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  •  Something inherently dangerous (2+ / 0-)
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    Miggles, patbahn
    Negligence with something inherently dangerous -- like if you are negligent with highly explosive material -- can be made criminal.
    I think that's the reasoning under which drunken driving is made criminal: an automobile is (sensibly) defined by law to be inherently dangerous.

    We should ask our legislators to define by law that reposing a house is also inherently dangerous.  If (when) they say no, we'll know they're in the pocket of the banks and that we should vote them out.

    We're all pretty strange one way or another; some of us just hide it better. "Normal" is a dryer setting.

    by david78209 on Fri Aug 30, 2013 at 08:48:08 AM PDT

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    •  That would be difficult to do. (6+ / 0-)
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      Darmok, wytcld, david78209, scotths, Pi Li, VClib
      We should ask our legislators to define by law that reposing a house is also inherently dangerous.
      "Inherently dangerous" generally is something that threatens the lives of others -- physically dangerous.

      Now, you CAN pass laws with respect to repossessions that impose punitive damages in instances where the repossession is negligent and damages third parties (like here).  

    •  you could make foreclosure that (2+ / 0-)
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      david78209, SuWho

      evicts animals as "Inherently Liable".

      Our cat is family, if this happened to him, I want
      someone to go to jail.

      If a 3 year old were home alone, they wouldn't put the kid on the street, they'd be required to contact the sheriff and
      social services.

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