Yes, we're also quite aware of how crazy the US tort system can be. But this has got to be over the top, hasn't it?
A dentist who specializes in "smile improvements" has sued utility Consolidated Edison for $25 million for not being able to use his office since last week's steam pipe explosion in Manhattan.
Self-described celebrity dentist Bruce Haber, 55, said he has had no access to his office since last Wednesday, when an 83-year-old underground steam pipe ruptured during the evening rush hour, sending a geyser of debris, vapor, asbestos and water hundreds of feet into the air.
$25 million for a week? Do even Manhattan dentists usually make that much?