NJ Court: Text Sender Could Be Held Liable

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A New Jersey appeals court sends a tough message to people who text.

FOX News Radio’s Jeff Monosso reports:

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The court finds a person who knowingly sends a text can share a liability if they know the recipient is driving and likely to read the text while behind the wheel. And if the driver causes an accident. Yesterday’s [Tuesday] ruling comes in the case of a couple who lost their legs when their motorcycle was hit by a teen who was texting and driving in 2009. The couple also sued the driver’s girlfriend who sent him messages though the judges agreed with a lower court that there wasn’t enough evidence to hold the girl in that case liable.

Jeff Monosso, FOX News Radio.




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