Re: Eagle projects - new rejections
John Pannell (PANNELLJ@DELPHI.COM)
Thu, 16 Jun 1994 21:09:29 -0400
>...building. County office takes credit for "arranging to have
>handicapped services at their building", and then when someone gets
>injured from a nail that has come out or from a board which cracks in
>two pieces and the chair or walker falls, everyone points to the poor
>Eagle Scout (whom, by the way, is no longer in Scouts, so that they
>have to point to the chartered organization or the Council or both).
>Eagle Scout says "I'm sorry", but lawyer says "you will pay."
>And Scout, chartered partner, and local Council pays.
A doctrine known as Joint and Several Liability is at play here as well.
The others are dragged into the suit because the Eagle Scout and his parents
don't have money in most cases. The chartered organization might have $$$,
Council has some, but ultimately the BSA (the National Organization) will be
drawn in since they are perceived to have big $$$$$$$$$$$ and are a well
known public name.
When suing someone fault matters little these days. What really matters in
the final count is who has the money to pay then sue them.
John E. Pannell
Terry Howerton Sakima Group, Inc. SCOUTER Magazine Kansas City