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Old 06-03-2016, 06:25 AM
 
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Give me a break, Why not sue the phone manufacture as well, after all they allowed the app to be installed, and the car manufacture too, for building a car that can go that fast :eyeroll:
Not so fast...

If it can be shown that the app encourages people to do these things and all they post is a simple warning not to, then liability exists.

To be sure, the victim is seeking deep pockets as his care has/will cost many millions, but he has the very right to sue and bring in snap.
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Old 06-03-2016, 06:31 AM
 
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If daddy is stupid enough to buy there teenage daughter a mercedes. Then I am sure he is stupid enough to pay for her thousands if not hundreds of thousands of dollar in legal fees and claims court fees. That is... if he has any money left after she is sued for giving someone permanent brain damage....
If she is a minor, he is financially responsible. There were no charges listed regarding the cell phone? Oversight?
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Old 06-03-2016, 06:54 AM
 
Location: San Antonio, TX USA
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Not so fast...

If it can be shown that the app encourages people to do these things and all they post is a simple warning not to, then liability exists.
That's BS! So then, why not sue Budweiser when some one is killed in a drunk driving accident?
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Old 06-03-2016, 07:14 AM
 
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Give me a break, Why not sue the phone manufacture as well, after all they allowed the app to be installed, and the car manufacture too, for building a car that can go that fast :eyeroll:
Oh please! McGee made a conscious decision to clock her speed by that specific app which ruined
Maynard's life. AND even though Snapchat discourages their community from using the speed
filter while driving, "Do Not Snap and Drive," why have that type of function when every car has a
speedometer? and


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Not so fast...
If it can be shown that the app encourages people to do these things and all they post is a simple warning not to, then liability exists.
To be sure, the victim is seeking deep pockets as his care has/will cost many millions, but he has the very right to sue and bring in snap.
^^^Exactly.
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Old 06-03-2016, 07:16 AM
 
Location: Mount Airy, Maryland
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That's BS! So then, why not sue Budweiser when some one is killed in a drunk driving accident?
Because there is a difference between drinking 2 Budweisers at a picnic and drinking 10 before slamming into another car. What this product is allegedly designed to do is essentially making the user drink 10 beers and drive.
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Old 06-03-2016, 08:29 AM
 
Location: Bel Air, California
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He got 0 prison time.

I doubt that she will either
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Old 06-03-2016, 08:49 AM
 
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That's BS! So then, why not sue Budweiser when some one is killed in a drunk driving accident?
People do- all the time. But for now booze manufacturers are far enough away and removed from people's actions that they have insulation. But remember, that same insulation broke down for the tobacco companies.


In this case, there is a very direct causal relationship between the app and its use. At least it's closer and more direct that beer. It's like when a auto repair shop has a sign about not being responsible if you enter the garage and fall. Those signs are 100% worthless.
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Old 06-03-2016, 10:55 AM
 
Location: Birmingham, Alabama
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Somebody in the ATL gonna get rich. unfortunately, only his family will benefit because he's got permanent brain damage, according to the article. I hope the driver never is allowed to drive again.
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Old 06-03-2016, 12:13 PM
 
Location: southern kansas
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Somebody in the ATL gonna get rich. unfortunately, only his family will benefit because he's got permanent brain damage, according to the article. I hope the driver never is allowed to drive again.
If you want a punishment for her that will really get her attention, then ban her from ever having access to any social media... or just lock her up and take away her phone.
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Old 06-03-2016, 12:50 PM
 
Location: OC, CA
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It's scary driving in So Cal at times, I pull up next to people driving 60 MPH with a wide space between car in front texting and trying to drive safely.
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