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    Re: Connecticut chimp attack victim seeks right to sue state

    Quote Originally Posted by Hard Truth View Post
    Per the OP's article, those are the facts of this case.
    I could care less now considering this place is it's own zoo of opinions.

    I want to see a progressive socialist fight a chimp - now that is a fact.

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    Re: Connecticut chimp attack victim seeks right to sue state

    Quote Originally Posted by Zyphlin View Post
    ...What if the state recognized it was illegal, but simply chose that other things were if greater importance in which to focus time and resources to dealing with than the chimp..
    That would be a viable defense by the state and one that legitimately protects the police in most situations. To prevail, the plaintiff should (and probably will be, if it goes to trial) be required to prove that the agency had knowledge of a crime of illegal animal ownership, had the means to enforce it (ie. they were not too busy with more urgent matters), but did not enforce the law without a reasonable justification.

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    Re: Connecticut chimp attack victim seeks right to sue state

    I wonder if Nancy Pelosi would fight a tree monkey to fund her reelection or to fund healthcare? I wish I had 10 million bucks because I bet if I had those funds it would happen.

    And people wonder what they would do if they won 400 million in the lotto? haha

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    Re: Connecticut chimp attack victim seeks right to sue state

    Quote Originally Posted by MrVicchio View Post
    Yes yes, we know the "STATE" knew and since the state knew and didn't act it's ALL THEIR FAULT! How could this poor, innocent woman ever EVER have known there was a risk? It was a lovely PET for all SHE knew!

    Seriously, plaintiff attorneys love people like you. What if this had been a pit viper attack? Would you feel the same way?
    Its not entirely the state's fault, it is partially their fault.

    If a bridge was structurally weak and the state knew about it but did not repair it or close it to traffic, then the state is likely to be held responsible for the deaths and injuries that result (unless they are completely immune), even if most drivers knew that the state's bridges were poorly maintained. If the transportation department could argue that there were so many brdiges in need of inspection or immediate repair due to prior neglect that they could not obtain the resources to fix them or close them all promptly, then they might prevail in court.
    Last edited by Hard Truth; 03-23-14 at 06:00 PM.

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    Re: Connecticut chimp attack victim seeks right to sue state

    Quote Originally Posted by Hard Truth View Post
    Its not entirely the state's fault, it is partially their fault.

    If a bridge was structurally weak and the state knew about it but did not repair it or close it to traffic then the state is likely to be held responsible for the deaths and injuries that result. (unless they are completely immune) If the transportation department could argue that there were so many brdiges in need of inspection or immediate repair due to prior neglect that they could not obtain the resources to fix them or close them all promptly, then they would likely prevail in court.
    If it's even close to the states fault then we must have a guard in every home in the United States so no crazy chimps go nuts - you know just to be safe.

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    Re: Connecticut chimp attack victim seeks right to sue state

    It's amazing how reliant and irresponsible this nation is... In reality what makes any of you pro "sue the government" folks any better than the damn chimp itself?

    This shouldn't even be a debate - it's simple ****ing logic!

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    Re: Connecticut chimp attack victim seeks right to sue state

    Quote Originally Posted by Mr.Nick View Post
    If it's even close to the states fault then we must have a guard in every home in the United States so no crazy chimps go nuts - you know just to be safe.
    No, assuming that plaintiff's allegations are correct, the only thing that needed (or needs) to happen is that the responsible state agency should have enforced the law to deal with the seriously hazardous situation that they knew existed. No one is saying that they should be held responsible for situations that they don't know about or can not handle.

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    Re: Connecticut chimp attack victim seeks right to sue state

    Quote Originally Posted by Hard Truth View Post
    No, assuming that plaintiff's allegations are correct, the only thing that needed (or needs) to happen is that the responsible state agency should have enforced the law to deal with the seriously hazardous situation that they knew existed. No one is saying that they should be held responsible for situations that they don't know about or can not handle.
    Summery judgment will end that real quick...

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    Re: Connecticut chimp attack victim seeks right to sue state

    We'll see, if the state waives its immunity. I'm pretty sure the plaintiff will get some substantial amount of money (over $350K) from the state one way or another.

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    Re: Connecticut chimp attack victim seeks right to sue state

    The state is NOT liable for anything...

    This is bull**** litigation....

    I love these armchair lawyers who are cheering for an outcome.

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