View Poll Results: Should the family have to pay this fine?

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    Quote Originally Posted by Sparklydreamer View Post
    Seriously? That can't be right. Surely.

    To enforce that would be monstrously cruel.
    Yet two people have voted "yes" so far....

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    Definitely wrong. I didn't think family could inherit debt but I'm not sure how it works with minors.

    They do this in Japan however if you commit suicide by jumping in front of a train as it causes delays.

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    Quote Originally Posted by GluttonForPunishment View Post
    Yet two people have voted "yes" so far....
    I noticed that too. Even if they legally had to pay, it is undeniably cruel. The person who sent them the fine clearly has no conscience. Yuck.

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    If I were that family I would challenge that. But I can understand how they might not be able to organise a challenge in their grief. Outrageous. I would love to see the exact provision they were fined under. If legally it is sound I would still think there is a good chance for waiving it on compassionate grounds, which many agencies/councils will do.

    Still, it is shocking they are made to deal with this on top of their tragedy.
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    That's so disgusting. I'd be furious - I couldn't even imagine what that poor family is going through.

    There's no way they should have to pay and I can't imagine a council that would make them pay of it was challenged.

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    No, they should not have to pay the fine. Stuff the law, it is just so heartless to try to make them pay up.

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    It's utterly ridiculous.

    It sounds like a news story waiting to happen - and then the update would be from the council who imposed the fine saying, "It was a clerical error and we aplogise..." blah blah after everyone goes on about what heartless jerks they are. Laws are gotten around all the time depending on circumstance.

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    Absolutely not. That is disgraceful that they're being forced to pay it.

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    Quote Originally Posted by MsMummy View Post
    If the story is correct, then I would advise them to take it to a solicitor and they can write a scathing letter to whoever issued the fine.

    Or the media.
    that was my first thought .. while you wouldn't want the family to go through any more stress .. A Current Affair to TT would have a BALL with that story

    while I appreciate that the law is there for a reason - I cant imagine its easy to police ...

    The family have lost a child ... in a very unfortunate way ... I'm sure they are already financially stressed about the costs of a funeral, and sorting out the teenagers paperwork/ finances .. they hardly need this stress on top of it all ..

    legally its probably right .. morally its wrong . .

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    it's not them that jumped and they're going through enough I'm sure if they could've they'd have prevented/ stopped it


 

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