Karma12 wrote:She was such a beautiful person, it makes me sick to think that she is now, in death, being used for things that she opposed in life.
Case can be found here: http://www.sccaseinfo.org/
Case #: 1-05-CV-037026
One of the things I really abhior about my country. I spent some time in another place and the attitude was far different when it came to righting wrongs.
are being sued by her estate
Which is why it angered me to find out that Kathy's family has initiated a lawsuit for potentially millions of dollars against Burning Man and the camp organizer, and plans to join every individual present in the camp that year - about 70 people!
desertswine wrote:As this situation does suck,if the family is bringing suite against BM and the Camp,crap why not sue the entire medical crew who attempted to save her!And another Crap...why not me (Lothos) and a ranger who stood guard over her remains.This is going to put a damper on things.Lothos
Kinetic IV wrote:.... Can the plaintiffs actually sue all 70 people in the theme camp even if they had no part in what happened?
Kinetic IV wrote:. I'm asking because if this is the case I could see it putting a serious chill on the event in the future as people will worry about this sort of thing and scale back what they do.
Kinetic IV wrote:. A secondary question is doesn't the notice on the back of the ticket carry any legal weight as a shield in this situation?
Kinetic IV wrote:...I'm looking at this from a "future of the event" perspective
The thing is, you can't fill that hole with money.
And i have to wonder that even if Kathy could have signed away her right to sue, could she have signed away her family's.Ron wrote:Nope, not really. :) You can't sign away your right to sue, in most circumstances, nor can you give yourself immunity from negligence suits via prior notification of your negligence. The details will matter hugly on this one. What states everyone is from, where the suit takes place, who's being sued, and so so on but basically if you think the ticket notice is anything other than a legal fig leaf, and wonderful text for other reasons, I think you're fooling yourself.
Anymore than you can fill the hole with the useless speculation that you insist on spurting forth in this thread.
Besides, the family was setting up a non-profit--art for high school students, I believe. If it all goes to that with no salery for the family (and there's no reason to say that it won't) is that "greed"?
Karma12 wrote:This is a warning to all of you - better hope this year that one of your campmates doesn't slip and fall, or else next year you may be looking at a process server and potential bankruptcy.
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