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Old 07-13-06, 02:18 PM
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Daughter sues parents after slipping on their driveway

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Daughter Who Surprised Mom With Birthday Visit Sues Parents

UPDATED: 2:17 pm CDT July 13, 2006

MADISON, Wis. -- An Illinois woman is suing her Wisconsin parents for maintaining an icy driveway that she blamed for a fall that broke her ankle two winters ago.

This week, a federal judge refused to toss out the lawsuit, setting up a trial for November.

Carriel Louah, 25, visited Darlington, Wis., to surprise her mother on her birthday in January 2005. But the next morning, she was injured when she slipped and fell on her parents' driveway. She filed suit against her parents earlier this year.

The daughter said that a letter from her mom apologizing months after the fall proves that her parents knew they had a defective gutter for years and did nothing about it.

She's seeking more than $75,000 in damages for medical bills and lost wages.

Her parents said that she can't prove the driveway was icy at the time or that their drainage system was faulty.

U.S. District Judge John Shabaz said that a jury should decide the matter.
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Old 07-13-06, 02:25 PM
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Nice!

This doesn't sound like one of those amicable suits between relatvies where the injured person is just going after the insurance money, and hte insured relative doesn't contest the matter. This sounds like it's causing bad blood. Cool.
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What did she bring the old lady for a birthday gift? An invoice?
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I was expecting a link to The Onion...
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wtf is wrong with people these days???
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I assume she grew up there and knew about the gutter and drainage problems? And walked on it anyway? And its your fucking parents, you ungrateful bitch!
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Can I sue my father for the daily beatings with his belt?
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I'm suing my parents for all my problems, because if they never "did it" I wouldn't exist and wouldn't have the problems!
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Originally Posted by Groucho
I'm suing my parents ... because if they never "did it" I wouldn't exist
I think all of us would like to get in on that as a class action.
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$75k FOR LOST WAGES FOR A BROKEN ANKLE?!?!? From her parents?
Must be a stripper.

Carriel Louah is a ****.
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Old 07-13-06, 03:59 PM
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Sounds like the daughter didn't have medical insurance and the parents didn't/couldn't help with the bills. Don't know what suing the parents would do unless they have liability insurance.
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How can we blame the "people" for these incredibly ridiculous lawsuits? Seems to me it is the fault of the idiot-f*ckjng judges across the country who allow these cases to be heard and subsequently rule in their favor.

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I can't say ****? Fuck.
You cannot even say Si***** (Sim-City) in here either.
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This is just a way to get money from insurance.
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That was my first thought too orangerory. Sometimes you need to do this as the insurance companies require this to take place as the mechanism for a claim. Because the daughter isn't living at home, she's probably not listed on the policy and therefore not eligible to claim directly from the insurance company.

Why are the parents contesting/defending it? Maybe they're required to under the terms of their policy. If the parents provide a half arsed defence (and lose), then they claim it back on their liability insurance. Assuming that's the case, everyone wins (except the insurance company).
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WTF? What a piece of shit a daughter she is.
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Guess she is out of the will and disowned.
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Originally Posted by Patrick G
How can we blame the "people" for these incredibly ridiculous lawsuits? Seems to me it is the fault of the idiot-f*ckjng judges across the country who allow these cases to be heard and subsequently rule in their favor.
All the judge has done is allow the case to be heard by a jury. The daughter may very well lose. Although you might find the parties in this particular case to be loathesome, dismissing a case simply because two adult litigants are related does not make sense.
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Fishy. Carriel M. Louah, AKA Carrie L M Louah, AKA Carrie Louah, formerly of Darlington, WI and currently of Rockford, IL... Wendi Louah (mom?) unsuccessfully sued St. Mary's Hospital several years ago...
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Other than the fact she's going after her parents, her 75k suit isn't that rediculous. I have a guy suing a building for 5,000,000 stemming from a fall he took when he tripped over a fuel line that was laying across the sidewalk. This 72 year old guy broke a finger! He did need to have a pin or some other hardware implanted...but still, 5 mil for a finger? Who does he think he is, Carlos Santana? Anyway, the attorney handling this case said that a broken finger is worth no more than about 25k...but in this case maybe 50 or so due to the extra complications. suing your parents is just plain rude.
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You know what? That 72-year old guy is a ****, too.
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Originally Posted by Patrick G
How can we blame the "people" for these incredibly ridiculous lawsuits? Seems to me it is the fault of the idiot-f*ckjng judges across the country who allow these cases to be heard and subsequently rule in their favor.

Why should a judge throw this case out? Because they're family? So what? The law doesn't say you can sue anyone who negligently causes an injury, unless it's family. The fact that the daughter was familiar with the property isn't dispositive - it's up to the trier of fact to determine whether the daughter's own negligence caused, in whole or in part, her injuries. In short, the court's job is to provide a forum for disputes like this. It's the responsibility of individuals to determine whether they can live with themselves after suing their own parents.

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Originally Posted by naughty jonny
That was my first thought too orangerory. Sometimes you need to do this as the insurance companies require this to take place as the mechanism for a claim. Because the daughter isn't living at home, she's probably not listed on the policy and therefore not eligible to claim directly from the insurance company.

Why are the parents contesting/defending it? Maybe they're required to under the terms of their policy. If the parents provide a half arsed defence (and lose), then they claim it back on their liability insurance. Assuming that's the case, everyone wins (except the insurance company).

Exactly.
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Originally Posted by BobDole42
All the judge has done is allow the case to be heard by a jury. The daughter may very well lose. Although you might find the parties in this particular case to be loathesome, dismissing a case simply because two adult litigants are related does not make sense.

What he said.
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