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dennis buckley said Thursday, May 4, 2017 at 5:42 am

Ridiculous!

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Richard Soucy said Thursday, May 4, 2017 at 7:09 am

Maybe they ought to sue the building inspector that allowed occupancy with such a dangerous layout. How about going after her urologist that misdiagnosed her condition that warranted her to get up in the middle of the night to pee.

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Bill Brooks said Thursday, May 4, 2017 at 7:34 am

You know, this wouldn't happen so much if the losers had to pay the legal fees for a frivolous lawsuit like they do in our "sister" democracies in Europe. The ones whose laws and social policies are so terrific that we should seek to emulate them. And the lawyer? Must have gotten out of shape and is no longer able to catch those ambulances. Sorry for the woman who died. These things are called accidents.

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Connie English said Thursday, May 4, 2017 at 7:38 am

Unbelievable, not only should the state change the laws related to these suits to allow the person sued to be compensated for frivolous claims, but the weasel lawyer should lose there license for a year every time a jury finds the case to frivolous. Three bad lawsuits and the lawyer should be disbarred.

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RONALD A. GAUDREAULT said Thursday, May 4, 2017 at 7:42 am

I wonder if that was the first time she had to pee all night. If not she already knew where the bathroom is.

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MICHAEL LANE said Thursday, May 4, 2017 at 7:58 am

Who shuts the bathroom door when not occupied?

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JOHN DOEHNER said Thursday, May 4, 2017 at 8:06 am

Something bad happened. Someone must be liable. No such thing as fate, chance, accident, or karma.

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Steve Swanson said Thursday, May 4, 2017 at 8:54 am

The state of NH court system is horrible when it comes to awarding attorney fees. the only exception is that if you had to sue for a pre-defined legal right, such as enforcement of a valid contract, only then do you get attorney fees.

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RONALD A. GAUDREAULT said Thursday, May 4, 2017 at 9:32 am

Michael it depends on if the door opens in or out.

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LINDA HARRIS said Thursday, May 4, 2017 at 9:44 am

This is the most ridiculous thing ever. (Until the next most ridiculous thing.)

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George LeMont said Thursday, May 4, 2017 at 9:56 am

It's time to reign in the trial lawyers in this country that drive up the cost of everything with their get rich quick schemes and take away personal responsibility in this country. Oh wait we elect lawyers to office, so it will never happen.

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Bob Loblaw said Thursday, May 4, 2017 at 9:57 am

I think I just heard my homeowner's insurance premium go up.

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Jeremy Stark said Thursday, May 4, 2017 at 10:04 am

How about turning on the lights? What if she had actually opened the correct door, tripped and hit her head on the commode...would they have sued because the toilet was in a dangerous spot? I hope the owner counter-sues for the dent she left in the basement stairs...

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MICHAEL LANE said Thursday, May 4, 2017 at 10:26 am

GAUDREAULT in my lifetime I have lived in 18 homes with 26 bathrooms. Two of those bathrooms had sliding doors, one had two doors; one opened in and the other door opened out. Currently I have two bathrooms, one has a door that opens out. And I can tell you when any of those 26 bathrooms were not occupied those 27 doors were open.

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Dave Bigelow said Thursday, May 4, 2017 at 10:32 am

I'm betting the odds are pretty good that she already used that same bathroom earlier in the day. And why isn't it her responsibility to turn on some lights while wandering around in the dark. It wouldn't surprise me if the lawyer claimed the home needed to be labeled so the guests weren't confused. You know labels such as chair, couch, spoon on items in the home.

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George LeMont said Thursday, May 4, 2017 at 10:50 am

Lane what exactly are you saying we need a law requiring all bathroom doors need to remain open because that's how you prefer your doors in the house?

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PAUL LUNDWALL said Thursday, May 4, 2017 at 11:19 am

How does the husband know that she was looking for the bathroom? Perhaps she had a little help stepping through that door.

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MICHAEL LANE said Thursday, May 4, 2017 at 11:26 am

I now know why LeMont gets so many things wrong; he makes up his own information.

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Bonnie Roy said Thursday, May 4, 2017 at 11:33 am

Just when you thought you heard it all. No more house guest at my house.

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Denise Benson said Thursday, May 4, 2017 at 11:53 am

This was an accident. Period.

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Robert Rivett said Thursday, May 4, 2017 at 11:58 am

Why are people assuming Lane's plumbing is indoors?

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FERNANDE POULIN said Thursday, May 4, 2017 at 1:29 pm

Consumption of certain adult beverages would be a defence of contributory negligence. There ain't a lot to do in Bartlett after dark.

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RONALD A. GAUDREAULT said Thursday, May 4, 2017 at 1:59 pm

Lane I wish I had pocked doors. If the door opens out in my house they would be in my way so I would close them. The doors open in thankfully so I leave them open. Only do I close them if I leave a big hillary in the tank.

