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

“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]


  • Sender of text message culpable for auto accident?…

    For me, this belongs as an entry to Overlawyered.com (to whom I sent a tip, by the way): Some enterprising attorney — with a very catchy name, too: “Skippy” Weinstein — thinks the sender of some text messages should held……

  • 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.

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

    Is that a threat or a warning?

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