Sunday, April 6, 2008

The Lawsuit Puzzle

The Lawsuit Riddle
Mr. Jones filed a lawsuit against the company he worked for. He claimed that the company he worked for was drugging him to make him a better worker.

He claimed that the coffee the company provided contained a drug called Trimethylxanthine. Trimethylxanthine is an addictive drug that increases alertness, improves concentration, and gives you a euphoric feeling.

It operates using the same mechanisms that amphetamines, cocaine, and heroin use to stimulate the brain only to a lesser degree. When the coffee was tested it was found that it did contain large amounts of Trimethylxanthine.
But, Mr. Jones did not win his lawsuit. Why?

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8 comments:

  1. because he couldnt have known what the company put in the coffee ? trimethylxanthine or cocaine
    this is the only thing i can think of

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  2. because he couldnt have known what the company put in the coffee ? trimethylxanthine or cocaine
    this is the only thing i can think of

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  3. Because Trimethylaxine is the chemical name for caffeine

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  4. Because Trimethylxanthine is naturally occurrung in coffe

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  5. He wanted to promote the drug by filling the lawsuit ..)

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  6. what is the correct answer for this ????????????????????

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  7. caffeine is the correct answer.

    An easy look up.

    http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Caffeine

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  8. This is in addition to the caffeine answer, which sounds more logical to me- Because the company asked for PAYMET for the coffee, and it wasn't actually free. You cannot claim lawsuit for something that you are willingly undergoing.

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