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There are 297 comments on the Chicago Tribune story from Feb 11, 2009, titled Young man paralyzed in crash after underage drinking party wins.... In it, Chicago Tribune reports that:

A Lake Forest woman's homeowners insurance will pay $2.5 million to settle a lawsuit brought by a young man who was paralyzed in a crash that occurred after an underage drinking party in her home.

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CNU student

Newport News, VA

#297 Feb 24, 2009
This case is absurd and an insult to the justice system. These ADULTS made the decision to get behind the wheel and they should be paying for it 100%. I have zero sympathy for either person in the car and place zero blame on the parents of the household. At 19 years old you should not have to be checked in on by your parents to make sure that you aren't breaking the law. 2.5 million for another persons mistake? ABSURD!
Truth

Danville, CA

#298 Mar 2, 2009
To all of you who are bashing this article I think you need to take a long hard look at your morals. What really happened at the party? Poor Mrs. Pfiefer? Do you all know that the night of the party she was drinking with them and when her husband came home to see her allowing this they got into a fight and she (being drunk of course) threw an empty forty at her husbands head and caused him to go to the hosiptal. That's when he told everyone to leave. I'm pretty sure than when youre drinking youre not thinking "oh let me call my parents to get a ride". cmon, lets be real. How many of you have driven home after having one too many? As for the driver, he should be paying Mr. Baldwin for the rest of his life. Do you know how much money it takes to live the life of a parapalegic? Catheters, care takers, endless amounts of odds and ends that need to be paid for. Instead of getting mad at Mr. Baldwin why isnt anyone getting mad at the driver who was recently arrested for being on LSD at a concert? He's doing handstands on his facebook account and thats something that Mr. Baldwin will never be able to do again in his life.
Agnes Blumgarten

Westchester, IL

#299 Mar 3, 2009
Truth wrote:
To all of you who are bashing this article I think you need to take a long hard look at your morals. What really happened at the party? Poor Mrs. Pfiefer? Do you all know that the night of the party she was drinking with them and when her husband came home to see her allowing this they got into a fight and she (being drunk of course) threw an empty forty at her husbands head and caused him to go to the hosiptal. That's when he told everyone to leave. I'm pretty sure than when youre drinking youre not thinking "oh let me call my parents to get a ride". cmon, lets be real. How many of you have driven home after having one too many? As for the driver, he should be paying Mr. Baldwin for the rest of his life. Do you know how much money it takes to live the life of a parapalegic? Catheters, care takers, endless amounts of odds and ends that need to be paid for. Instead of getting mad at Mr. Baldwin why isnt anyone getting mad at the driver who was recently arrested for being on LSD at a concert? He's doing handstands on his facebook account and thats something that Mr. Baldwin will never be able to do again in his life.
Quit making excuses for for this loser. He made his own plight by being selfish. DO NOT CODDLE LAWBREAKING LOSERS.
FED UP

Lake Bluff, IL

#300 Mar 3, 2009
Truth wrote:
To all of you who are bashing this article I think you need to take a long hard look at your morals. What really happened at the party? Poor Mrs. Pfiefer? Do you all know that the night of the party she was drinking with them and when her husband came home to see her allowing this they got into a fight and she (being drunk of course) threw an empty forty at her husbands head and caused him to go to the hosiptal. That's when he told everyone to leave. I'm pretty sure than when youre drinking youre not thinking "oh let me call my parents to get a ride". cmon, lets be real. How many of you have driven home after having one too many? As for the driver, he should be paying Mr. Baldwin for the rest of his life. Do you know how much money it takes to live the life of a parapalegic? Catheters, care takers, endless amounts of odds and ends that need to be paid for. Instead of getting mad at Mr. Baldwin why isnt anyone getting mad at the driver who was recently arrested for being on LSD at a concert? He's doing handstands on his facebook account and thats something that Mr. Baldwin will never be able to do again in his life.
who made you an expert? the long hard look is at mr baldwin who was on probation who had wracked his car into a restaurant who had fled the police who had left his brother andrew for the police who had coke and pot in his system who asked the driver to go to his low life ex house in knollwood illinois to smoke more pot who was an immoral excuse for a man how dare you what do you think he never had the proper attitude to contact his old girlfriend except to brutally be unkind to her what kind of person do you think he is scum of the earth
FED UP

