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Thursday, June 5, 2008

Can the Spirit be Allocated Some Fault?

Here's one to store away in your exam folder.

The Smoking Gun reports on the case of Matthew Lincoln, who is suing Lakewind Church for injuries he suffered during a service. At the service, hosted by a visiting minister, parishioners were offered individual prayers at the front of the sanctuary. People often swooned and fell down, and so the church provided "catchers" to help folks...but when Lincoln fell (after a light touch on his forehead by the pastor), no catchers were there, and he fell to the floor. The complaint alleges that the church breached its standard of care by "not supervising the catchers to be sure that they stood behind the person being prayed for...should they have a dizzying, fainting, or falling in the spirit as had occurred on many occasions before.""

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I see no problem with an injury to spirit.

The core doctrine of negligence is foreseeability. Predicting the future of rare events is a supernatural power. The entire torts field is constructive, a pretextual transfer of assets from the productive, mostly to the lawyer profession, wrongfully using supernatural powers forbidden by the Establishment Clause. Cult indoctrination makes people with high IQ's believe in supernatural powers, destroying their mental ability after 1L. This indoctrination is so good, none even knows it has taken place.

To any tort prof who disagrees, let's have tonight's Pick Three lottery numbers. You are far more likely to be right about them, than about the next accident in the worst intersection in the US.

Posted by: Supremacy Claus | Jun 5, 2008 8:23:03 PM

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