Convicted drunk driver sues 14 yo victim's family

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    Read more: Driver who mowed down kid blames the parents, sues - NYPOST.com

    This shit has got to stop.
     
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    No it doesn't, we have 2 political entities that believe whole heartedly in shit like this. On the right you have Libertarians that think law suits are the way to go and almost no criminal laws at all. On the left you have the HUGE ass Lawyers faction that absolutely LOVES lawsuits. They are opposed to curtailing them in anyway, they are opposed to tort reform and to cleaning up the ignorance like this suit. Bigger the award the better.
     
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    I agree with chanel; there should be some standard that must be met before anyone can file a suit or countersuit. This man has lost everything and clearly has no concern whatsoever for the mental distress he is causing this family.

    There should be some additional punishment, on top of dismissal of his claim, layered on for deepening the wounds he has caused.
     
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    :rofl:

    Now that's the textbook definition of chutzpah. :clap2:

    Don't worry. I'm confident it will get exactly the treatment it deserves. :lol:
     
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    Unfortunately since he's indigent and pro se you can't get blood from a stone. Might just have to settle for an ass chewing from the bench. It's not enough, you're right, but empty sanctions aren't going to solve anything either.

    I'm not sure about upfront standards to file a suit or countersuit, Maddy. It seems to me if there's no prima facie case in the complaint that the court will or should simply dismiss upon motion filed with the answer. All you have to do is ask.
     
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    I read in the paper here that it was his parents suing the parents of the killed child...and it was more of a counter suit.

    Interesting that we get two stories.
     
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    ho insurance will settle this suit out of court...it will not be dismissed...my guess is the suit will be based on a simple stat...80% or so of fatal head injuries on bikes can be prevented by use of a helmet.

    people put bike helmets on your kids and yourself....use them when skiing etc...helmets prevent FATAL head injuries
     
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    Why would any respectable lawyer even accept that case?
     
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    There doesn't appear to be a lawyer involved in the countersuit. It doesn't say for certain, but I can't imagine any attorney filing a handwritten piece of paper as a formal complaint.
     
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    Ahhh, thanks for that clarification.
     

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