Comments on: Jovan Belcher’s mother sues Kansas City Chiefs http://overlawyered.com/2014/01/jovan-belchers-mother-sues-kansas-city-chiefs/ Chronicling the high cost of our legal system Sat, 22 Nov 2014 16:58:01 +0000 hourly 1 http://wordpress.org/?v=4.0 By: Ron Miller http://overlawyered.com/2014/01/jovan-belchers-mother-sues-kansas-city-chiefs/comment-page-1/#comment-259281 Thu, 09 Jan 2014 18:59:58 +0000 http://overlawyered.com/?p=43275#comment-259281 I never liked the Stooges. Hated it when it came on.

Bob, my point is that a grieving mother gets a lot more slack. She goes to the lawyer and says, “Do we have a case?” I’m not expecting her to understand the nuances of negligence law and the proof requirements she will face.

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By: Boblipton http://overlawyered.com/2014/01/jovan-belchers-mother-sues-kansas-city-chiefs/comment-page-1/#comment-259135 Wed, 08 Jan 2014 23:52:36 +0000 http://overlawyered.com/?p=43275#comment-259135 I agree with you on this point, Ron, but it’s reluctantly. I’m not a Stooges fan, but it would be satisfying, however briefly.

Bob

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By: Ron Miller http://overlawyered.com/2014/01/jovan-belchers-mother-sues-kansas-city-chiefs/comment-page-1/#comment-259113 Wed, 08 Jan 2014 19:41:05 +0000 http://overlawyered.com/?p=43275#comment-259113 D, that’s not how it works. This is not Mayberry and the judge is not Barney’s best friend. I think people on both sides of this argument will agree this is not the answer.

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By: D http://overlawyered.com/2014/01/jovan-belchers-mother-sues-kansas-city-chiefs/comment-page-1/#comment-259110 Wed, 08 Jan 2014 19:13:27 +0000 http://overlawyered.com/?p=43275#comment-259110 Look, Ron and Bob. Moe already taught us how to handle this situation. Grab Curly by one ear, Larry by one ear, and clap once. The judge should now take lawyer Larry by the ear and drag him into his office for a chat. He is abetting the gravy train chasers who are equally responsible.

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By: Boblipton http://overlawyered.com/2014/01/jovan-belchers-mother-sues-kansas-city-chiefs/comment-page-1/#comment-259045 Wed, 08 Jan 2014 00:28:49 +0000 http://overlawyered.com/?p=43275#comment-259045 And Jovan Belcher’s mother has no choice in the matter?

Bob

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By: Ron Miller http://overlawyered.com/2014/01/jovan-belchers-mother-sues-kansas-city-chiefs/comment-page-1/#comment-259019 Tue, 07 Jan 2014 20:34:59 +0000 http://overlawyered.com/?p=43275#comment-259019 What trees can be seen from looking at one lawsuit?

The lawyer is complete control over whether he puts his name on a complaint.

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By: Boblipton http://overlawyered.com/2014/01/jovan-belchers-mother-sues-kansas-city-chiefs/comment-page-1/#comment-258871 Tue, 07 Jan 2014 01:13:57 +0000 http://overlawyered.com/?p=43275#comment-258871 I understand your attitude that the lawyer who took the case deserves some of the blame, Ron, but while I agree that he is abetting the insanity, your position implies that he is in complete control. Assuming that is the case, what is the profession doing to improve the situation?

You may argue that is is an anecdote and that typification is unwarranted and the third (probably) will not survive. I think you’re lost in the details and not seeing the forest for the trees.

Bob

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By: Ron Miller http://overlawyered.com/2014/01/jovan-belchers-mother-sues-kansas-city-chiefs/comment-page-1/#comment-258795 Mon, 06 Jan 2014 18:09:27 +0000 http://overlawyered.com/?p=43275#comment-258795 I blame the lawyer that brings this claim, not the parents. Jabbing at them going after the gravy train without any foundation is the wrong approach.

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By: TexJudge http://overlawyered.com/2014/01/jovan-belchers-mother-sues-kansas-city-chiefs/comment-page-1/#comment-258331 Sat, 04 Jan 2014 17:25:07 +0000 http://overlawyered.com/?p=43275#comment-258331 This is ridiculous; Mr. Belcher shot himself of his own free will and no employer should be liable for the voluntary criminal act of its employee. How could the Chiefs reasonably foresee that he would try to kill himself; his coaches are experts on the Cover Two and Play Action but they are not MD psychiatrists. If we had loser pays like every other civilized First World country these kind of actions would never be filed.

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By: bremen http://overlawyered.com/2014/01/jovan-belchers-mother-sues-kansas-city-chiefs/comment-page-1/#comment-258300 Sat, 04 Jan 2014 13:59:08 +0000 http://overlawyered.com/?p=43275#comment-258300 Translation: The gravy train that was his salary came off the tracks when he shot himself. There being no other deep pockets around to sue, the family will now try and shake down his employers and associated entities for enough to live in style for the rest of their lives. Its for the child, don’t you know…

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