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Nightline - Boy Scout Tragedy (FL Everglades hike)

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In some ways it's a double standard. Tico and Mazzuca both attended the Jamboree and don't meet the height/weight requirements. How many other leaders wished to attend or volunteer their time and money to work the event but couldn't? Oh wait, they got to special treatment.

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Whats really amazing is so farthere are 182 filings of one kind of another and they are not even through with the discovery phase.

 

Just standard tactics for a firm pushing for a bigger settlement. Make continuing the litigation look more costly, eh? :p

 

Beavah

 

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Personally I think there is a world of difference between going on a 20 mile hike in a wilderness area and going to jamboree, especially for adult leaders who spend most of jambo playing babysitter and looking around at exhibits.

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Not really understanding legal jargon, I am confused by your statement about settlement. Doesn't it say it is dismissed with prejudice, then finally dismissed and closed?

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"with prejudice" just means they can't sue for the same incidence. They settled so the incident can't be re-opened in court. "without prejudice" means they could go to court again for the same incident.

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But it says dismissed, not settled. Does that not mean the case was simply determined without merit, or not good enough for trial, since jury was requested?

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One of the entries before that says it settled at mediation, which is an alternative dispute resolution technique. There is also another document filed called a stipulation to dismiss, which is an indication that there was a settlement.

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Once you start it, the ball is rolling. When the people involved settle the case themselves, then they say so to the judge and he dismisses the (now pointless) case.

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