March 8 roundup

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  • About the Utah woman suing herself – aren’t there two other problems not addressed in that article?:

    1) It’s a clear conflict of interest to be both plaintiff and defendant, not to mention a waste of the state’s time.

    2) Aren’t there statutes that prohibit people from profiting off crimes? I’m not sure if her contribution to the accident was criminal, but seems like the same principle should apply.

    But it’s not like this is the first time this has ever happened. I saw it in my own family. Way back in the 80s, a relative of mine caused an accident which severely injured her own child. So the child sued her mom for damages. As the child’s guardian, of course the woman handled the case for her, even though she was also the person who caused the accident. In effect, she got a huge settlement from an action that she caused. This was back in the 80s, and I was a child myself, but it sounded really fishy to me at the time. It still does.