(Closed) My Sue happy friend, how to deal?

posted 7 years ago in Legal
Post # 3
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Helper bee
  • Wedding: January 2011

Hmm.. I don’t know that I would continue being friends with someone like that, honestly.  You just never know if someday she’s going to have an issue with you.  That’s a tough one.

Post # 4
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Blushing bee
  • Wedding: June 2011

I am not sure if its your place to approach her. Regarless of how you feel, if your friends has a cause of action, your friend is entitled to have her day in court. I don’t want to sound mean, what makes you think you’re entitled to approach your friend about this, sorry but to me you sound a little bossy.

Post # 5
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Honey bee

I’m not sure if this is any of your business, honestly, unless she brings it up with you and it bothers you. Then you can tell her it bothers you and not to bring it up. 

But if it’s because you’re morally opposed to it, then I guess you can let her know you don’t want to be friends with her anymore, I suppose.

Post # 6
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Sugar bee
  • Wedding: January 1991

That’s kind of interesting. So basically you’re saying she is always suing somebody? Is it legit?

Post # 7
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Bumble bee
  • Wedding: August 2011

I don’t see why someone having a lot of lawsuits would be friendship ending. Are they frivolous lawsuits or maybe could they all be stemming from something related? There isn’t a lot of information but maybe there is something important going on. 

Post # 9
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Bumble bee

@SoontobeMsL: I couldn’t be friends with someone like that. She’s dishonest and is abusing our legal system. She’s a total freeloader. 

Post # 10
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Blushing bee
  • Wedding: June 2011

@MissHoneyBun: I know that there is nsurance fraud, but just because her friend has been in a lot of accidents does not mean she is committing them on purpose. I have friend who in the last couple years has been several accidents and all but one were not considered her fault.  Also, if she is getting compensation from the accidents make it seem like her claims are not completely frivolous. 

Post # 11
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Bumble bee

@zeoy85: “She got herself into a few car accidents where she sued.  I knew she wasn’t hurt though.  I just don’t think its right.  That is how she relies on money. She wasn’t always like that, I think it was something she picked up from some of her family members.”

What part of that is not frivolous?

Post # 12
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Bee Keeper
  • Wedding: September 2011

I know sometimes life craps on people and they have a ton of bad stuff happen to them all at once, but if she really is relying on suing for income, I would have a problem with that too :/. I would definitely ask her to not talk about the lawsuits in front of me if they’re not legit.

Post # 13
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Busy Beekeeper
  • Wedding: September 2012

How do you know she wasn’t hurt? And how is she relying on it for income? Her insurance company and her doctors would probably investigate if they thought she was doing it on purpose. 

I hit a deer going about 70. I didn’t have any physical scars but I couldn’t move for a month. Also I got hit by a drunk driver. Even though I only hurt my knee I still sued because the idiot totalled my car and I had to have therapy for a while.

Post # 14
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Busy bee
  • Wedding: April 2012

My mom is sue happy and I hate it. I will not talk with her about her cases or help her in any way with them. It is impossible to tell if she is truly hurt or not and all I do is make our bad relationship worse when I try to find the truth of the situation. She gets defensive and in some situations she was wronged, but in my opinion not to the extent that she was compensated. And that’s really  the point, in my opinion. But in her opinion she was. It’s best for me to not have a tight relationship with her and there are other issues there, clearly, but this is one of the top 3. I am afraid that one day she will find a reason to sue me.

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