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Indiana University
Robert H. McKinney School of Law

Thursday, September 15, 2011

New Interpretation of Bad Parenting


Raised in a $1.5 million Barrington Hills, Ill., home by their attorney father, two grown children have spent the last two years pursuing a unique lawsuit against their mom for "bad mothering" that alleges damages caused when she failed to buy toys for one and sent another a birthday card he didn’t like.

The alleged offenses include failing to take her daughter to a car show, telling her then 7-year-old son to buckle his seat belt or she would contact police, "haggling" over the amount to spend on party dresses and calling her daughter at midnight to ask that she return home from celebrating homecoming.

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I read your post and i agree with the reason you have given,In today's world children are independent and prefer to live separate from their parents. They don't like slow life like their parents have. That's why number of such cases are increasing day by day.

Posted by: Family lawyers Melbourne | Sep 15, 2011 4:59:15 AM

I hate this lawsuit for public policy reasons. The court should toss this lawsuit out of the court rooom because it lacks merit.

Posted by: Tulsa Divorce Lawyers | Sep 16, 2011 2:20:04 PM

They're suing their own parents??? That's awful!!!

Posted by: Tulsa House Cleaners | Sep 19, 2011 5:52:42 PM

They sounds very ungrateful :(

Posted by: Oklahoma City Divorce Attorneys | Sep 19, 2011 6:48:03 PM

I have a real problem with this lawsuit - it makes a mockery of the legal process.

Posted by: Oklahoma City Cleaning Service | Sep 22, 2011 7:48:49 PM

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