It's Not Whether You Win Or Lose (Your iPod), It's How You Sue Your Friends
from the the-wisdom-of-parents dept
Remember last week when we wrote about the excessively litigious teenagers (or, their parents) who couldn't figure out how to settle a dispute over a lost iPod amicably and instead went to court? Apparently someone was sickened enough by the situation to anonymously donate an iPod and iTunes credits to the teen who lost hers. Seems like a nice solution that gets this situation out of the courts. However, the mother of the teen has rejected the donation and wants to proceed with the lawsuit. At this point, it's become clear that it's not about being made whole for the lost iPod, but about punishing the girl who lost it. It's true that the friend who lost the iPod probably should have been more careful about things -- and it sounds like she could have done a much better job dealing with the situation after it happened, but it's hard to see how this really deserves to continue to go to court, especially after a solution presented itself. The anonymous donor is the only one who's coming out of this whole situation looking halfway decent.