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Woman sues drug dealer and wins
Here’s a reason for the legalization folks: lawsuits! A woman in Canada successfully sued her drug dealer for giving her bad crystal meth that landed her in a coma.
“It was frustrating not having anything done through the criminal system,” said Sandy Bergen, 23, who has been drug- and alcohol-free since the 2004 incident. “Financially, I’m not really going to gain from it. But it’s a way of holding him responsible.”
Bergen and her parents launched the negligence suit against Clinton Davey in 2005, asking for more than $50,000 in medical costs and other damages. Bergen had a heart attack during the overdose and spent 11 days in a coma.
A Court of Queen’s Bench judge agreed to strike Davey’s statement of defence in the case, which essentially finds him legally responsible.
Get those associates working overtime on this!
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