Minnesota Supreme Court says Lonsdale couple not liable for inj...

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A homeowner does not have a duty to screw an empty bookcase to the wall to prevent it from tipping over, because it was not "reasonably foreseeable" that a 3-year-old would injure himself by trying to climb it, the Minnesota Supreme Court has ruled.
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“Puppet At State Fair”

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Incredible wrote:
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Don't bet on it...we just started a 4-year journey of entitlement the likes of which we have never seen...
And you get nothing. What a shame.
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May 15, 2009
 
just me wrote:
<quoted text>I believe the article said the father sued.. not the mother.
Good call.
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May 15, 2009
 
Incredible wrote:
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Don't bet on it...we just started a 4-year journey of entitlement the likes of which we have never seen...
The one big problem with your direction of thinking, this happened under a Democratic administration!
Football Fool

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#25
May 15, 2009
 
Page continues to amaze me with his moronic decision making.
Gndydncr

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May 15, 2009
 
Football Fool wrote:
Page continues to amaze me with his moronic decision making.
How do we impeach a supreme court justice (or injustice)?
Heetcpa

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#27
May 15, 2009
 
This happened to my son when he was about 4. My bookcase was more like a very heavy stereo cabinet/bookcase, with the stereo and other heavy items in it. It fell on my son when he climbed it and broke his leg. I was very fortunate because half of it landed on the arm of a sofa first, then sort of rolled over onto him. If the sofa had not been there, I believed it could have killed him! I never thought about that possibility until I saw it happen first.
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#28
May 15, 2009
 
Oh yeah, and I thought about sueing my wife and other children, but thought better of it. I knew it wasn't my fault :)
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#29
May 15, 2009
 
And so, they're supposed attach a bookcase to the wall immediately upon moving in case your little brat comes over and climbs on their stuff? Sounds like you should have been watching him.
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#30
May 15, 2009
 
That's it! Everyone who enters my house has to sign a waiver!
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The homeowner ought to sue the Foss family for the mental trauma they have caused...after all, they have to look at that bookcase every day now
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NoDoubt wrote:
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The one big problem with your direction of thinking, this happened under a Democratic administration!
Great catch, genius! Now that you gave your history lesson, perhaps you can read that I replying to another persons comment. I never claimed it was a Democrat issue...just that the current administration is very much supporting a lack of personal responsibility and an increase in the entitlement mentality.

“Here I come to save the Day!”

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May 15, 2009
 
abc wrote:
I thought the fact that the parents were friends was pretty interesting also. AND moving into a new place/unpacking, etc. Jeez! Close personal friends... yeah, let's sue them!
Uff dah.
You do understand they were suing their insurance company not them. Although a lame claim which I am glad was ruled correctly.
Jesse M

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May 15, 2009
 
Grandmaster G wrote:
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You do understand they were suing their insurance company not them. Although a lame claim which I am glad was ruled correctly.
Since I pay for my insurance coverage, they are suing me and collecting through my insurance company. If this is because my insurance wouldn't pay medical bills I would stand next to them in court. If it is because they are claiming negligence on my part (in this situation), they using the system for a pay day. And they are doing it at my expense since my insurance company would then be raising my premiums.

It was said earlier, way to take responsibility and be a friend.

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Gndydncr wrote:
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How do we impeach a supreme court justice (or injustice)?
I say just your opinion should be enough to do it, as you are such a recognized leader in the confederacy of dunces.
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Incredible wrote:
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Great catch, genius! Now that you gave your history lesson, perhaps you can read that I replying to another persons comment. I never claimed it was a Democrat issue...just that the current administration is very much supporting a lack of personal responsibility and an increase in the entitlement mentality.
Facts please?

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Jesse M wrote:
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Since I pay for my insurance coverage, they are suing me and collecting through my insurance company. If this is because my insurance wouldn't pay medical bills I would stand next to them in court. If it is because they are claiming negligence on my part (in this situation), they using the system for a pay day. And they are doing it at my expense since my insurance company would then be raising my premiums.
It was said earlier, way to take responsibility and be a friend.
Jesse,
It you are playing frisbee in your best friends back yard, you trip in a gopher hole and break your leg, needing surgery and you miss a month of work. Do you take responsibility and be a friend or do you sue his insurance company.
Insurance is for a reason. Not to be abused but to be used when needed.
Jesse M

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Grandmaster G wrote:
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Jesse,
It you are playing frisbee in your best friends back yard, you trip in a gopher hole and break your leg, needing surgery and you miss a month of work. Do you take responsibility and be a friend or do you sue his insurance company.
Insurance is for a reason. Not to be abused but to be used when needed.
I agree with you 100%. And like I said, if it were my friend fighting my insurance company I would be sitting right next to him in the court room. Now, if said friend was playing frisbee blind folded will drinking in my backyard while I was in the house, then sued on the basis that I was negligent. That is, in my opinion, abusing insurance.

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