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Regarding "Auto-Seller Sued For Elderly Test-Driver's Accident" (Apr. 11): Don't you think the auto-seller could raise the defense that it was not negligent in defending the claim for damages? Do you think the plaintiff(s) would be filing suit if they were able to negotiate a reasonable settlement? Do you think a jury is capable of deciding a common-law negligence case? I know, I know, there's a litigation crisis. They need laws to stop people from being able to file suit. God forbid a jury of someone's peers hears their case, they might actually determine that a defendant is responsible for his/her or its wrongdoing.

Really, I am just writing to thank you for all of the hard work you're doing for our profession. Keep up the good work. I hear Ambien helps. -- Matthew D. Harbin, Law Offices of James Scott Farrin, P.C., Durham, N.C.


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