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Judge rules Cornell, Ithaca can be sued over 2010 bridge suicide
Ithaca Journal | Mar 25, 2014 | D.W. Nutt

Posted on 03/29/2014 7:15:11 PM PDT by Slings and Arrows

Link and title only - Gannett.


TOPICS: Crime/Corruption; Culture/Society; Government; US: New York
KEYWORDS: cityofevil; ithaca
Once again, Statism turns on its servants.
1 posted on 03/29/2014 7:15:11 PM PDT by Slings and Arrows
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To: Behind Liberal Lines

City of Evil ping!


2 posted on 03/29/2014 7:15:37 PM PDT by Slings and Arrows (Richard Warman censors free speech.)
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To: Slings and Arrows

Chris Christie could have prevented this. lol


3 posted on 03/29/2014 7:22:15 PM PDT by cripplecreek (REMEMBER THE RIVER RAISIN!)
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To: Slings and Arrows
The judge

The goblin

4 posted on 03/29/2014 7:42:16 PM PDT by bigheadfred
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To: bigheadfred

>> The judge

> The goblin

*shrug* It’s Ithaca.


5 posted on 03/29/2014 7:43:43 PM PDT by Slings and Arrows (Richard Warman censors free speech.)
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To: Slings and Arrows

and they would not otherwise have gotten a hold of some friends pills???, and then the “negligence” suit would have been against those friends for not locking up their pills??; or they could have gone to the hardware and bought some rope, and then the hardware would have been sued for selling the rope???, ect., ect., ect.,

we have a disease when the assumption is ALWAYS if something bad happens there is someone to be sued for it, it can NEVER simply be the “fault” of those involved themselves


6 posted on 03/29/2014 7:49:23 PM PDT by Wuli
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To: Slings and Arrows

So, the dead kid's lawyer dad wants $168m, does he?

He should lose and be required to reimburse the defendants for all costs.

7 posted on 03/29/2014 8:05:26 PM PDT by cynwoody
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To: Wuli

But he FEEEEEEEELS so bad!


8 posted on 03/29/2014 8:09:39 PM PDT by Slings and Arrows (Richard Warman censors free speech.)
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To: cynwoody

Grief is understandable. Coping with it by filing spurious lawsuits, not so much.


9 posted on 03/29/2014 8:10:25 PM PDT by Slings and Arrows (Richard Warman censors free speech.)
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To: Slings and Arrows

.........I’ve been down this road in Texas Courts. Meaning I was up against very influential people who literally own judges through long in place mechanisms that would take too long to discuss here.

But, this NY judge likely made this ruling (in my opinion) based upon favoritism to somebody who knew somebody that was close to this lawyer/daddy. We call it “the 19th hole” ruling. Sometimes we have an honest judge down here but we are known all over the world for our corrupt court system and judges. That’s point one.

Point two is that in Texas a large % of “summary judgments” are reversed on appeal. One reason that is true is that it was recognized long ago that “the system” simply could not be purged completely of the “good ole boy system” when individual courts and judges were involved. In truth, corruption is rampant. I predict this
ruling will be be reversed. I had one case at the Texas Supreme Court and they sat on it for 4 years until my billionaire defendant was able to buy em off without getting caught.

Don’t worry about proving anything either. That’s covered up by clever use of attorney client privilege and general corruption of the specific lawyers involved.


10 posted on 03/29/2014 8:36:57 PM PDT by Cen-Tejas (it's the debt bomb stupid!)
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To: Slings and Arrows
the bridge doesn't even belong to Cornell...
11 posted on 03/29/2014 8:40:31 PM PDT by Chode (Stand UP and Be Counted, or line up and be numbered - *DTOM* -vvv- NO Pity for the LAZY - 86-44)
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To: Slings and Arrows

Pi55ywebsite demands cookies? effem


12 posted on 03/29/2014 8:42:44 PM PDT by BenLurkin (This is not a statement of fact. It is either opinion or satire; or both.)
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To: Slings and Arrows

Not a complaint against you, sir.


13 posted on 03/29/2014 8:43:01 PM PDT by BenLurkin (This is not a statement of fact. It is either opinion or satire; or both.)
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To: Slings and Arrows

I thought Gorging Out was an honored campus tradition.


14 posted on 03/29/2014 8:46:25 PM PDT by kaehurowing
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To: BenLurkin

No worries.


