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Feds Wrecked $750G Ferrari F50 on Joy Ride

A federal judge in Detroit has dismissed a lawsuit against the U.S. government over the wreck of a $750,000 Ferrari driven by an FBI agent.Judge Avern Cohn said in his recent decision that the crash of the 1995 F50 sports car was "certainly unfortunate," but cited a law making the government immune to lawsuits when property is in custody of law enforcement.Michigan-based Motors Insurance believes an agent and a federal prosecutor were out for a joyride in Lexington, Ky., in 2009 when the agent lost control of the Ferrari. The government has refused to pay for the car, which had been stolen and was being kept as part of an investigation.The insurance company's attorney did not immediately return a message seeking comment Mondayhttp://www.foxnews.com/leisure/2011/10/11/feds-off-hook-for-wrecked-750g-ferrari/?test=latestnews#ixzz1aXWazRVH

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Added: Oct-12-2011 Occurred On: Oct-12-2011
By: Flip500
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  • lol, what a country, your government destroys property and invents a law to stop them from paying for it. sounds like a stichup to me

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    • @TomThumb better yet, they can seize your property on "suspicion of X (insert drug trafficking, child pornograpny, money laundering, terrorism other illegal activity here) but they don't actually have to prove any of the above. Only suspect you of it. In theory you can get your stuff back if you are innocent, it's a lengthy paperwork intensive process that takes years. And of course as we have seen, they're not responsible if anything "happens" to it in the meantime.

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  • And yet some people think more government is the answer.

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  • insurance companies are good at taking money from their customers and bad at paying out.karma i say!

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  • They need to challenge the constitutionality of that law. The government should be responsible for all their actions.

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  • You brok it you bought it.

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  • He's shifting it like a Camry! Wind'er out man. She was meant to rev!!

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  • Darn thought I was going to see a wreck!

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  • Wheres the crash, I wanna see the crash!!

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  • Bunch of fargin iceholes.
    government: Bad. COPS: BAD. FEDS: BAD.

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  • It's stupid to buy these cars and drive them around in America anyway.Most insurance policies only cover a fraction of the cost in damages and good luck getting the rest.
    So if you have the money to buy one make sure you don't need insurance to replace it.

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      No, you can't normally sue the US government over things like this. They have made themselves immune to lawsuits.

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  • cant wait to show my cop buddy...

    and join him for a ride in the sickest car he can find in the impound lot!!

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  • well...I guess on the bright side, if you can afford one F50, you can probably afford a second.

    That said, it's not as though the agents wrecked the car because they had to get to a crime scene asap, or stop a terrorist attack, or needed to strip down the car because of Chinese PLA bugs.

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  • I used to work with a guy that had a small fence company, that he worked on the side. The IRS impounded ann his equipment, trucks, and bank accounts because he paid his taxes early. they made his life a living hell for 6 months. finaly they said, Well Mr P... we cant see any reason what we should have taken this action in the first place. When He got his truck back it had 20,000 more miles on it and the inside was trashed!! I'm sure that the oil wasn't changed either(runing the engine)

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  • I think a Ferrari needs "the good stuff" when you stop to fill er up (93 octane or better). You fail to do that and you get what we got here...flames out the tail pipe. Not good.

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  • Take it to small claims.

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  • The feds are out of control and answer to no one. When will the people rise up?

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