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This interesting article discussing the tragic MySpace suicide. Author Anthony J. Sebok examines which, if any, legal claims surround this incident and the likelihood of success if such claims are ever raised.

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Kia: For hundreds of years of common law, juries decided, suicide is the intentional act of the suicider. Others have no way to prevent it.

Then in 1983, the idea of some duty of people with deep pockets owed to the suicider was invented out of whole cloth at judicial hellhole headquarters, correct, the NJ Supreme Court. Their decision was then taken up as a great idea by other appellate state courts.

In this case, which do you think can cause more agitation of a child, email or the breakup of parents?

Posted by: Supremacy Claus | December 19, 2007 12:27 AM

i just pointed to the article because it's a very interesting and thoughtful analysis of something that has been discussed a lot. i'm not suggesting that the woman who posed on myspace should be held responsible legally, altho certainly her role in harrassing a child whom she knew struggled with depression is heinous and despicable.

i don't know what caused the poor girl to commit suicide. the article discusses the difficulty of this claim because of the superceding or intervening cause of these factors you mention.


Posted by: Kia | December 19, 2007 6:12 PM