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+ - New York Judge rules 6-year-old can be sued-> 4

Submitted by suraj.sun
suraj.sun (1348507) writes "A girl can be sued over accusations she ran over an elderly woman with her training bicycle when she was 4 years old, a New York Supreme Court justice has ruled.

The ruling by King's County Supreme Court Justice Paul Wooten stems from an incident in April 2009 when Juliet Breitman and Jacob Kohn, both aged four, struck an 87-year-old pedestrian, Claire Menagh, with their training bikes.

Menagh underwent surgery for a fractured hip and died three months later.

In a ruling made public late Thursday, the judge dismissed arguments by Breitman's lawyer that the case should be dismissed because of her young age. He ruled that she is old enough to be sued and the case can proceed.

"For infants above the age of 4, there is no bright-line rule," Wooten wrote, adding that the girl had been three months shy of turning 5.

Reuters: http://www.reuters.com/article/idUSTRE69S4ZE20101029"

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New York Judge rules 6-year-old can be sued

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  • by TheLink (130905)
    What next? Sue dogs when they bite someone instead of the dog owners? How about kangaroos?
    • The other question that begs asking is, what exactly do they expect to get out of a 6-year-old once they've successfully sued her? Her jar of saved pennies? Sure, that will bring Grandma back.
  • Maybe it is just that I speak American instead of English, and they tend to sound similar, but "infants above the age of 4"??? On what planet is a 4 year old an infant?
  • by Poingggg (103097)

    More proof that the American juridical system is totally f*cked up. Idiots!

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