Get drunk, fall out of window, then sue

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It makes me seethe with rage :evil:

It's a pity that self-inflicted injuries like this are allowed to go to court in the first place.

It ends up costing us all more in the form of premiums.
 
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"She also claims that the window she fell from failed to meet building regulations because it was able to open twelve inches"

it can't be easy to fall out of a window that opens 12 inches.
 
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In loco parentis

The term in loco parentis, Latin for "in the place of a parent" or "instead of a parent,"[1] refers to the legal responsibility of a person or organization to take on some of the functions and responsibilities of a parent. Originally derived from British common law, it is applied in two separate areas of the law.

First, it allows institutions such as colleges and schools to act in the best interests of the students as they see fit, although not allowing what would be considered violations of the students' civil liberties.[1]

Second, this doctrine can provide a non-biological parent to be given the legal rights and responsibilities of a biological parent if they have held themselves out as the parent. [2]

The in loco parentis doctrine is distinct from the doctrine of parens patriae, the psychological parent doctrine, and adoption.[3] In the United States, the parental liberty doctrine imposes constraints upon the operation of the in loco parentis doctrine.[4]
 
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I suppose then I could say che palle, which in this case would mean what a lot of b°ll°cks.
 
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WDIK";p="1249983 said:
In loco parentis

Had she fallen out of a window at home would she be suing her parents? No.

Parents and those In Loco Parentis have responsibilities but are not to blame for the drunken behaviour of individuals.

This young lady should think of herself as a survivor, not as a victim.

As victims go, she is a victim of her own irresponsible and stupid behaviour. :evil:
 
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hope they counter sue for damage to the pavement, cleaning of the pavement and emotional trauma caused to the staff...
 
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"She also claims that the window she fell from failed to meet building regulations because it was able to open twelve inches"

it can't be easy to fall out of a window that opens 12 inches.

well the law is the law if it had of only opened 4inches she wouldnt of fallen out of it so i think they are liable.
 
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well the law is the law if it had of only opened 4inches she wouldnt of fallen out of it so i think they are liable.

If instead, she had been burnt in a fire, would she then sue if the windows only opened 4".

It beggars belief, that drunks think they should be someone elses responsibility.
 
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The time to start getting angry is when cases are won/lost. Many times the press get hold of these things... then when they are thrown out of court this is NOT reported.
 
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problem is,

insurance company, fearful of mega-payout, settles out-of-court....

The rest of the people paying inflated premiums are the losers.
 
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The issue comes down to the duty of care of the school.

The claimant being drunk may not be a significant factor, if the window was faulty, unsafe or not to any applicable regulations, then the school has breached their duty of care.

If a sober person had sat on the cill, or a younger child, or a visiting person etc, then the result may have been the same.

If the claimant's drunkenness contributed, then damages will be reduced accordingly, but the liability of the school would still remain.

Not all these claimants are gold-diggers ... some are genuine
 
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Yeah right!
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It's already been said, but you REALLY have to work at accidentally falling out of a window that only opens 12 inches!! I'd have real difficulty wriggling through a gap that small.

Isn't it more likely that, p*ssed as she was, she was trying to climb out of the window to go and rejoin the party she'd just been dragged out of by staff.
 
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