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Shoot someone, get sued, and money changes hands...

Discussion in 'General Gun Discussions' started by SomeKid, Mar 4, 2006.

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  1. SomeKid

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    http://www.kansas.com/mld/kansas/14006064.htm

    It is true, if you shoot someone in self-defense, you may get sued civilly.

    A lot of money changed hands here, I bet he was sorry he did what he did.

    (Yes, I am being vague and making you read the story.)
     
  2. Warren

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    HAHAHAHAHAHAHA
     
  3. Zen21Tao

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    LOL..... I love it. Maybe assailents turned "victims" will think twice before suing someone that just did what was required to defend thenselves.
     
  4. homeka45

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    A most sensible jury, plus the perps ambulance chaser gets didley squat.:neener:
     
  5. Zen21Tao

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    I bet he worked both the criminal and civil cases on a contengency basis for a percentage of the civil recovery. I guess he earned his percentage of nothing. But, real justice would be if the lawyer had to pay a percentage of the attackers loss. :D
     
  6. Jeff White

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    Well, since you forced everyone to read the story, I thought I would put it here. It's always a good idea to cut and paste the article or if it's a very long one, at least enough so that we can get the gist of the story. This not only helps people on dial up connections who may be having to load a page full of pictures, it helps things months down the road. Links on news sites often go dead fairly quickly, and then if someone brings the thread up in a search, it's often impossible to find the article everyone is commenting on.

    Jeff


     
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    I don't have to worry about that in WA State. In cases where self defense shall be ruled the cause, I cannot be held civilly liable by the shot person, thier reletives, or thier friends. Also, court costs are waived for a positive self-defense verdict. About the only bitch I have with WA is the outright ban on NFA devices, (except for silencers and AOW, those are allowed).
     
  8. brufener

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    Thats a pretty good idea - sue the person who you had to shoot in self defense. The only problem I see is it being worth lawyer's fees. If you could get a lawyer to sue on a contingent fee for money collected, then you would be good to go. The way I see it, most people who get shot while attacking homeowners (or burglarizing homes) don't have any money to pay the court judgment.
     
  9. 4v50 Gary

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    Just another reason why we need tort reform in this nation. No right of self defense anymore without it.
     
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    Gary, did you read the article? The crook is the one who has to pay, not the good guy. I'm all for it!
     
  11. RaetherEnt

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    Wow! Finally something I can really call justice in my home state of Kansas. If we could only get these jurors elected, maybe we would FINALLY join America and get our CCW.
     
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    i doubt something like this would ever happen in new york, this smells to much like sensable justice
     
  13. ChickenHawk

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    Actually, this quote bothers me a bit:

    I guess they came to the right conclusion, but it has the feel of a statement from people who don't understand the right (and the need) for people to be able to defend themselves.

    Anyway, good story!

    ChickenHawk
     
  14. Jubei

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    All I can say is; "B.D.T. - 'Bout D*mn Time" It gets so annoying to keep hearing about the BG sueing and winning a boat-load of money for being a dill-monkey. "I was trying to rob this guy and he stuck his finger in my eye struggling with me. Now i have headaches and people laugh at me. If he woulda just given me his money this wouldn't have happened."

    Too bad part of the settlement wasn't the option to waive the money and just shoot him again.:D

    Jubei
     
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