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post #1 of 21 (permalink) Old 10-29-2010, 11:37 AM Thread Starter
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Court: Girl, 4, can be sued for negligence

NYT: Girl, 4, can be sued for negligence - U.S. news - The New York Times - msnbc.com

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Citing cases dating back as far as 1928, a judge has ruled that a young girl accused of running down an elderly woman while racing a bicycle with training wheels on a Manhattan sidewalk two years ago can be sued for negligence.
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He added that any “reasonably prudent child,” who presumably has been told to look both ways before crossing a street, should know that dashing out without looking is dangerous, with or without a parent there.

The crucial factor is whether the parent encourages the risky behavior; if so, the child should not be held accountable.

In Ms. Menagh’s case, however, there was nothing to indicate that Juliet’s mother “had any active role in the alleged incident, only that the mother was ‘supervising,’ a term that is too vague to hold meaning here,” he wrote.

He concluded that there was no evidence of Juliet’s “lack of intelligence or maturity” or anything to “indicate that another child of similar age and capacity under the circumstances could not have reasonably appreciated the danger of riding a bicycle into an elderly woman.”

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Re: Court: Girl, 4, can be sued for negligence

Wow, instead of trying to put a stop to some of the frivolous lawsuits we already have they open up the door for even more of them.

What can a four year old possibly have of any value?

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4yr olds cant "aways" if any make good desisions yet.
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Re: Court: Girl, 4, can be sued for negligence

Isn't there a reason one turns 18 before they're considered an adult?

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Re: Court: Girl, 4, can be sued for negligence

On the face of it, this sounds pretty damn stupid.

Although I do believe that kids under 18 should be held legally accountable for their negligent actions, I don't really know what that age should be.

I just know that 4 years old is too young for it.

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Re: Court: Girl, 4, can be sued for negligence

You have got to be fukking kidding me

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Goes back to age of reason.
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Sounds exactly like something a liberal NY judge would do.....I bet he's a 100% Obamian...

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On the face of it, this sounds pretty damn stupid.

Although I do believe that kids under 18 should be held legally accountable for their negligent actions, I don't really know what that age should be.

I just know that 4 years old is too young for it.

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Re: Court: Girl, 4, can be sued for negligence

^^^^^ reasonable age to expect them to be reasonably cognizant to the consequences of their actions.

How does it work if a 13 year old gets sued and looses? Are the parents responsible at that point?

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