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Liberty March 19th, 2015 7:25pm

Hypothetical (continued): Since the local government confiscated his tools for a year, Bob fell behind on a job for a client while acquiring replacements and had to pay liquidated damages. Should Bob win his lawsuit (more in comments)?

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CoffeeNow Powderpuff Leftist
03/19/15 1:02 pm

Bob is having a bad week

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steelcity Pittsburgh
03/19/15 12:33 pm

I think the tools, aka the murder weapons shouldn't be returned. If anything Bob should be able to pursue damages from the suspect who actually stole them, not the government. A good lawyer however, would sue both parties.

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Liberty 4,032,064
03/19/15 12:42 pm

See below. The suspect/murderer only had them for two days. The county government had them after that.

steelcity Pittsburgh
03/19/15 12:43 pm

I read below before posting the above comment. Opinion stands.

Honestly, I just don't think we will agree.

Liberty 4,032,064
03/19/15 12:45 pm

Fair enough. I just wanted to make sure.

Liberty 4,032,064
03/19/15 12:27 pm

Bob's tools were found two days later at the suspects home after being used to kill, dismember, and process the bodies of three victims. Bob immediately requested that his tools be returned to him upon being notified, but his request was denied.

Liberty 4,032,064
03/19/15 12:29 pm

It took Bob two weeks to get replacement tools, delaying him two weeks on his job and resulting in liquidated damages of $5,000/day x 10 days = $50,000. Bob, in turn, sues the county for damages due to the loss of his tools due to them being...

Liberty 4,032,064
03/19/15 12:30 pm

...confiscated for the county's use in its trial.