Saturday, November 20, 2010

Shameless Counter-Suing

So, a motorist hit a kid who was riding his bike near his house, killing him. The parents sued and won around $15,000 in damages. According to the prosecutors, the driver in question was doing 83 in a 45mph zone AND recklessly passing another car when he hit the young man. In all fairness, $15,000 is pretty conservative - they could have drove him into the ground. In addition, the man is going to prison for 10 years as this is the cherry on top of several drunk driving convictions. You'd think this sad story would end there, right?

Nope.

http://www.google.com/hostednews/ap/article/ALeqM5gLk4dFEMQUjI2-XKYd4IzMQ3lV1A?docId=f256dd857e7d460fb3437a211b93e305

The now-prisoner David Weaving is counter-suing the parents of 'contributory negligence' because they allowed their son to ride his bike in the street without a helmet.

What an enormous dick.

This is what really gets me, though:

"The Kenneys say Weaving's license should have been permanently revoked in 1999 under state law because of the multiple convictions. They're seeking permission from the state claims commissioner to sue the Department of Motor Vehicles and its commissioner, Robert Ward.

"The department has acknowledged it made a mistake in not revoking Weaving's license and said it has taken steps to prevent similar problems."

If the government had done its job in the first place, this man wouldn't have been on the road in the first place. And you know what their response is to this fact being point out to them? They acknowledged they made a mistake and have taken steps to prevent similar problems. What a gigantic, steaming load of elephant crap that is. How many times have you heard a government agency say "Our mistake. We've taken steps to correct the issue" ? It's just enough impersonal ambiguity to make me want to smash some heads in at their office. They didn't even have enough time to write a personal apology.

Dicks... dicks everywhere.

12 comments:

  1. your post today is amaizing! i like it!
    supportin & follouing!

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  2. think he didn't accept he killed a kid out of his own negligence

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  3. jesus. counter-sue for kid not wearing a helmet. this guy deserves more than 10 years. he took a life for sake. anyways. good catch here.

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  4. wow that guy is just money hungry! What an asshole!

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  5. Arghh... Not even money or justice can give back the loose of that kid. Parent's must be destroyed inside =(

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  6. it's a sad day when you realize you realize just how much money your child's life is worth in damages.

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  7. I personally hate our current legal system- it's too EASY to sue people.

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  8. this countesuit will probably not manifest into anything and will be dismissed rather quickly; and as for "It's just enough impersonal ambiguity to make me want to smash some heads in at their office," bureaucratic diffusion of responsibility ftw; also, if you do decide to smash some heads in at their office, make sure you find something that is easy to use, light, and will not break under pressure; something that is efficient, because bureaucracies really value efficiency; ya know, make them die with a smile on their face =D

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  9. very sad to hear. but agree with previous posters.. that counter suit will probably be dismissed.

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  10. Although assaild with fortune fierce and keen, Following!

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