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Zittrain Torts Playlist Spring 2013

Christopher Broadbent, a minor, by his Conservator, Phillip E. Broadbent, Plaintiff-Appellant, v. Laura J. Broadbent, Defendant-Appellee, Northbrook Indemnity Company, Real Party in Interest-Appellee.

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Should children be allowed to sue if their parents’ failure to supervise them led to harm? Plaintiff—a two-and-a-half year old boy—nearly drowned in a pool and suffers severe brain damage. The defendant—his mother—had left him by the pool unattended for 5 to 10 minutes in order to answer a phone call.