I bet the judge is mentally thinking “yahoo” to himself so he can go fishing.
Elly, you got lucky. You didn’t tell the truth that you were not paying attention and made an illegal left turn against an oncoming car. I suppose the judge had to rule this way because there is no way to prove your inattentiveness save for a CCVT video – did not exist 30 years ago when this was first drawn…however if Lynn had updated this one, she might have no choice but to make Elly guilty.
The joy of beginner’s luck
I think there are a lot of ready who are saying “Yahoo” as well.
So they are letting passing a stopped school bus go? Good message here
Victory for Mousy Housemarms Everywhere!!
Could have been worse outcome with a dish of Humble Pie, she could have gotten 30 days in the hole!
When I divorced I was able to show what a son-of-a-gun my ex was and the judge made my ex pay 75% of my court costs and alimony (married 20 years). I wanted to kiss that judge. My attorney said she had never seen that done.
The best part is that it’s a true story, so apparently she was not at fault by her judge, whatever we say, LOL:
What made my day after the case was dismissed was that the court secretary asked if the judge could have my drawing. Exhibit “A” was put up in the staff room as a sample of original art by yours truly. It wasn’t a comic strip, but it was still pretty funny!
The guy passed a school bus – how does he get away with that ?
good for her!!!
“Crash” not “accident.”
So much for justice in Canada.
In my state, that’s contributory negligence. Both were partly to blame, so neither can collect from the other person’s insurance.
Elly, the Judge loves you!!!
Once in a while, you win one!
That would NEVER happen in the states. Judges always find SOMEBODY guilty.
I remember this from years ago but did not comment for I did not want to spoil it for people who followed it
In order to have a successful civil court claim in Ontario, the Plaintiff must prove that the negligence of another party was the cause of their loss. One of the defences available to the Defendant is to plead that the accident was inevitable. Once the Plaintiff has proven a case of negligence, a Defendant relying on the defence of an inevitable accident must prove that, “…some event had occurred in which they had no control and that the resulting consequence caused by the event could not have been avoided by the exercise of reasonable care.” Simply put, the Defendant must prove that the accident could not have been avoided despite driving with reasonable care and diligence.
Neither Mr. Pervrett or Elly Patterson claimed the accident was inevitable. They both claimed the accident was the other’s fault and gave a reason for the negligence of the other driver. The judge cannot rule for unavoidable accident if that was not used as a defence by either driver. Likewise, in order for a judge to dismiss a case, someone who is not the judge has to have filed a motion to dismiss.
In the Comedy Courtroom, the rule is that the judge throws out the law in favor of the heroine of the story, so she can say something funny. Now, if Elly’s “Yahoo! We did it!” does not make you laugh, that breaks the law in the Comedy Courtroom.
This was a most confusing case.
October 18, 2014
August 31, 2017