If all else fails…sue! That seems to be the direction far too many in this country take, and of course the lawyers that work for clients like this gal are happy as clams!

This story is absolutely ridiculous on it’s face as far as I’m concerned…to top it off, this is another example of why we need tort reform as well. You can also bet she’s going to want disability pay for the rest of her louse-bound life if she wins this case, which is exactly why I think she’s pursuing this venue.

The bigger question is why in the world did this gal ever decide she wanted to teach for a profession if she really ever had a fear of kids, why didn’t she choose some other profession? She has no one to blame but herself…period!

Here’s the report, there is a link at the bottom for the full story. – This is via BizPac:

An Ohio school teacher resigned from her position and is now suing the school board for discriminating against her due to her extreme fear of children, according to an exclusive Cincinnati.com report.

Maria C. Waltherr-Willard, 61, who has taught Spanish and French for 35 years, now claims the Mariemont school district discriminated against her when they reassigned her from high school to junior high school classes, with knowledge that she suffers from pedophobia, a fear of young children.

Denise Smith Amos wrote in Cincinnati.com that according to her and her health care providers, “she experiences stress, anxiety, chest pains, vomiting, nightmares and higher than healthy blood pressure when she’s around young children.”

I can’t dispute her condition, but I find her “I can’t do my job, but you should pay me to do it anyway” claim just another one in a long line of frivolous claims that juries somehow find both logical and actionable.

It’s right up there with the diminished capacity “Twinkie defense” that helped Dan White avoid a double murder rap in his 1979 San Francisco homicide trial.

It’s just as asinine as the 1994 product liability lawsuit where a jury awarded Stella Liebeck $160,000 in compensatory damages and $2.7 million in punitive damages because McDonald’s served her coffee that was too hot.

It’s no wonder people hate lawyers.

Charles Dickens wrote in Oliver Twist, “If the law supposes that, the law is an ass – an idiot”.

Shakespeare was a bit more direct. “The first thing we do,” wrote the bard in Henry VI, is “kill all the lawyers.”

People have hated lawyers for a good, long time.

Four months after Waltherr-Willard retired from her teaching position, she filed an Equal Employment Opportunity Commission complaint, which the commission eventually dismissed.

She then filed a six-claim complaint in federal district court. On Wednesday, the judge assigned to her case dismissed three of those claims, all of which allege that the school district violated an implied contract to keep the plaintiff away from young children.

Maybe there’s hope for civilization yet.

Here was some chatter about this as well.

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  1. I don’t know what to say, you can’t make this stuff up.

  2. Cooter Brown says:

    Oh Hell say it ain’t so…. What a MORON…

  3. Another POS, maybe “O” will give her a phone too.

  4. Fear of children, oh I thought she was afraid of her own feet. Never mind.

  5. She also might be suffering from all those anxieties for a simple reason…she’s huge! – She might consider going on a diet, then again…that might be just a tad to tough for her to do, so she sues instead.

  6. I hate women who hyphen their last name.

  7. Spurwing Plover says:

    America needs a defenet limit to the number of lawyers theres far too many

  8. bluffcreek1967 says:

    We are doomed – and it’s because of people like Maria!

    • Yep…this nation of ours is completely upside-down! I don’t know if we’ll ever see her turned upright before I leave this planet…I surely hope so though.

  9. Now this is funny, at least it got a chuckle out of me. Greta Van Susteren has on 3 lawyers debating this issue…one of them said; “I thought this was all made-up about children, that is…until I started have some.” – Paraphrasing here, but you get the picture.

    Just thought I’d throw that in for the heckuva it. ~

  10. Cinnamon Girl says:

    “I can’t do my job, but you should pay me to do it anyway” claim just another one in a long line of frivolous claims that juries somehow find both logical and actionable.

    My view on this is that juries don’t actually find suits like this or others equally ridiculous, as in the McDonald’s hot coffee suit, as logical. Rather, it’s a way to get back at The Man, The Rich, The Oppressor. They live vicariously through the plaintiff, who’s their peer, indeed. They fantasize that they are the person suing. Or they at least relish sockin’ it to da system (capitalism).

    Even judges will do this when it’s their decision rather than a jury’s. It’s PC and makes them popular if not infamous. We do need tort reform NOW.



  12. Spur, when it comes lawyers and such…just wait until we see a firefighter wanting compensation and disability payments for a lifetime if he declared he had always been in fear of fires. – Firephobia or something.

  13. just dial 1-800-SUE this is pathetic. I have Obamaphobia. Who can I sue???????????????? DUH WTF

    • Joy…

      Your post is spot-on! Dial I-800-SUE is nail on head, and your ‘Obamaphobia’ is priceless. At least you started off my day with a chuckle or two. 😉

      • Hi, thanks. Glad I made you laugh. Things today are sooooooooo insane you have to laugh……because you really feel like crying.Frightens me what the future will be for my 3 Grandchildren. We have to “REV” up the engines before it is too late. The clock is ticking. Lock&Load my friend.

        • Insane is right…this nation is so upside down with the POS we have dictating every single thing he can get away down to what he considers his peons. – The next four years are going to be pure hell.

          • Emporer Oblameo will change. the laws so that he can be in office for 1o terms while the Repubics stand around with their fingers up their noses . How much is passage on the space shuttle to another planet?

          • Lol…the cost of that is out of this world for people like me!

          • me too………if things keep up like this,I won’t be able to afford a scooter

  14. It took her 35 years to realize this, I do understand.

    I have been afraid of beer for 40 years, I need to sue all the brewerys and get disability.

    Wow, that actually sounds more intelligent than her lawsuit.

  15. Really it sounds like she just figured out she did’nt save enough for retirement and Social Security won’t be enough either. Hmmmm what to do? What to do?

    • ADA…she’s hoping to join the millions of others that now are conveniently on the American Disabilities Act (any ol’ made-up malady will do thanks to Dear Leader), along with a tidy sum to go along with her lawsuit if she prevails. – What a gal!

  16. Jeezus!!! Looking at this Wilder-Beest makes me think of all the poor kids shes terrified over the past 35 years. I’m sure all of them suffered from stress, anxiety, chest pains, vomiting, nightmares and higher than healthy blood pressure after looking at her Butter Troll ass! They need a lawyer to pony up a “class” action lawsuit.