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    New York child sued for woman's death after bike crash

    Compensation culture passes a new milestone as 4-year-olds become fair game for litigation lawyers...

    BBC News - New York child sued for woman's death after bike crash

    My attitude would be, ¡f they're old enough at 4 to be liable for any damage they cause, they are old enough to be financially responsible for the reparations. Not their parents. Them and only them.
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    Re: New York child sued for woman's death after bike crash

    Only in America.

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    Re: New York child sued for woman's death after bike crash

    Really, suing children! What the **** is wrong with these people.
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    Re: New York child sued for woman's death after bike crash

    Why couldn't they just sue the parents for not properly watching the kids, instead of suing a CHILD for this bull**** about being "negligent in the operation and control of their bicycle." Sigh...

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    Re: New York child sued for woman's death after bike crash

    So let's say there will be a settlement in this case, and the child, and not her parents, is being sued, how can the child legally sign the settlement as a child cannot legally sign a contract?

    An 87 year old woman dies. The story said nothing about there being a connection between the accident and her death.

    I didn't understand what the child was being sued for, and how long it would take her to pay it off as I am sure she has a high paying job.

    None of this makes sense and the judge needs a break from his job to re-evaluate his outlook on things.

    A 4 year old cannot make the connection between cause and action, and how fast could they have been going? A 4 year old is not on a 10 speed bike with a high top speed.

    Crazy stuff.

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    Re: New York child sued for woman's death after bike crash

    It does not matter they are suing the kid as the parents will be held legal in whatever-if anything- happens.

    So look at it as the parents are being sued.
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    Re: New York child sued for woman's death after bike crash

    Quote Originally Posted by Andalublue View Post
    Compensation culture passes a new milestone as 4-year-olds become fair game for litigation lawyers...

    BBC News - New York child sued for woman's death after bike crash

    My attitude would be, ¡f they're old enough at 4 to be liable for any damage they cause, they are old enough to be financially responsible for the reparations. Not their parents. Them and only them.
    In that case they will become liable at 18 to start repaying damages. Not good.
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    Re: New York child sued for woman's death after bike crash

    Quote Originally Posted by Mason66 View Post
    So let's say there will be a settlement in this case, and the child, and not her parents, is being sued, how can the child legally sign the settlement as a child cannot legally sign a contract?

    An 87 year old woman dies. The story said nothing about there being a connection between the accident and her death.

    I didn't understand what the child was being sued for, and how long it would take her to pay it off as I am sure she has a high paying job.

    None of this makes sense and the judge needs a break from his job to re-evaluate his outlook on things.

    A 4 year old cannot make the connection between cause and action, and how fast could they have been going? A 4 year old is not on a 10 speed bike with a high top speed.

    Crazy stuff.
    As noted in the other thread on this, this was not about whether the child did anything wrong. This was a threshold issue, simply to address the claim that the child could not legally commit a negligent act. The court said that a child over four could conceivably be capable of such. This is not out of the ordinary at all, nor is it a deviation from long standing precedent.
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    Re: New York child sued for woman's death after bike crash

    Quote Originally Posted by RightinNYC View Post
    As noted in the other thread on this, this was not about whether the child did anything wrong. This was a threshold issue, simply to address the claim that the child could not legally commit a negligent act. The court said that a child over four could conceivably be capable of such. This is not out of the ordinary at all, nor is it a deviation from long standing precedent.
    I see, so precedent exists that 4-year-olds can be held responsible for committing a negligent act, does it? Are you saying that this 'threshold' issue will not lead to any negative consequences for the child? Is it just a matter of setting, or reinforcing, legal precedent?
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    Re: New York child sued for woman's death after bike crash

    Quote Originally Posted by Andalublue View Post
    I see, so precedent exists that 4-year-olds can be held responsible for committing a negligent act, does it? Are you saying that this 'threshold' issue will not lead to any negative consequences for the child? Is it just a matter of setting, or reinforcing, legal precedent?
    Hey look at the bright side.. at least the kid was not arrested and charged with man slaughter and put in jail for X years when convicted.... They still have some standards over there
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