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    Dead armed robber's widow sues store clerk who killed her husband. With a gun to his face, widow says he should have called the police instead of shooting her poor darling.

    Armed Robber?s Widow Suing Store Clerk Who Shot and Killed Her Husband During Robbery Attempt


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    This is just absurd! We need tort reform in America.
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    He should countersue for attorney's fees. This is stupid, and you can't fix stupid.
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    He needs to countersue for fees, for pain and suffering from having to endure the gun to his face, for trauma of having to take another's life, for aggravation and for bothering the court with this nonsense.

    All of the above should add up to about a $5M counter suit, don't you think so?
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    Quote Originally Posted by bigmacque View Post
    He needs to countersue for fees, for pain and suffering from having to endure the gun to his face, for trauma of having to take another's life, for aggravation and for bothering the court with this nonsense.

    All of the above should add up to about a $5M counter suit, don't you think so?
    Yes maybe that might take some of the fight out of that *****. They say you can't fix stupid but putting a $5M lawsuit on her might help a little.

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    She can sue all she wants, whether or not she wins is the real kicker here....It appears New Mexico does not have castle laws or stand your ground. IMO this type of suit is to be expected...

    http://www.google.com/imgres?imgurl=...9QEwAQ&dur=446
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    The court should have squashed this before it ever started. The guy being sued pays a fortune in legal fees to defend himself against a suit that never should have been filed. I'm all for suing/fining the judge that let this through.

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    Harryball you are correct, other than the fact that the guy has to defend himself and go through the aggravation of the stupid defense. Unless she just drops this it's going to cost him something, including his time.
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    Quote Originally Posted by lionround View Post
    He should countersue for attorney's fees. This is stupid, and you can't fix stupid.
    Oh, but I disagree...the clerk fixed the stupid robber...a permanent fix!

    The clerk should sue for 'fixing expenses'...twice what the widow wants.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Harryball View Post
    She can sue all she wants, whether or not she wins is the real kicker here....It appears New Mexico does not have castle laws or stand your ground. IMO this type of suit is to be expected...

    http://www.google.com/imgres?imgurl=...9QEwAQ&dur=446
    But he is out those attorney fees for his defense! As I always say pulling the trigger is just the start!

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    Quote Originally Posted by bigmacque View Post
    Harryball you are correct, other than the fact that the guy has to defend himself and go through the aggravation of the stupid defense. Unless she just drops this it's going to cost him something, including his time.
    No doubt about it. I am thankful that we have both castle laws and stand your ground laws in my state. I realize that they are not law suit proof, but in this scenario it would prevent the suit....

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    But he is out those attorney fees for his defense! As I always say pulling the trigger is just the start!

    Where is the kitty Kay?
    I never said it was fair. I hope they throw it out of court, but I do not thing that will happen...
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    And this just one of many problems we have I want to talk to the slime attorney who took the case ugh
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    I am torn on the issue of immunity....first of all...this is a bogus lawsuit and the ones that an immunity clause is meant to prevent.....not, back to my rant:
    In cases where there is obvious crimminal intent on the part of the BG and the GG has every reasonable right to fear for his life immunity should be a no brainer. Unfortunatley it is not always clear cut. Let us suppose hypotheticaly there is a shooting and there is a guy dead and another standing. No witness's and not enough evidence for LE to bring a case they can win in court against the guy standing and they have to rule it a "good shooting". But common sense tells folks that the guy standing was in part to an escalation that led to a shooting. In esscence, the guy does bear part of the responsibility, but not crimminaly.

    Also, why is a shooting grounds for immunity when say the weapon used to kill the other dude could have been a knife, brick, or their hands.

    Don't get me wrong, there should be tort reform across the board. Just seems like to have immunity in shooting cases is not well rounded law. Should be all or none for defense.
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    New Mexico citizens need to push for immunity laws for self defense. If the legislature won't go along, vote them out.

    We are slowly but surely getting rid of our hurdles in SC (Knotts and Viers both gone). We have a few more to go.

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    Should sue the lawyer representing the spouse for a couple of mil.
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