My hypothetical

Daniel Billings
Thu Aug 11 20:27:40 EDT 2005

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From: "Dave Faneuf" <>
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Subject: Re: My hypothetical

> Regardless of criminal liability I would think it would certainly be
> within the realm of possiblity that a successful civil suit might be
> filed depending upon the information gathered and withheld and whether or
> not it could have reasonably prevented the catastrophic event.

Maybe, but it would be completely unprecedented and would go against the 
long standing rule that there is no duty to report.

I don't know what happened after the Big Dan's case.  It may be that Mass. 
has a statute that covers such situations.  The Commenwealth has a lot of 
screwy laws. 

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