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Old 06-15-2022, 08:33 AM   #1
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liabilty?

If a member give incorrect or inaccurate technical advice and this advice results in damage or worse by an individual reading this advice and following this advice, does the forum or a member have any legal liability? Examples would be electrical and suspension/tires where dangerous information was offered and a forum member followed this advice and had damage or was harmed. Of course, the misleading advice was not given maliciously. Just curious.
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Old 06-15-2022, 08:45 AM   #2
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If a member give incorrect or inaccurate technical advice and this advice results in damage or worse by an individual reading this advice and following this advice, does the forum or a member have any legal liability? Examples would be electrical and suspension/tires where dangerous information was offered and a forum member followed this advice and had damage or was harmed. Of course, the misleading advice was not given maliciously. Just curious.
I'm obviously not an attorney, so I'll just offer up an opinion. If you stopped to help me along side the road, and I told you...."Go jump off of a bridge", and the next bridge you came to, you stopped, got out of the car/truck/whatever....and jumped off the bridge and was injured or even drowned.....I'm not responsible for your actions as it was just some advice. Now, if you were clearly mentally challenged (you probably would be driving, but let's say you are) and I told you the same thing, there might be some liability......but again, I'm no attorney so my advice.....DON'T go jumping off of a bridge on me now!
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Old 06-15-2022, 09:53 AM   #3
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I'm not a lawyer either BUT....I did sleep at Holiday Inn Express once!

Any "advice" offered on this or any other forum is not "professional" advice that anyone is paying for. They are simply non professional opinions, generally solicited. I wouldn't see any way anyone would be held liable.
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Old 06-15-2022, 10:08 AM   #4
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Old 06-15-2022, 10:40 AM   #5
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I'm no shark, I mean lawyer either but I don't know of many instances where a court awards damages to the aggrieved party because they lacked enough common sense not to vett a source on social media. I have no doubt that there are attorneys more than willing to take a case like that if they are using billable hours and not a percentage of settlement.
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Old 06-15-2022, 11:48 AM   #6
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What do you call a cruise ship full of lawyers and politicians (if theres any difference!) that sinks at sea with no survivors?




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Old 06-15-2022, 03:40 PM   #7
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The Lord created devil before creating lawyers in order to get the process perfected. The reason I was curious is that there seems to be a spate of misinformation being conveyed lately. Seems kind of crazy but when a new member comes aboard, they have not yet likely discerned the sheep from the goats. Just take care folks when you are given advice as it sometimes is contrary to common sense. Pay attention to the few folks here that actually provide rational help for issues.
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Old 06-15-2022, 03:59 PM   #8
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The reason I was curious is that there seems to be a spate of misinformation being conveyed lately. .
I donít read every post on every thread, but Iím curious what makes you say that. I havenít seen that and anytime I have seen it happen, people tend to correct them. That typically will lead to a discussion to bring out facts and supporting information so everyone understands. Are you seeing something different than that?
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Old 06-15-2022, 03:59 PM   #9
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"vett a source." For us old-timers I guess that means "check it out first"...lol
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"vett a source." For us old-timers I guess that means "check it out first"...lol
I could have used ĎVoir Direí, an old French for ďto speak the truth" but that always seems counter-intuitive to me since speak the truth and lawyers ......

My favorite lawyer joke.

An engineer dies and goes to hell. He asks the devil if he can make some changes. The devil is hesitant at first but then thinks about and agrees. After all, it may be good for buisness. So the engineer goes to work. First he installs air conditioning. Then he installs some nice fountians and a bar.

As work progresses God notices the improvements and calls the devil. He tells the delving to send the engineer up to him so he can get some improvements. The devil of course refuses and this angers God. God calls again and says "If you don't send him up here immediately I'm getting an attorney and sue you! The devil began laughing uncontrollably and bellows "What's so funny!?" The devil replies "Your in heaven, where are you going to find an attorney?
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"vett a source." For us old-timers I guess that means "check it out first"...lol
Yep, "trust but verify". New folks to RV ownership many times are looking for all kinds of answers and solutions to problems they've never seen. They come to a place like this for help. Folks that have been around a long while have varying ideas on "solutions". Some go by the tried, true and regulated, others "wing it" because in their opinions their solution trumps established rules and criteria....trust but verify.
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My favorite lawyer joke.

An engineer dies and goes to hell. He asks the devil if he can make some changes. The devil is hesitant at first but then thinks about and agrees. After all, it may be good for buisness. So the engineer goes to work. First he installs air conditioning. Then he installs some nice fountians and a bar.

As work progresses God notices the improvements and calls the devil. He tells the delving to send the engineer up to him so he can get some improvements. The devil of course refuses and this angers God. God calls again and says "If you don't send him up here immediately I'm getting an attorney and sue you! The devil began laughing uncontrollably and bellows "What's so funny!?" The devil replies "Your in heaven, where are you going to find an attorney?
That's pretty good.

My favorite enginner joke (as an engineer):

A doctor, a lawyer, and an engineer are golfing one afternoon, when they notice a group of four golfers playing very slowly in front of them. When they get back to the clubhouse, they ask the course pro who the slow moving golfers were. The course pro says "Those are four blind firefighters who lost their vision saving our course trophies in the clubhouse fire we had 5 years ago. As a token of appreciation, we let them play for free"

The attorney says "I will use my skills to create a tax-sheltered trust for their families.

The Doctor says "I will contact my world class Ophthalmologist friend and see if he can provide them with the new age treatment he is testing out to help the blind see."

The Engineer says "Why can't those guys play at night?"
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Like the jokes....lol

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Answer, there's some things a prostitute won't do for money.
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