Minnesota Supreme Court says Lonsdale...

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

There are 37 comments on the TwinCities.com story from May 14, 2009, titled Minnesota Supreme Court says Lonsdale couple not liable for inj.... In it, TwinCities.com reports that:

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”

Since: Mar 09

Nowthen, MN

#22 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...
And you get nothing. What a shame.
Gndydncr

Fargo, ND

#23 May 15, 2009
just me wrote:
<quoted text>I believe the article said the father sued.. not the mother.
Good call.
NoDoubt

Saint Paul, MN

#24 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

Lakeville, MN

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

Fargo, ND

#26 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

Orlando, FL

#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.
Heetcpa

Orlando, FL

#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 :)
Whatever

Olathe, KS

#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.
heebeejeebee

Minneapolis, MN

#30 May 15, 2009
That's it! Everyone who enters my house has to sign a waiver!
juanpablo

Denver, CO

#31 May 15, 2009
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
Incredible

Saint Paul, MN

#32 May 15, 2009
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!”

Since: Jan 09

Gothem city

#33 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

Saint Paul, MN

#34 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.

“Puppet At State Fair”

Since: Mar 09

Nowthen, MN

#35 May 15, 2009
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.
Natasha Badanaff

Minneapolis, MN

#36 May 16, 2009
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?

“Here I come to save the Day!”

Since: Jan 09

Gothem city

#37 May 16, 2009
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

Somerset, KY

#38 May 17, 2009
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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