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Viva_La_Revolution Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Thu Apr-14-11 09:27 PM
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Plagiarizing B.C. judge prompts new trial
Source: CBC

A B.C. woman who was awarded millions of dollars to help care for her brain-damaged son will have to go back to court to try to get the money because the judge in the lawsuit plagiarized most of his decision, a higher court has ruled.

Monica Cojocaru was awarded more than $5 million in April 2009 after successfully suing B.C. Women's Hospital and its medical staff for negligence during the birth of her son.

The child, Eric Cojocaru, was left with permanent brain damage after a complicated vaginal delivery in 2001.

Read more: http://www.cbc.ca/news/canada/british-columbia/story/20...
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Hissyspit Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Thu Apr-14-11 09:37 PM
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1. What?
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Blue_Tires Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Thu Apr-14-11 10:06 PM
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2. wow....crazy
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saras Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Thu Apr-14-11 10:06 PM
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3. WTF? Isn't this what case law IS?
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rpannier Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Thu Apr-14-11 10:39 PM
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4. The plagarism wasn't from case law
The panel found more than 300 of the 368 paragraphs were almost identical to submissions made by the Cojocaru family's lawyer.
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Downwinder Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Thu Apr-14-11 10:50 PM
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5. Sue the Judge for additional atty. fees?
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davidinalameda Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Thu Apr-14-11 11:07 PM
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6. that's just damn silly
the appeals court ruling makes no sense

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