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Apr 10, 2013
Colonel Mustard
builttospill wrote:
"Does bankruptcy provide relief from medical bills? " Yes, it does. Unequivocally. Medical bills are a leading cause of bankruptcy in the U.S.


She'll still owe her school loans, unfortunately. Maybe she could sue scantron though.
Colonel Mustard
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Apr 10, 2013
Thunder
Colonel Mustard wrote:
She'll still owe her school loans, unfortunately. Maybe she could sue scantron though.


Lmfao!!!!
Shane Neal
From Colorado Springs, CO.
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Apr 10, 2013
Shane Neal wrote:
Lmfao!!!!


That is a great idea! Class action anyone?
notmyname
From Stony Brook, NY
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Apr 12, 2013
If this somehow affects the construction of the new Momentum II - I am gonna be pissed. Blanket party will be in order... BackAtItAgain
Joined Dec 8, 2011
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Apr 12, 2013
skitch wrote:
Does anyone know for certain that she is suing Momentum?


If I were a lawyer, the first thing I would tell my client is to talk to NOBODY about the lawsuit. Especially on an internet forum.

Holden Caulfield wrote:
Wow. Basis of supposed lawsuit = no alternate way to anchor in if your knot falls apart. Just wow. So many things wrong with this paragraph. Learn to tie a knot before climbing? From her own giveforward webpage: When Amanda climbed to the top of her fourth route for the day she asked to come down. At this time she watched her rope slip through her harness and fall to the ground. Somehow, her rope knot had come untied during her climb to the top. As she hung onto the last hold forty-five feet about the ground she started to strategize how she would get herself out of this safely. She determined that she wouldn't be able to hold on long and looked for a safety rope or method to climb down safely. Unfortunately nothing was available. giveforward.com/fundraiser/k30... A skeptic might argue that by the wording, she was already thinking of a lawsuit when that paragraph was written. Not wrong to ask for funds to pay for medical bills. Wrong to sue.



Very interesting.

The liability is squarely on the climber, with moral implications for the belayer. The two of them should split the medical bills, then apologize to rock climbers everywhere.
todd w
Joined May 5, 2008
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Apr 12, 2013
BackAtItAgain wrote:
If this somehow affects the construction of the new Momentum II - I am gonna be pissed. Blanket party will be in order...


Great idea! Let's anonymously beat the crap out of an injured woman.
chuffnugget
From Bolder, CO
Joined Sep 14, 2011
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Apr 13, 2013
Wow... now that we have all had are fun. Everything from threatening bodily harm to the poor gal to worrying about the business plan of the new gym... There isn't any lawsuit and there never was. So go climb.
What is this plastic project....?
Tom Hore
Joined Jun 23, 2009
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Apr 13, 2013
Marc H wrote:
It's unfortunate that you and your partners can't trust themselves to look at their own knot and know if it's tried properly. Whatever happened to personal responsibility? Why is it so lacking these days?


As their partner it would be my sorry ass hiking them out. Then driving their broken self to the hospital and generally cutting a fun trip short. So if nothing else I do it out of selfishness.
bking7
Joined May 31, 2011
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Sep 2, 2013
shouldn't the alleged lawsuit be against the belayer for neglecting to double check her knot? :)...sorry just catching up split161
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