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Old 06-16-2016, 08:35 PM
 
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Mother of Olya Lipina who drowned at a Hamptons pool party is suing the hosts | Daily Mail Online

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A mother is suing the owners of a house in The Hamptons and 100 unnamed guests for $40million because they failed to notice her 29-year-old daughter had got drunk and drowned in their pool.
Russian-born Olya Lipina, an illustrator and graphic designer, died during an all-night party at the house in Hampton Bays, New York in July 2014.
But her body was only found around midday as it floated in the pool.

The New York Post said her mother, Alla Lipina-Skyba, from Brooklyn, has filed a civil lawsuit against the owners of the house, Laura Edith Kreft and Daniel and Linda Finer, but in an extraordinary twist she has also sued 100 revellers.

She claims they were negligent in allowing her daughter to get so drunk.
The New York Daily News said a friend called 911 when she found Miss Lipina in the pool but she was confirmed dead when paramedics arrived.

The lawsuit says the hosts and partygoers failed 'to respond to and or seek appropriate aid and assistance for Olya Lipina.'
It also says the defendants 'knew or should have known that Olya Lipina was intoxicated or becoming intoxicated' when she entered the pool.
The plaintiff is suing the hosts and revellers jointly for wrongful death, personal injury, conscious pain and suffering, asking for $10million for each cause of action.
None of those involved were available for comment.
Very sad indeed, but I don't think the couple let alone the guests should be held responsible. She was 29 and well old enough to be responsible for what happened to her as sad as it was.
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Old 06-16-2016, 11:38 PM
 
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It wasnt thier fault the daughter stupidly got drunk and fell in..... Im sorry to be blunt but its the truth!!
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Old 06-16-2016, 11:50 PM
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Location: Memphis - home of the king
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A frivolous lawsuit that's just another example of the "blame everyone but those responsible" attitude that's become so prevalent.
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Old 06-17-2016, 03:51 AM
 
Location: Rutherfordton,NC
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Like I keep saying NO personal responsibility anymore.
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Old 06-17-2016, 03:58 AM
 
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So it was okay for her to get so drunk/drugged that she didn't know what she was doing----but the other guests should have all been "designated drivers" and shouldn't have been allowed to party and do the same themselves? Why isn't she looking inward and seeing that she raised a daughter who didn't know the meaning of moderation and didn't respect her body and her self enough to not pour massive amounts of chemicals into it?
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Old 06-17-2016, 05:01 AM
 
Location: DFW - Coppell / Las Colinas
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A friend of mine daughter and playmate were murdered at his house. They were sued by the other family.

They sue to collect the insurance money.
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Old 06-17-2016, 07:13 AM
 
Location: Camberville
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A friend of mine daughter and playmate were murdered at his house. They were sued by the other family.

They sue to collect the insurance money.
This. This could be a requirement of life insurance.

It's like that case a few years ago where a young nephew accidentally seriously injured his aunt. He was 5 or 6 and it was just a freak accident. The aunt's insurance wouldn't cover the extensive medical care she needed unless she sued her sibling and nephew. It was either that, or be several hundreds of thousands out of pocket. She got reamed online, but it couldn't be helped.
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Old 06-17-2016, 08:10 AM
 
Location: SW Florida
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Is the mother grieving her daughter or looking to profit by her death? Yeah, if she wins, which I doubt, she will have a lot of money but will she have her daughter back?


The only negligence in this case was her daughter's own stupidity. One of my son's has a tendency to drink a little too much. If he went to a party, got drunk and drowned in his friend's swimming pool I would blame nobody but my son. This is just another case of someone looking to cash in on an unfortunate lack of judgment.
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Old 06-17-2016, 08:12 AM
 
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As tragic as this is, the lawsuit will be dismissed.
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Old 06-17-2016, 08:25 AM
 
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Assuming that this case was taken on contingency- I can't wrap my mind around a law firm thinking that it would be a good idea to basically "front the money" to find and serve process on 100 people in what amounts, literally, to a fishing expedition. SMH
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