you can’t sue the king’s men, peasant.

The main difference between private corporations and public employees is accountability.

For example, when a CitiBank employee destroys your property while it’s in his custody, you can at least file a lawsuit. If the Feds, on the other hand, wreck your three-quarter-million dollar car while taking it for a joyride, you’re very much Shit Out Of Luck.


9 thoughts on “you can’t sue the king’s men, peasant.

  1. Fred2 says:

    Ridiculous application of sovereign immunity.

    I could see the judge ruling that way if in the course of normal operation for strictly investigatory purposes the car – was, I dunno, hit by a lightning bolt, or they were testing acceleration to prove a point that was relevant to the investigation ( on a track, thankyouverymuch) and the wheels fell off – but this was a blatant joyride.

    Abuse of power under color of authority.

    I hope the insurance company can & will appeal this.

  2. Ian Argent says:

    I hope they do appeal and get it clarified to “in the course of official duties.” Geez.

  3. Chrystoph says:

    Typical of our society’s “Not my problem or responsibility” attitude. The sad thing is, these people have succeeded in becoming our role models.

  4. perlhaqr says:

    I wonder if a 3/4 million dollar loss is enough to justify hiring an assassin. If the system won’t impose a penalty, they might feel it’s worth going outside the system.

    Have the “corporation” do it, so none of the individuals involved are culpable… oh irony.

  5. LittleRed1 says:

    Unless joyriding is now part of investigative techniques, the two feds should be held liable. And have their pay docked for d1cking around on tax-payer time.

  6. Jay G. says:

    They’re sure not providing any incentive for folks to just cooperate if there’s something cool and/or expensive on the line…

  7. Jared says:

    The other difference is sustainability. Money “invested” in a government job needs to be “invested” again next week. Money invested in a real job where something is produced can sustain itself for year after year. Progressives always forget this crucial difference between real jobs and public sector jobs.

  8. joated says:

    That ain’t right!

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