Skip to comments.Greenbrae shooting defendant sues 90-year-old man who was shot(San Francisco)
Posted on 10/25/2012 6:16:01 AM PDT by jakerobins
A 90-year-old Greenbrae man who was shot in the head during an alleged burglary has been sued by the alleged burglar.
Samuel Cutrufelli, who was also shot during the incident, claims Jay Leone "negligently shot" him during the confrontation inside Leone's home.
Cutrufelli, 31, claims Leone caused him "great bodily injury, and other financial damage, including loss of Mr. Cutrufelli's home, and also the dissolution of Mr. Cutrufelli's marriage."
Cutrufelli shot Leone once in the face during the alleged burglary, and Leone returned fire, hitting Cutrufelli several times. Both men were hospitalized for an extended period after the gun battle
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We don’t call it “Moron County” for nothin’, you know. A particularly air-headed section of the Bay Airhead Area...
Words fail me.
another instance where the lawyer should lose his law practice & license for wasting the court’s time and taxpayers money for a frivolous lawsuit.
LOL The perp told cops that he was shot in a “meth deal gone bad”. Sure, we believe that. Lot’s of 90 year old meth dealers running around in Marin county.
>>His lawyer, Sanford Troy should be taken out of the Courthouse to the nearest tree or utility pole and hung by the neck until dead, dead, dead and left there to rot as an object lesson to other lawyers and a deterrent to their wicked ways. /sarc
The only sarcasm I could find in that was the use of the word “wicked” instead of “stupid and greedy”. Any lawyer who would sue a 90 year old victim of a violent crime deserves exactly what you described.
Now this old man has to spend his kid’s inheritance to defend himself.
This is a perfect example of why we need better gun control. The old guy should have killed this thief and there would be no suit.
In California, the Rules of Professional Conduct state that an attorney has an ethical obligation “not to encourage the commencement of an action or proceeding for any corrupt motive of passion,” according to Cornell University Law School.
In other words, if a defendant is found not liable and wants to sue the plaintiff or the plaintiff’s attorney in retaliation, it is unethical for the defendant’s attorney to file the lawsuit if he is privy to this motive.
This means that an initial lawsuit can be corrupt as hell, but you can’t “sue back”, because that would be *not nice*.