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Friday, August 30, 2013

NJ Court of Appeals Finds Remote Texter Can Be Held Liable for Distracted Driver's Crash

The ABA Journal reports that the Appellate Division of New Jersey Superior Court has held that a remote texter can be liable for injuries caused when the text-recipient has a car accident, but only if the texter knew that the recipient was driving and reading texts while driving.

A copy of the decision is available here

Thanks to Lisa Smith-Butler for the alert. 

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http://lawprofessors.typepad.com/tortsprof/2013/08/nj-court-of-appeals-finds-remote-texter-can-be-held-liable-for-distracted-drivers-crash.html

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A case that very well may (and should) be overturned by the Supreme Court of New Jersey. Talk about opening the floodgates and expanding the duty of care for individuals, businesses, etc.

Posted by: Chris | Aug 30, 2013 11:22:36 AM

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