Judge: text-sender can’t be sued for recipient’s crash

by Walter Olson on May 25, 2012

“A woman who texted her boyfriend while he was driving cannot be held liable for a car crash he caused while responding, seriously injuring a motorcycling couple, a judge ruled Friday in what is believed to be the first case of its kind in the country.” [AP/USA Today, earlier]

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1 asdfasdf 05.25.12 at 6:36 pm

Not to defend plaintiff’s theory of liability, but it must be frustrating to the victims, who required leg amputations, that the driver received a total punishment of about $800 in fines and some speeches.

2 Jerryskids 05.26.12 at 11:37 am

“the first case of its kind in the country.”

Is that a threat or a warning?

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