarters. Why quarters? “Because I couldn’t do it in pennies,” was the response.
It appears that both Washington and Lincoln have gotten a lot of face time this summer. But what about FDR and Jefferson? I think that the faces of the dime and nickel respectively feel they need love and attention from settlement payers.