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  •  The woman who killed her son is an illegal (4+ / 0-)

    immigrant going to jail for the next 17 years...

    A civil lawsuit would just cost the mother more than it would cost the driver.

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    by skyounkin on Mon Jun 25, 2012 at 04:50:37 AM PDT

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    •  I'd hire a PI and investigate how and where the (1+ / 0-)
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      woman got drunk. If there is a tenuous connection to her being illegal and someone knowing.

      In . . . SC  . . . if it was my client (and I had a duty to do what best for her) I'd sue the shit out of everyone I could including the woman's employer. Saying if she didn't have $ or wasn't leaving her illegal employment then her son would be alive.

      Is it a great suit no. Is it sympathetic and an embarassment if she was illegal to her employer yes. ANd she'd probably win.

      Or I would (if she wanted to make a statement) counsel her not to pay the bills (would actually be illegal so I could not) and then when the government comes knocking call the local radio when she gets hauled to Court over why.

      •  Of course "tort reform" in many states has made (1+ / 0-)
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        the kind of litigation you are talking about more difficult and more expensive.  Who will foot the PI bill and the investigation. Much less the costs of depositions and experts?  If the State has an interest in having the roads free from  biohazards like blood then the State should clean up its roads. That is actually what people pay taxes for and clear roads are something the State has a duty to provide.

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        by stellaluna on Mon Jun 25, 2012 at 09:26:59 AM PDT

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