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Quote of the Day - Grief can take care of itself, but to get the full value of a joy you must have somebody to divide it with. - Mark Twain
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How Would You Decide To Split The Baby?

It's your turn to decide.  Here's a snippet from the case's background facts, which is all you get to decide what percentages to assign to the two parties that split the proceeds of a $1.1 million settlement in a wrongful death action.  Think about it before you click on the link below to get the actual decision.

"Raymond has an adult daughter, Lisa.  Sherry met Raymond in August 1999, he proposed marriage to her in December 1999; and they married in September 2000.  Eight months later, in May 2001, Raymond was killed in a construction accident."

It took the court 62 pages to wade through the rest of the facts, analysis and the dissent.  Bet you can guess the outcome without all that work?  Click here to see if you're right.

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