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Old 08-05-2009, 08:04 PM
 
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Update on Newsday, her husband admitted to cops last week that she was a marijuana user, but no one else owned up to it.

They haven't searched their cabin at the campsite. That oughta be interesting.

Heck, I wonder what his employer is doing for him now? Maybe a promotion?
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Old 08-05-2009, 08:07 PM
 
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Husband is a security guard at Bethpage State Park.

Why should the campground be held liable? That's like saying a hotel is responsible for the behavior of their guests when they leave for home. Not a chance in the world that that will happen.
It probably depends on what the state law is on alcohol use in campgrounds (or if there is such a law). And whether they actually consumed the alcohol before getting in the car. I agree they probably shouldn't be held liable. Unfortunately they probably have deeper pockets than the husband so they will most likely be sued whether they're liable or not, with the idea of forcing a settlement out of them.
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Old 08-05-2009, 08:29 PM
 
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Why would they lie, and how would that make them responsible for what she did? Truth is they probably didn't even know.

I can understand wanting to hold someone responsible, that's for sure.

Would there be no indication/smell of any alcohol on her breath? What about body language, the way she was talking. It is hard to believe with the results of the test that all of her mannerisms did not wave a big red flag???
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Old 08-05-2009, 08:33 PM
 
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It probably depends on what the state law is on alcohol use in campgrounds (or if there is such a law). And whether they actually consumed the alcohol before getting in the car. I agree they probably shouldn't be held liable. Unfortunately they probably have deeper pockets than the husband so they will most likely be sued whether they're liable or not, with the idea of forcing a settlement out of them.
I agree, the attorneys are going to go for the deep pockets.
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Old 08-05-2009, 08:36 PM
 
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I agree, the attorneys are going to go for the deep pockets.
And the campground will end up paying the most for the actions of this family of jerks.
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Old 08-05-2009, 08:40 PM
 
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And the campground will end up paying the most for the actions of this family of jerks.
That is the sad part. What will anyone actually get out of the family? And, I stand to be corrected there are only certain policy limits on the auto insurance and it is probably not much.
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Old 08-05-2009, 08:49 PM
 
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That is the sad part. What will anyone actually get out of the family? And, I stand to be corrected there are only certain policy limits on the auto insurance and it is probably not much.
If NY has weak homestead protections, they could take the husband's house; maybe garnish wages, although that doesn't always work well.

I wonder if the boy who survived will make it? The only good thing is that he's so young, he may not remember a lot of this stuff.
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Old 08-05-2009, 08:56 PM
 
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If NY has weak homestead protections, they could take the husband's house; maybe garnish wages, although that doesn't always work well.

I wonder if the boy who survived will make it? The only good thing is that he's so young, he may not remember a lot of this stuff.

I am not sure, but many states, including Commonwealths have the homestead protection. I do not know how much they could garnish as a security guard. The sad part is that he has a son to raise and needs the money. Even though he was a young fella, he might suffer from PTSD, and he will grow up inevitably finding out the truth. That is the saddest part, children are so innocent.
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Old 08-05-2009, 09:05 PM
 
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Dian Schuler called her brother because her husband was out of reach on his cell phone. What I read in the papter was that he was fishing and they were to meet back at there home on Long Island in time for dinner. I just can't believe that a parent would knowingly let there spouse drive herself and 5 children home drunk and stoned. I just don't think he knew. This is a horrible story and very tragic and is starting to make no sense to me at all.
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Old 08-05-2009, 09:07 PM
 
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[quote=BLUEDIAMOND64;10134095]That is the sad part. What will anyone actually get out of the family? And, I stand to be corrected there are only certain policy limits on the auto insurance and it is probably not much


What is even more sadder is that the van she was driving in was registered to her brother not only did he loose all of his beloved children but now he will have to deal with lawsuits because the van was registered to him.
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