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    I get it too and I definitely think it warrants an investigation as to how he got this far and into the wheel but they are not responsible for his stupidity.

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    Everybody wants to sue. Sickening. I think a law should be passed to take out the monetary rewards of suing and just make it so we can create better standards and measures (maybe not in all cases, but lots of them anyway). Maybe these parents should instead of blaming everyone else figure out why their kid ran away. I feel bad that their son died like this..gosh it's horrible. But I don't think suing is right here.
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    Quote Originally Posted by ethanwinfield View Post
    I'm not so sure.


    I need more details to fully make a decision, but this quote jumped out at me. It's an airport. How did all of this happen? If this young man had installed an explosive devise on the plane, would we be saying he was just stupid and it's not anyone else's fault he had access to a plane? Or would those families have legitimate lawsuits because the airport wasn't properly monitored?
    Breaches of security happen all of the time. Wasn't there a kid who even got on a plane without a ticket etc recently? The airline implemented new security measures. I think it's high time people took responsibility for their own selves.
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    Quote Originally Posted by myyams View Post
    Breaches of security happen all of the time. Wasn't there a kid who even got on a plane without a ticket etc recently? The airline implemented new security measures. I think it's high time people took responsibility for their own selves.
    I find this to be stupid also. Why would one person's stupidity negate another's?

    All I'm saying, is if I were on that jury, I would listen to both sides before passing judgment. Secutiy breaches at an international airport should be that frequent.

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    Quote Originally Posted by ethanwinfield View Post
    I find this to be stupid also. Why would one person's stupidity negate another's?
    Because one person's stupidity was purposeful and the other was not. If someone robs a bank is it the bank's fault because they didn't hire enough guards?
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    Quote Originally Posted by myyams View Post
    Everybody wants to sue. Sickening. I think a law should be passed to take out the monetary rewards of suing and just make it so we can create better standards and measures (maybe not in all cases, but lots of them anyway). Maybe these parents should instead of blaming everyone else figure out why their kid ran away. I feel bad that their son died like this..gosh it's horrible. But I don't think suing is right here.
    Without large monetary rewards, companies don't always change their business practices. (e.g., Ford Pinto, tobacco companies) Also, sometimes there are life-long medical bills attached to injury. (Wasn't there a young girl whose suffered serious injuries when the pool drain suction was so severe it caused her intestinal injuries?)

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    Quote Originally Posted by GloriaInTX View Post
    Because one person's stupidity was purposeful and the other was not. If someone robs a bank is it the bank's fault because they didn't hire enough guards?
    So if they are breaching security all the time it's okay because it's not on purpose? How many people have to get by before it becomes purposeful?

    As for the bank...it depends. Let's say they have been robbed 20 times before and been told to hire security and improve their security measures. They don't and it keeps happening. At some point, they have to take the necessary precautions to prevent the injury. Like in any job, a certain risk is assumed, but if the company is violating OSHA laws or a directive from the state/federal government and something happens as a direct result, the company isn't off the hook.

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    Quote Originally Posted by ethanwinfield View Post
    Without large monetary rewards, companies don't always change their business practices. (e.g., Ford Pinto, tobacco companies) Also, sometimes there are life-long medical bills attached to injury. (Wasn't there a young girl whose suffered serious injuries when the pool drain suction was so severe it caused her intestinal injuries?)
    But in that case I'm pretty the girl had a right to be in the pool and wasn't performing a criminal act to be there.
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    Quote Originally Posted by ethanwinfield View Post
    As for the bank...it depends. Let's say they have been robbed 20 times before and been told to hire security and improve their security measures. They don't and it keeps happening. At some point, they have to take the necessary precautions to prevent the injury. Like in any job, a certain risk is assumed, but if the company is violating OSHA laws or a directive from the state/federal government and something happens as a direct result, the company isn't off the hook.
    No it doesn't depend. The robber should still have no right to sue. An employee maybe but not the robber.
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    Quote Originally Posted by GloriaInTX View Post
    Because one person's stupidity was purposeful and the other was not. If someone robs a bank is it the bank's fault because they didn't hire enough guards?
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    No it doesn't depend. The robber should still have no right to sue. An employee maybe but not the robber.
    I missed the part where you asked if the robber had the right to sue. If the employee has the right to sue their employer, than yes, to at least some extent, it is the bank's fault.

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