Lake Bluff, IL

#301 Mar 3, 2009
Agnes Blumgarten wrote:
<quoted text> Quit making excuses for for this loser. He made his own plight by being selfish. DO NOT CODDLE LAWBREAKING LOSERS.
thank you
person

Austin, TX

#304 Mar 3, 2009
you're the one with coke and pot in your system.
rosco

Chicago, IL

#305 Mar 4, 2009
Yes, more lawsuits! Bankrupt this decadent country called Amerika. Remember, nothing's your fault anymore. They should have warned you about what liquor and fast cars can do. Why don't they put warning labels on the steering wheel and windows of each car about its dangers?
gbk

United States

#306 Mar 4, 2009
These kids have no rules, daddy makes money the spend it, do drugs, drink, and expect daddy to bail them out...if true about mrs. p drinking with the kids, and mr. p going to the hospital then why didn't mr. baldwins lawyer tell that to the press???? So many stories, but only one is true.. I want to know what is happening with his civil suit against his one time friend who was driving...we don't hear about that one...
Hannah

United States

#307 Mar 6, 2009
I remember when this happened. They took out about 5 telephone poles. The driver was driving extremely fast and the part of the road they crashed was extrememly curvy. It's smart to go around 35 MPH on the curve. I am not sure how fast they were going.
uknowbest

Aurora, IL

#308 Mar 6, 2009
rosco wrote:
So who brought the beer? Perhaps he can sue the liquor store too?
the daughters did
uknowbest

Aurora, IL

#309 Mar 6, 2009
disgusted wrote:
knowing all the parties involved, I am disgusted at some of the assumptions by posters as a result of the Lake Forest address. Mr. Baldwin is from the Knollwood section of Lake Bluff zip code. He was a known drinker while he was in high school, and certainly not innocent or angelic by any means. Mrs Pheiffer can not monitor her children 24/7. Do any of you? The most obvious assumption would be that the older boys, who were out of High school, brought the beer in to the house. Sorry Georgie is paralyzed, but he made the decision time and time again to drink, only this time, he got in to the car with his drunk buddy, and now he can't walk.
When will the courts old people accountable for their own actions?
the slutt ass daughters brought the beer and mrs pfeifer is a alcoholic who got a dui picking the kids up from school and was arrested for beating her husbad and was son probation for it. the only reason they left was mr pfiefer came home found the beer and made the kids leave. george is by no means frinds with will
sickofFEDUplakef orest

Aurora, IL

#310 Mar 8, 2009
FED UP wrote:
<quoted text>who made you an expert? the long hard look is at mr baldwin who was on probation who had wracked his car into a restaurant who had fled the police who had left his brother andrew for the police who had coke and pot in his system who asked the driver to go to his low life ex house in knollwood illinois to smoke more pot who was an immoral excuse for a man how dare you what do you think he never had the proper attitude to contact his old girlfriend except to brutally be unkind to her what kind of person do you think he is scum of the earth
Why would they be going to go smoke more pot when they werent smoking pot that night oh i forgot u know everything
cat

Longwood, FL

#311 Mar 16, 2009
Hannah wrote:
I remember when this happened. They took out about 5 telephone poles. The driver was driving extremely fast and the part of the road they crashed was extrememly curvy. It's smart to go around 35 MPH on the curve. I am not sure how fast they were going.
they were going 120 MPH
cat

Longwood, FL

#312 Mar 16, 2009
George was just awarded over 30 million dollars from the drivers insurance company.

No one knows the real truth about what really happened. It is a sad and horrible story.

Drop all the drama please.
bella

Aurora, IL

#313 Apr 9, 2009
How about all of you who have no time on your hands who talk shit about this boy that you don't even know and you don't even know the whole story behind how he got injured shut your god damn mouths. I have a suggestion for all of you who post these comments on this innocent person none of you low life loser know shut up. I am sorry all of you are jealous and wish you had the millions he was granted with, and for you jason my boyfriend is paralized and we have a great sex life so Im sure he does as well. You deserve every penny you got because these low life loser have no clue of what you have go through and deal with on a daily basis. And for that bitch Mrs. Phifer who is the cause of this can rot in hell. So if you want to talk shit about anyone and blame anyone for this.....it's that drunk DFC obese crazy husband beater.
Hannah

Waukegan, IL

#315 Apr 19, 2009
bella relax and take a chill pill
george

Lake Bluff, IL

#316 Nov 13, 2009
nice life you have now, new truck, private assistant all day 24/7, sports at your finger tips, wow u really are suffering - not. stop your pity party baldwin

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