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Am I missing something, is this reasonable litigation?

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PrettyCandles Wed 10-Aug-11 11:51:46

Family Led to Believe Daughter Was Dead Files Suit Against Arizona

Surely "Thank god - my child is alive!" is enough?

CogitoErgoSometimes Wed 10-Aug-11 12:30:18

If thanks and apologies were enough, the entire US legal industry would go belly-up smile

PrettyCandles Wed 10-Aug-11 14:21:56

How can money make up for their week of horror? And what about the other family? Fair enough to be furious with the authorities, but I just can't get my head around such a mercenary attitude.

CogitoErgoSometimes Wed 10-Aug-11 15:22:40

Americans have sued people for serving coffee without a warning that it might be hot. However, this is not a trivial 'only in America' incident but very serious indeed. Traumatising a family into believing their daughter had died because of an administrative cock-up in making the identification is a shocking failure. To be honest with you, I think, if I was them, I'd also sue the arse off whoever was responsible.

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