Skip to comments.Judge rules Cornell, Ithaca can be sued over 2010 bridge suicide
Posted on 03/29/2014 7:15:11 PM PDT by Slings and Arrows
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City of Evil ping!
Chris Christie could have prevented this. lol
>> The judge
> The goblin
*shrug* It’s Ithaca.
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
So, the dead kid's lawyer dad wants $168m, does he?
He should lose and be required to reimburse the defendants for all costs.
But he FEEEEEEEELS so bad!
Grief is understandable. Coping with it by filing spurious lawsuits, not so much.
.........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.
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Not a complaint against you, sir.
I thought Gorging Out was an honored campus tradition.
Deep pockets > Deep gorge
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.
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.
So why did Howard drive his son, Bradley, to commit suicide?
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.
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.
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."
That picture is so cool. I went over that bridge at least twice every day (or its more modern replacement) for three years.
Hah! It's all lawyered up, today.