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6th grader sues dad for grounding her.....AND WINS!
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Most kids complain bitterly when they are grounded. Some will sneak out, while others will settle for slamming doors and announcing that they hate the person making the rules. But sometimes, kids get creative when they're punished: A 6th grader in Quebec sued her dad because she felt that his punishment was too harsh.

The 12-year-old girl's parents are divorced; in the spring of 2008, the girl's mom gave her permission to go on a class trip to Quebec City in June. But the middle-schooler lived with her father, and after she disobeyed daddy's orders to stay off the Internet, he told her she couldn't go. So what did she do? She took him to court. Of course.

A lower court ruled in favor of the girl, who went on the embattled class trip. Her father appealed -- on principle - -and amazingly, the girl won again. The father's attorney, Kim Beaudoin, says that her client is "flabbergasted" and they are considering another appeal, this time to Canada's Supreme Court. But, the attorney adds, the father has no regrets about the court proceedings. "Either way, he doesn't have authority over this child anymore. She sued him because she doesn't respect his rules," Beaudoin said. "It's very hard to raise a child who is the boss."

CBC News says that "the appeal court warned [that] the case should not be seen as an open invitation for children to take legal action every time they're grounded." Lucie Fortin, the Legal Aid lawyer who helped the girl take her pops to court, said that "The trip was very important" to the daughter.

Sadly, the case has destroyed the relationship between the girl and her father. "We went from a child who wanted to live with her father, and after all this has been done, they're not speaking anymore." The father's attorney adds, "We have a lot of work to re-establish a link between those two."


http://www.parentdish.com/2009/04/08/daughter-wins-lawsuit-against-father-over-punishment/

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Posted 4/10/09
LOL go girl:D but bad abt no more speaking to each other
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wow. that's taking it to a high level. poor, stupid, parent.
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In a way, that's kinda fucked up. All because the little brat couldn't go on a field trip?
She disobeyed her father, why not? Do you know how many things were taken away from me?
I couldn't sue.
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what a selfish kid, she still lives with the parent so sometimes she has to follow rules until she can pay for her own expenses and move out.
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tats so stupid
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She shouldn't be on the internet in the first place.
There are no girls on the internet.
Posted 4/10/09
I have no comment at all i hope humanity fails and we all die this is just one step towards that sigh =_=
Posted 4/10/09
lol how funny
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kids like that should be kick out . PERIOD.....
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she's a very lucky girl. i wish i cud hav sued wen my parents didnt allow me to go to my friends beach house for 4 days. is it my fault i wanted a break from my parents?
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wow XD
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ROFL.........Only in Canada
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momiji-no-kimi wrote:

she's a very lucky girl. i wish i cud hav sued wen my parents didnt allow me to go to my friends beach house for 4 days. is it my fault i wanted a break from my parents?


oh yea!! Me too >_< I mean like, I wasn't grounded or anything and I asked my mom "momm, can I have a sleepover at my friends beach house for 3 days?? and she shouted "no" ._. I said "ehh!?!? 1 day?! Image " she said "no way -_-" and I was like "why!?!?" she said "it's dangerous there" !!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!! wtf
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