Thursday, February 07, 2008

Karmic justice?

Man is speeding (70mph in a 55mph zone), man hits teenage boy, teenage boy dies, man sues parents of teenage boy for nearly $30,000 in damages. Village comes to near riot in courthouse. Man drops lawsuit.

The fine details of the story include the man not being charged, but there being a 2-3 day window of appeal by the parents of the victim, that window passing, then the man brings the lawsuit. The area the incident happened in was so appalled they flooded the courthouse to the point where the driver knew he wouldn't win, and dropped the case. Additionally, the man may be on the hook for charges after all, due to the outraged masses causing some local political pressure.