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Jeremy Stark said Thursday, May 4, 2017 at 5:30 pm

Mr Lane.....football seasonl, beer, chili, salsa, pizza, asparagus etc, etc...sometimes it's considerate for owners and guests to leave a bathroom door closed and let the fan do it's work even if it isn't occupied....

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Carl Wilson said Thursday, May 4, 2017 at 5:36 pm

Old English Common Sense Law reads:When person(s) enter into dwelling for purpose of temporary overnight shelter, such person(s) should make reasonable effort familiarizing self with personal accommodations so said person doesn't have to wake homeowner at 3am asking 'where is bathroom' because adult beverages were swilled to excess.

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PAUL LUNDWALL said Thursday, May 4, 2017 at 6:02 pm

MICHAEL LANE I see your point. Who closes the door when it is not in use? I have never been in a house where the door was closed.

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Michael Woodside said Thursday, May 4, 2017 at 6:14 pm

@Rivett..LOL very funny comment!!

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Michael Woodside said Thursday, May 4, 2017 at 6:24 pm

Agatha Christie would say the husband pushed her down the stairs.

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Jim Peschke said Thursday, May 4, 2017 at 6:32 pm

Lane's teepees don't count. Besides, do you really want to take advice about bathroom doors from the Caitlyn Jenner Totem Pole carver? Open out, or open in? To Lane, its all good as long as they're open to all gender identities.

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rd scalzo said Thursday, May 4, 2017 at 8:47 pm

Who shuts the bathroom door when not occupied?..I do.

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Mike Houst said Friday, May 5, 2017 at 8:10 am

Judge needs to toss the lawsuit, and Mr. Stack, out of the courthouse, with extreme prejudice.

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George LeMont said Friday, May 5, 2017 at 8:32 am

Lanebat how did I get your own comment wrong or is all you have are insults if I point out the idiocy of your own comments?

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MICHAEL LANE said Friday, May 5, 2017 at 9:01 am

LeMont I highly doubt that my attempting to correct your reading comprehension issue will be successful. It would be better if you tell me exactly what I wrote that makes you think I say "... we need a law requiring all bathroom doors need to remain open...". Then, if you manage to do that, I will be able to explain to you your grievous error.

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George LeMont said Friday, May 5, 2017 at 10:00 am

Lanebat maybe it was your brilliant post informing us all how with your many homes and numerous bathrooms with different doors, they were always left open? That is your choice. I'm sure your guests enjoyed the stink coming out after you used them.

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MICHAEL LANE said Friday, May 5, 2017 at 10:33 am

LeMont "maybe"? Are you saying you have no idea? Let me ask this: did you discern, from something in my anecdotal information, that I wanted a law?

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George LeMont said Friday, May 5, 2017 at 10:51 am

Lanebat just simply tell us what your point was and spare us all the agony of your silly games? I could only assume you set the standards for bathroom doors being opened or closed, or maybe you feel lawyers, judges and government should mandate our bathroom door choices for us? This foolish case shouldn't even be going to court and if it does and the plaintiff wins we will all lose the freedom to keep our doors opened or closed per our personal preference.

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MICHAEL LANE said Friday, May 5, 2017 at 11:57 am

LeMont I realize that you have some real issues with processing information. What I posted was from the homes I lived in from childhood to now as examples of what I believe most people do. That has been borne out by the lack of people saying their bathroom doors are shut when unoccupied. This suit should not go beyond an initial hearing. But even if it did and the plaintiff prevailed it would not determine what our unoccupied bathroom door position would be.

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George LeMont said Friday, May 5, 2017 at 12:13 pm

Lanebat no I have no issues processing information so long as it makes sense. But thank you for sharing your bathroom door history with us all. I'll be sure to consider your procedures the next time I use mine. And if this sleazy lawyer wins this case you can be sure in the future if we close our bathroom doors and someone breaks a finger, breaks their toe or falls down the basement stairs this case will be used to ensure we are at fault somehow and our home owners insurance will go up. After all these days there is no such thing as an accident or personal accountability for the actions of mo-rons. Like the democrat party itself everyone is a victim today and someone must pay.

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MICHAEL LANE said Friday, May 5, 2017 at 2:16 pm

LeMont if you had paid, attention rather than doing your normal, you would know the suit is about the cellar door.

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George LeMont said Friday, May 5, 2017 at 4:16 pm

Lanebat gee really? But thanks for your bathroom door story it was very informative somehow.

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Michael Woodside said Friday, May 5, 2017 at 9:17 pm

Just as I've always thought; Lane's door swings both ways.

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Maura Seiner said Friday, May 5, 2017 at 10:22 pm

Mr. Stack I'm sorry your wife died. She died much too young. I'm sure she didn't mean to open the cellar door in the middle of the night. If this lawsuit prevails, any of us who want to entertain overnight guests, will have to build outhouses so our guests can go outside, in the dark, wrestle the bears, find the outhouse and have a tinkle so the guests can sue the bears when they fall!

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