Children file ridiculous lawsuit against mother

August 31, 2011
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As a parent, you may worry that the choices you make in raising your children could leave “scars” or affect them for the rest of their lives. But did you ever consider having your child come home at midnight after celebrating homecoming would be grounds for him or her to sue you as an adult?

A 20-year-old woman and her 23-year-old brother filed a lawsuit in 2009 against their mother, whom filed from divorce from their father in 1995. They claimed she was a bad mother because she didn’t buy toys, sent a birthday card the son didn’t like, and made the kids wear seatbelts, among other complaints.

In reading the news article about this suit, a few things initially struck me. First – these kids would even go so far as to file such a ridiculous lawsuit against their mother. Sounds like they are still upset about the divorce.

Second – their father represented them in the suit. Sounds like he’s still upset about the divorce, too, although he claims that he tried to dissuade his children from bringing the suit. If you didn’t want them to file it, then don’t take the case, Dad.

Third – there were two other attorneys who represented the children. Two other attorneys took a look at this suit, in which these kids sought $50,000 for emotional distress and thought this would be a good case to take.  

Parents can breath a sigh of relief – the case has been dismissed.

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