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New York Judge rules 6-year-old can be sued

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Unbelievable ...

And yet true. That is truly sad.

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(NT) Does that mean this case will be handled by Judge Judy?
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(NT) Amazing!
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Good Grief

and when it comes time for the judgement the old lady will be dead before the child is old enough to pay! Since they are suing the child I would say the parents don't pay!

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The article said she already died

It said she had hip surgery and died 3 months later. I suppose this means she was knocked or fell down so she probably had fairly severe osteoporosis. A lot of details are missing but I'll presume the suit is on the part of the lady's family. I can't imagine what sort of remuneration they could be wanting. Perhaps there are huge medical bills and the cost of the funeral. Who knows.

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Ok, here's more

The lady herself initiated the suit but died before it could go to court. Her son, a lawyer, picked up the ball and is running with it.

4 year old sued

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That raises a question ...

Since a child cannot enter into contract and under normal circumstances cannot take on debt who is responsible for paying the judgment if the child is fined?

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It wasn't mentioned and I haven't bothered to research

just how many people were listed in the lawsuit. I believe another youngster was also involved. I suspect others were named as lawyers will tend to cover there bases well in order to make sure no one is missed as being potentially responsible. I don't know legal strategy but I've observed that news reports that include some truth won't include the necessary details a reader needs to get a full sense of what happened. They seem to deliberately leave us hanging from the cliff for a while.

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another youngster was also involved.

I read that story...AND They were RACING....

no mention if they were using a cell phone at the time.

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It's a shame, but...

Old people do die after surgery. I knew a person of about the same age who recently had a stroke right after hip surgery and died shortly thereafter. People have accidents. They fall down and break things. They die. It's natural. We are not immortal.

Can't blame kids for being kids.

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Heinlein wrote about this ...

many, many years ago and sad to say he was right on the money with much of what he wrote regarding the "Crazy Years" and the electorate voting themselves "bread and circuses".

It is bad when the truth is stranger than fiction until the fiction becomes fact.

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