Tuesday, February 10, 2009

Today in Products Liability

Heard while discussing a textbook problem re: a case involving a kid who got hurt on a playground:

Student: "We need to bring back more biological Darwinism. These plaintiffs are the same parents who put 8 inches of clothes on their kids when they see snow flurries. They need to get over themselves and just let their kids get hurt a little bit."

Prof: "Well, this kid has brain damage...I'm not sure if they can afford to let him get hurt like that."

Student: "He won't do it again, will he?"


Father Muskrat said...

Wow. I can't imagine the class's (and professor's) response to that comment!

mootgoescow said...

I have a feeling that student was actually Guys Fawkes.