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Old 11-16-2006, 02:05 PM   #1
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How could this in any way be helpful to the defense? Is Lane's lawyer going to argue that the intoxication of the victim justifies the homicide?



Morelock was traveling in the proper direction in the oncoming lane. End of story.

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Old 11-16-2006, 02:12 PM   #2
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Great. This could be come better than, this book is about how I would've killed her, if I'd killed her........
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Old 11-16-2006, 02:58 PM   #3
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The thing about driving/riding drunk is that don´t do it. Full stop. And if you have to do it, do it safely. Its a bit like marital infidelity.



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Old 11-16-2006, 03:24 PM   #4
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He's looking for a way to argue contributory negligence.
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Old 11-16-2006, 04:50 PM   #5
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In a criminal case, you are correct. As far as civil liability goes, it depends on the state (I ain't lookin' it up). As far as the Man upstairs, well, that's between He and Billy.
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Old 11-16-2006, 05:45 PM   #6
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Hey Perry Mason I donÂ’t think the fact that this happened in Florida, will affect the responsibility of Lane or the preponderance of the evidence. It may affect the assets that can be used to pay the judgment. Remember OJ moved to Florida so his pension and house could not be touched
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Old 11-16-2006, 06:24 PM   #7
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It's called contributory negligence, and it occurs when one violates a statute (your wife is thinking about going to law school, shouldn't you know this??) and if Lane's team can prove that a cause of the accident was the other guy's drunkeness, well, he's got a case, depending on how a court will interpret the rule in that state. Ain't no f'n Perry Mason about it. This is purely a civil matter of course and don't you dare patronize me again. The difference between you and me is I've got the book in my lap. Your wife talks about going to law school and I'm in it. You make up pet names for a bike you talk about buying and I'm riding it. No wonder people give you such a hard time. Why don't you post a link or something....

Oh, and why isn't Iraq fixed yet? I mean Nancy MUST have a plan right? Now that's bait.
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Old 11-16-2006, 07:19 PM   #8
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Okay, Johnny Law, tell me how a guy going in the right direction in his own lane was the cause of the accident.
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Old 11-16-2006, 08:56 PM   #9
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Calm down. I don't support Lane's position. That's my disclaimer. I'm just saying if he can present any evidence that if Driver X contributed to the crash (perhaps by being intoxicated??) then he would have a defense. Quit blaming me....
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Old 11-16-2006, 09:28 PM   #10
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If one violates a statute (such as, it is illegal to drive drunk), then one is automatically contributoriy negiligent, depending on how that particular court interprets that rule of law(see, it's ambiguous, one never knows until one actually goes before a court how the court will rule). Courts will take into account ALL of the circumstances surrounding the crash, so it depends on whether the guy on the motorcycle's intoxication was a part of the cause of the crash. You don't like it, blame the legislature. (Again, this only relates to the civil liability of Lane. Criminally, he is eff u c k e d).
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