There is an interesting debate on the pros and cons of bringing litigation to compensate families of Ethan Allen victims found here. You are invited to participate.
It is essentially a debate about our court system and how we as a society assign responsibility for negligent (versus intentional) behavior by companies operating for profit. It is a debate which has been going on since the beginning of our country. In a world were tort reformers would like to lock people from the court system all together, the Ethan Allen tragedy provides an interesting backdrop.
- Should family members simply walk away without any compensation, any vindication or without having their day in court?
- Don't we all pay insurance premiums every month to make sure we can compensate people who are injured if we happen to make a mistake which takes lives?
- What good can come from filing a lawsuit in a case like this?
Thank you Patti for starting the discussion. Although we disagree on some points, I appreciate your thoughts and your sympathy to your friends at Shoreline who, no doubt, will also carry this tragedy with them for the rest of their lives.