15 posted on 03/29/2014 8:49:13 PM PDT by Slings and Arrows (Richard Warman censors free speech.)
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To: Chode

Deep pockets > Deep gorge


16 posted on 03/29/2014 8:50:14 PM PDT by Slings and Arrows (Richard Warman censors free speech.)
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To: Slings and Arrows

There was a pedestrian suspension footbridge over the Fall Creek Gorge back in 1943 (built, I think, in 1913). My Dad led his Marine platoon over the bridge in lockstep (violating the rules, natch) and really got the bridge swaying. Of course, those Marines thought that was great fun. Sure glad he lived to tell me all about it.


17 posted on 03/29/2014 9:22:47 PM PDT by ProtectOurFreedom
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To: Slings and Arrows; Hieronymus; VampireStateNY; governsleastgovernsbest; gaspar; NativeNewYorker; ...
Ithaca is the City of Evil.


18 posted on 03/29/2014 9:25:38 PM PDT by Behind Liberal Lines
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To: Slings and Arrows
100%, and i have no sympathy for Big RED and their Ho Chi Minh square...
19 posted on 03/29/2014 9:25:58 PM PDT by Chode (Stand UP and Be Counted, or line up and be numbered - *DTOM* -vvv- NO Pity for the LAZY - 86-44)
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To: ProtectOurFreedom
Found a pic. Bridge design has evolved a lot in 100 years.


20 posted on 03/29/2014 9:26:24 PM PDT by ProtectOurFreedom
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To: ProtectOurFreedom

The same situation came about during my training at Camp Hood Texas in early 1944, A platoon sgt. the day before during a very heavy rain did not break cadence for his platoon when crossing a swollen stream. The bridge tumbled and several soldiers with full back pack got tossed out and drowned. Lesson learned the next day for our platoon. My recall is that it was scary enough.


21 posted on 03/29/2014 9:48:22 PM PDT by noinfringers2
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To: Behind Liberal Lines

So why did Howard drive his son, Bradley, to commit suicide?


22 posted on 03/30/2014 4:26:10 AM PDT by Jimmy Valentine's brother ("When leftists don’t get their way, they start shooting people and bombing buildings." - rr)
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To: Slings and Arrows

Unless the bridge fell down onto the kid and killed him, how on earth is the kid’s suicide due to faulty maintenance. The only connection I see here is the leap - both in liberal logic and the kid’s chosen method of suicide.


23 posted on 03/30/2014 4:38:17 AM PDT by liberalh8ter (The only difference between flash mob 'urban yutes' and U.S. politicians is the hoodies.)
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Man Rescued From Icy Connecticut River In Hartford [after attempted suicide jump from the Bulkeley Bridge]

This episode has *FAIL* written all over it....since they were unable to talk him down....and....wait for the comic gold..... **Assistant Chief Jay Silver went to the roof of a building on East River Drive in East Hartford to get a view of the man and direct rescuers to him. He stepped onto a snow-covered skylight and fell through, dropping 16 feet to a stairwell landing and another 6 feet to the landing below, Silver broke his ankle and may have broken his nose...

I'm sorry Silver was injured but they should have left this druggie to his ultimate fate.

24 posted on 03/30/2014 4:57:58 AM PDT by Daffynition ("If you think you can do a thing or think you can't do a thing, you're right." ~ Henry Ford)
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To: Slings and Arrows
What's tragic is that Cornell is infamous for its high rate of student suicides, particularly by jumping from bridges, and has been for decades.

The article notes the number of jumping deaths between 1990 and 2010.

However, Cornell was already infamous for jumping deaths when I attended graduate school in the northeast in the late 1970s.

Before reading this story, if you had asked me what Cornell was known for, I would have answered "hotel and restaurant management, trying to endure Ithaca winters, and students committing suicide by jumping from bridges."

25 posted on 03/30/2014 6:10:44 AM PDT by Scoutmaster (Is it solipsistic in here, or is it just me?)
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To: ProtectOurFreedom

That picture is so cool. I went over that bridge at least twice every day (or its more modern replacement) for three years.


26 posted on 03/30/2014 9:53:00 AM PDT by kidd
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To: ProtectOurFreedom
Found a pic. Bridge design has evolved a lot in 100 years.

Hah! It's all lawyered up, today.

Location.

27 posted on 03/30/2014 11:08:51 AM PDT by cynwoody
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