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  1. DaBruinz

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    This country needs a re-start button, or a flush button where we can flush raw sewage like this money grubbing ***** out into the Atlantic, never to be seen again.
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    I'm not an attorney, but I took a few basic law courses. I can't remember the exact terminology, but basically the Patriots/the Patriots security guard would have (a) been negligent by the legal definition, and (2), the consequences of the negligence would need to be forseeable risk by a reasonable person.

    I'm guessing this would be extremely difficult for the plaintiff to get a penny.
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    Which is why they filed just before start of the season. They're hoping for a quick settlement.
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    I read the complaint yesterday. ~IF~ what they claim is accurate, they could have a leg to stand on.
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    I would think they would have to prove that the confrontation with the security guard caused the heart attack and not some preexisting condition. I woudl also think that the plaintiff would have to prove that the security guard unjustly caused the confrontation and the husband was free of fault.
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    A loser-pays system would get rid of all this nonsense. A great many lawyers would have to look for honest work though.
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    Good - I am glad that she is taking Mr. Sherman, his employer and the company that hired his employer, who appear to be connected to the Patriots, to court.

    If this is true and her attorney still have the witnesses to what happened, considering that the deceased was a season ticket holder, then they do have a leg to stand on regardless if he had a pre-existing condition.

    Mr. Sherman was wrong for him to do what he did and if he had a problem with it then he should have taken it up with the NFL game officials because in the end the NFL game officials should not have done what they did, as nice of a gesture as it initially was, without prior consent of the security company and/or the New England Patriots.

    Two wrongs don't make a right.

    And - for the record - anyone that feels that the deceased's widow doesn't have standing or the young child who went through this kind of traumatic event which should have been a lifelong positive and bonding memory between son and father then shame on you.

    I would hate to have anyone have to "restart" because some ******* decided to throw his weight around because he thought he had some form of authoritative right to harass and annoy someone.
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    Just a sad situation all around. I don't really want to judge the person behind the lawsuit to much because while it may sound like its coming from greed, it just as well may be coming from grief and anger. I feel sorry for this person's situation regardless.
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    If the Pats lose, would it count against the salary cap?
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    BSR - it is clear to me that this has nothing to do with greed. This is about accountability and frankly, things like this happen because of someone's ego, particularly some security guard, thinks that they have the right to harass and annoy someone of which in this case led to a stressful event and ultimately death nevermind the fact that some poor child lost their father because of some *******.
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    Would you mind giving us a brief summary of the complaint? Maybe just a paragraph of the most important assertions? Thanks.
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    This is a crock. It's sad that the dad died and I feel sorry for the kid and the mom, but really? The big mean security guard said harsh words ?

    Seriously ? Getting into an argument with a 40 year old guy with a heart condition is something that you can be sued over now ?
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    People confront people all the time. The guy didn't die simply and purely from a confrontation with a security guard. He died because that confrontation was mixed with an already weak heart. He wasn't well. And anybody that thinks that this lawsuit, almost three years later, isn't coming from greed is kidding themselves. Yes, I feel bad for her and the kid. I did at the time too. No kid should have to grow up without a dad. But to sue the team and the security is ridiculous. It smacks of greed all the way around.
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    Can't agree with your certainty about cause and effect in this case. Is there a link to the facts about what happened?

    Do agree that security guard egos are a chronic problem at sports stadiums. Also believe that outrageous fan behavior is a chronic problem at sports stadiums. It is this mix - entitled, drunk, bullying fans and security guards exercising authority that is beyond their emotional intelligence that creates most of the ugly scenes.
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    Sucks to have to grow up without a dad. Money won't replace that.
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    I have a hard time believing that an otherwise healthy man keeled over and died due to a confrontation with a security guard.
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    from the online pics - looks like his gullet was the culprit - dollars to donuts the guy had metabolic syndrome.
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