Steer Crazy

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An Oklahoma woman purchased a motor home from Winnebago and on her first trip put the cruise control at 70 mph, then went back to the kitchen to make herself a sandwich. After the RV left the freeway and overturned, she sued Winnebago for not advising customers in the instruction manual that cruise control meant they still had to stick around and steer. The jury awarded $1.75 million and a new motor home. That made her the winner – all right, the runaway winner – of this year’s Stella Award, named for the woman who sued McDonald’s after spilling hot coffee on herself.

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