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How do you feel about this law?

Asked by daytonamisticrip (4856points) August 1st, 2010

If someone breaks into your house and steals something, say a big t.v, and breaks their back trying to lift it the robber can sue you for your t.v being to big.

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Frenchfry's avatar

Are you kidding me? That is like the worst law ever made. There are some crazy laws out there.

Mana's avatar

I think that’s a stupid law. I say that’s what they get for trying to steal stuff.

Likeradar's avatar

Can you provide a link?

LuckyGuy's avatar

Simply put, you can be sued by anyone for any reason. It is a sad waste of resources but good for attorneys.

daytonamisticrip's avatar

i didnt find it on the internet. i heard it from some people including one of my teachers.

Likeradar's avatar

@worriedguy True. They can sue… but will they win?

NormanL's avatar

In South Carolina if he breaks in my house, I can shoot him. End of story.

Simone_De_Beauvoir's avatar

I sure hope he breaks his back. What a dumb law.

daytonamisticrip's avatar

my brother was the first one to tell me about it, i thought he was lying until more trustworthy people told me. i was shocked and very angry.

NormanL's avatar

Where is this law?

daytonamisticrip's avatar

not exactly sure which states, but it is in part of the united states.

ANef_is_Enuf's avatar

@NormanL I like THAT law.

I have heard this before, about the robber being able to sue you. I really don’t see them winning, though.

LuckyGuy's avatar

@Likeradar The lawyers win every time.

SVTSuzie's avatar

It’s ridiculous. Is it really law? C’mon…...!??

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