Parents of Tyler Clementi plan to sue Rutgers

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    Parents of Tyler Clementi plan to sue Rutgers University | NJ.com

    We don't know everything about this case, so I'm kinda on the fence. If Tyler was being harrassed, or knew he was being filmed and reported it, the school should have acted.

    However, "failure to prevent" seems rather utopian. Should the school ban all webcams? Should they search student dorms and forbid sex? How on earth can a university with tens of thousand of students monitor behavior and prevent "bullying"? Rutgers is a very "gay friendly" school. It has been since I went there many, many years ago.

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    It is all about the money.
     
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    Of course it is. And as I've highlighted many times on here, NJ politicians love to exploit child deaths in order to get their names in the paper. Tyler's suicide was a golden opportunity for photo ops with the grieving parents. It makes me sick.

    But anyone who lost a child wants someone to pay. Shouldn't they be suing the guilty perps? Or is it a case of "deeper pockets"?
     
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    It is always about the money. The real hope I am sure, is that the University will settle out of Court to avoid the publicity. A Family sued has no such worry.
     
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    Well settling out of court will cost the taxpayers of NJ, so I'm not crazy about that idea. But it is entirely possible that they will demand policy changes as well. They've got a whole slew of opportunist politicians salivating over new legislation to "prevent" gay suicide. THAT'S what will cost the real money. :( New regs. New bureaucracies to monitor the regs. New lawsuits challenging the regs...:doubt:
     
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    I don't know anything about the case, and I don't personally care about the case.

    But this is a perfect example of one thing that sucks about America: the right to sue anyone at anytime for anything without any real negative consequence if you lose or if the lawsuit is determined frivolous.

    Risk-free lawsuits! YAY!!!
     
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    And Democrats run by Liberal lawyers have OPPOSED every effort by States and the Federal Government to rein them in. Every effort to rein in ridiculous Jury awards and to cap awards. Now I am sure the minority Conservative Lawyers love the system too but they have no say in it.

    Everyone remember Senator Edwards from NC? He convinced a Jury to award MILLIONS of dollars to a family and himself of course by pretending to be the baby. He convinced a retarded jury that cerebral Palsy is caused by MALPRACTICE. It was one of his biggest cases and made him tons of money and prestige as a scum bag ambulance chasing lawyer.
     
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    Legal costs are an issue for N.J. school budgets | Commentary | NewJerseyNewsroom.com -- Your State. Your News.

    There are 606 school districts in NJ. And that's just K-12 schools. Imagine what it must cost for state universities. :evil:
     
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    The article is misleading. They have to file within 90 or they lose their chance to EVER sue.

    So they filed.

    We shall see what the investigation uncovers.
     
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    Goddamn fucking liberrhoid demoncraps!!!
     

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