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Will You Think Twice About Being a Good Samaritan

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This goes so far beyond a frivilous lawsuit!  What is happening to our court systems?  Are the individuals we put in there learning from the Politicians that so many people vote in?

I just don’t get how a court could rule this way.  I mean next thing we’ll see is that someone can be charged with murder if they are at an accident scene, but don’t want to take the risk of being a Good Samaritan.

Maybe someone can explain this logic to me, because I can’t figure it out.

Via (FoxNews)

Calif. Court: Would-be Good Samaritan can be sued

LOS ANGELES —  Proving that no good deed goes unpunished, the state’s high court on Thursday said a would-be Good Samaritan accused of rendering her friend paraplegic by pulling her from a wrecked car “like a rag doll” can be sued.

California’s Supreme Court ruled that the state’s Good Samaritan law only protects people from liability if the are administering emergency medical care, and that Lisa Torti’s attempted rescue of her friend didn’t qualify.

Justice Carlos Moreno wrote for a unanimous court that a person is not obligated to come to someone’s aid.

“If, however, a person elects to come to someone’s aid, he or she has a duty to exercise due care,” he wrote.

Torti had argued that she should still be protected from a lawsuit because she was giving “medical care” when she pulled her friend from a car wreck.

Alexandra Van Horn was in the front passenger seat of a car that slammed into a light pole at 45 mph on Nov. 1, 2004, according to her negligence lawsuit.

Torti was a passenger in a car that was following behind the vehicle and stopped after the crash. Torti said when she came across the wreck she feared the car was going to explode and pulled Van Horn out. Van Horn testified that Torti pulled her out of the wreckage “like a rag doll.” Van Horn blamed her friend for her paralysis.

Whether Torti is ultimately liable is still to be determined, but Van Horn’s lawsuit can go forward, the Supreme Court ruled.

Beverly Hills lawyer Robert Hutchinson, who represented Van Horn, said he’s pleased with the ruling.

Torti’s attorney, Ronald Kent, of Los Angeles didn’t immediately return a telephone call.

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  1. This is retarded!!!!!! The court system is no longer about right and wrong, it’s about who’s lawyer is better at nit-picking gammatic errors in the written laws, who’s right and who’s wrong is irrelevant! How do I get in touch with this Hutchinson guy? I want to ask him if he feels in the least bit guilty for this.

    Robert Martin

    December 21, 2008 at 9:02 AM

    • Mr. Martin-
      Thanks for stopping by. You can say that again about this being retarded and you are right on about the courts caring less about right or wrong.

      I’ll get the contact info. for Mr. Hutchinson and you can get in touch I’m sure.

      God Bless and Merry Christmas,
      TTT

      truthtracker

      December 22, 2008 at 1:42 AM

  2. Absolutely unbelievable. What a friend. Should she have left her in the car to burn up?

    poietes

    December 22, 2008 at 1:35 AM

    • Thanks for stopping by and commenting.

      I couldn’t agree with your more. I mean next thing you know, they will be throughing folks in jail or allowing families of loved ones to sue those who want to help but are afraid to.

      God Bless and Merry Christmas,
      TTT

      truthtracker

      December 22, 2008 at 1:39 AM

  3. I hope the judge and lawyer have a nice stay in hell. No wonder so many kids commit suicide every year…who the wants to live when shit like this happens every day. Whats the point in living?? The justice system is failing us! I would love to know their contact info too.

    Laura

    December 22, 2008 at 10:26 AM


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