Nokia sued for 26k over battery blowup that costs man his leg

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There are frivolous lawsuits, and then there are some that are so awful and unfortunately justified it's frightening; a Bangkok welder is seeking to recompense $26,000 US for severe burns, hand injuries, and a leg and five toe amputations due to an exploding battery. Though we're not yet sure whether or not the battery was a counterfeit (which they often are, especially in that region of the world—shoulda looked for the hologram, dude), we have a feeling Nokia will cut their losses on this one. Afterall, they're probably just thankful the blowup happened in a poorer nation—this would be a multimillion dollar suit if it occurred in the States.

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