Once again, the only thing I can say about the United States is "That place and those people have gone nuts." A judge in New York has ruled that a 4-year-old can be sued in court for negligence!
From News Feed:
A New York State Supreme Court judge ruled this week that four-year-olds can be sued for negligence, citing years of legal precedent.
The case arose from a bike race in April 2009 between toddlers Juliet Breitman and Jacob Kohn. Under the supervision of their parents, Breitman and Kohn (both four at the time) were riding bicycles with training wheels down a Mahattan sidewalk, when they crashed into 87-year-old Claire Menagh. Menagh suffered a broken hip, and died three months later. Her estate sued Brightman, Kohn and their parents for negligence.
Read more: http://newsfeed.time.com/2010/10/29/get-your-lawyers-toddlers-4-year-olds-can-be-sued-now/#ixzz13nvzJOwl