The Court of Appeals published its opinion in Jonkey v. Carignan Construction, a case involving an accident at a construction site. It began like this:
A construction site can be a dangerous place. There are some people who are keenly aware of this danger -- construction workers. Seasoned and mature construction workers who have risen to the top of this industry and who are supervisors, managers, and owners are not only keenly aware of the dangers; they also teach and are responsible for construction safety. They may also suffer financially for injuries occurring at a construction site. This, of course, provides an extra incentive to be safety-conscious. Here, it is ironic that Eric Jonkey (appellant), a seasoned and mature construction worker who had risen in the industry to a position of management and ownership, could be injured in the way we shall describe. Of all people at a construction site, appellant was and is chargeable with caring for his own safety. That he was walking near scaffolding which was being disassembled at a construction site looking down absorbed in a cell-phone conversation is tantamount to strolling on a battlefield wearing "horse blinders" and ear-plugs. While we regret that he was injured, he should be grateful that he wasn't killed.
I'm surprised they didn't make fun of the guy's name. ("What do you get when you cross a litigious jackass with an injured donkey? Plaintiff Jonkey.") You can probably guess how they decided, but if you want to read it to yourself, open this link.