Coyote vs. Acme

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Coyote v. Acme is an essay that takes the form of a realistic legal case being brought by the famous Roadrunner cartoon character, Wile E. Coyote, as he files a lawsuit against the infamous manufacturer of those negligent products sold by the defendant; ACME Corp. Anyone who has watched the Roadrunner show is familiar with the long history of poor Wile E. Coyote and his purchase of product after product from ACME that never delivers on his dream to help catch the Roadrunner. From a satirical point of view, reading of Coyote v. Acme, at first, will doubtlessly have you taking it purely as an accusation of a crime committed by the imperfect nature of modern American society. Many of the lawsuits filed in America are attempts by consumers to hold big business accountable because lawmakers and politicians won't do the job, but more than a few have been by people hoping to make money off their own ignorance. Coyote vs. ACME is written in the idiom of a legal document that has been delivered to the court in Tempe, Arizona, complete with a case number and everything. It is Harold Schoff who has been hired as counsel by Wile E. Coyote. Schoff systematically describes the sad history of the poor coyote's regrettable decisions to rely upon the less than dependable products designed, manufactured and advertised by ACME. In his own expression, Schoff claims 85 separate occasions in which ACME has been negligent by selling items to Mr. Coyote that has caused severe bodily harm as a result of the defective quality of the ACME products, or due to inaccurate advertising. Much of the legal brief is dedicated to describing these incidents. Schoff details the terror that has befallen his client as a result of buying ACME's “Rocket Sled”, Rocket “Skates”, “Little Giant Firecracker”, “Self-Guided Aerial Bomb”, etc. Schoff then goes on to vividly describe his client's

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