A moose collision class action lawsuit?

Collage by Elling Lien

So it turns out you can’t sue a moose. What kind of bull is that?

Heavyweight accident and injury lawyer Ches Crosbie is suggesting one way to write the wrongs of the biggest bullies on the road.

He’s recently questioned the potential for a class action lawsuit for victims of moose-vehicle accidents, claiming that because the government of Newfoundland brought the animals here in 1912, it would be guilty of negligence if the hazard was foreseeable back then. He then says there also may be a good argument for “public nuisance.”

In a post on his website, Crosbie himself calls it a “risky case.”

At least, he states, the government should improve disability and rehab benefits for those injured.


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  1. flipflaps · May 31, 2012

    Where is the graphic from?

  2. Elling Lien · May 31, 2012

    Updated. I clipped a moose from a sign and used that to clip out an old map of the island.

  3. CoreyQ · May 31, 2012

    Is it April 1st already? Man, time sure flies.

    How does one sue the Dominion of Newfoundland’s government? Or the office of the Prime Minister of Newfoundland?

    There has got to be better things to do.

  4. Elling Lien · May 31, 2012

    Looks like this might go ahead after all: http://goo.gl/QMOQH

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