Judge dismisses 'clock boy' lawsuit


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Judge dismisses ‘clock boy’ lawsuit
By Kaileen Gaul For Dailymail.com
PUBLISHED: 11:13 EDT, 19 May 2017 | UPDATED: 11:13 EDT, 19 May 2017

A federal judge dismissed a lawsuit filed by Ahmed Mohamed’s father, saying the family will not get a payout from the city of Irving, Texas or the school district for the ‘clock boy’ scandal, DailyMail.com has learned.

Court papers obtained by DailyMail.com reveal on May 18, a judge dismissed the entire case. The lawsuit sought unspecified compensatory and punitive damages along with attorney fees.
The judge wrote: ‘Plaintiff does not allege any facts from which this court can reasonably infer that any IISD employee intentionally discriminated against Ahmed Mohamed based on his race or religion.’

I believe this was a summary judgment, made without IISD having to present a defense. Summary judgments happen when the prosecutor or plaintiff have presented absolutely no case at all. Should be some Lib/Prog heads 'sploding over this ruling. Too bad IISD can’t recover from Clockmed’s male parent the costs of defending themselves against his frivolous lawsuit.


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if that is the case then the system is still on the side of the bad guy.


#3

Loser Pays is the solution, but don’t look for it anytime soon, what with all the trial lawyers in legislatures.


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Whether criminal or civil, the cost of defending yourself in court is enormous. So the dice are loaded against a defendant, and pleaing to a lesser charge when one is in fact innocent is far cheaper. Similarly, a person or business often finds it far less expensive to buy off the plaintiff in a frivolous lawsuit, and do so. I’m actually a bit surprized the ISD fought the lawsuit. Either someone at the ISD is a stubborn cuss, and said, “Dammit, no!” or Clockmed’s Pa got greedy.


#5

Loser pay in civil suits, and perjurers and false accusers receive the same consequences the one falsely accused would have received (up to and including capital punishment!).


#6

I wouldn’t go so far as including capital punishment (if we went on the basis of what’s fair, we all would be going to hell, and Jesus wouldn’t have gone to the cross); but otherwise,

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#7

If the false (intentionally and knowingly) accusation and/or perjury (the cornerstone of the case, not a minor detail) were for First Degree Murder, I think the punishment for that perjury and/or false accusation should be up to and including the death penalty.