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August 29, 2013

NJ Court OKs Litigation Against Text-Sender

From FacesOfLawsuitAbuse:

Disagreeing with a lower court ruling, a New Jersey appeals court said that the sender of a text can be held liable if the recipient of the text gets into an accident if they were texting while driving.

The victims of a distracted driver sued the driver AND the person that sent the text, claiming that the sender was “electronically present” in the vehicle.  A court tossed the suit against the sender in 2012, but an appeals court recently ruled that the person who was exchanging messages with the driver can also be liable for negligence.

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