Student who sued parents to get them to support her after she moved out returns home

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  • Laura Bilington Maple Valley, WA
    March 15, 2014 7:50 p.m.

    George, you've got it backwards. The parents do not have to insure the child. The law forces the insurance company to continue to cover the adult child (til 27, I think), if the parent has a plan which covers dependents. If the parent wants to drop the kiddo from their policy, nothing is stopping them.

  • GaryO Virginia Beach, VA
    March 14, 2014 9:56 a.m.

    Hey a Guy with a Brain –

    Absolutely, “Conservatives” have an entitlement mentality. They think they’re entitled to ignore the social contract.

    Thanks to the Founding Fathers and the Constitution, the government of the United States created a social, political, and economic environment within which the wealthy made their fortunes.

    And now many of these wealthy not only feel entitled to weasel out of the social contract, they are absolutely ungrateful to the nation that facilitated their creation of personal wealth.

    Essentially, wealthy Right Winger want to cheat our nation and its people. Oh so special, privileged, entitled, and able to sneer at the Constitution of the United States, they feel entitled NOT to pay adequate taxes and give back to the nation that made their wealth possible.

    The Constitution says the government should promote and provide for the General Welfare, NOT just the welfare of those born rich, entitled, and privileged . . . like Mitt Romney.

  • A Guy With A Brain Enid, OK
    March 14, 2014 8:57 a.m.

    @ Hutterite - American Fork, UT "Apparently maintaining the title of 'spoiled brat' is more difficult when you ostracize yourself from the spoils.


    So why exactly did she sue for her parents to pay HER college tuition?

    Doesn't sound like she was exactly trying to "ostracize" herself from the spoils.

    And you say?....

    @ GaryO - Virginia Beach, VA "All these "special" and entitled Republicans who can't be bothered with being good citizens are a veritable plague upon America. It's no wonder how some children turn out selfish, spoiled, greedy, and un-American. This is exactly what happens when entitlement "Conservatives" get there way."

    Gary, if you really think that "conservatives" are the ones who have an "entitlement mentality" I suggest that you ask how many current/former Occupy Wall Street protestors or Scott Walker protestors voted for Mitt Romney and then get back with me....

  • Way of the Warrior Arlington, WA
    March 13, 2014 7:18 p.m.

    Man, that first night home has got to be real awkward.

    "So, honey, what would you like us to fix you for dinner?"
    "How 'bout some sue-p, mom", responds the girl with a snarky look on her face.

  • GaryO Virginia Beach, VA
    March 13, 2014 2:09 p.m.

    Thid Barker, fani, and A Guy with a Brain - This young lady is not unlike those who think the nation owes them everything, and they owe the nation nothing in return . . . kind of like pretend patriots, and anti-Constitutionalists of America's Right Wing who don't want to abide by the social contract . . . and think they're above paying taxes to support the general welfare.

    All these "special" and entitled Republicans who can't be bothered with being good citizens are a veritable plague upon America. It's no wonder how some children turn out selfish, spoiled, greedy, and un-American.

    This is exactly what happens when entitlement "Conservatives" get there way.

  • Irony Guy Bountiful, Utah
    March 13, 2014 10:52 a.m.

    We still don't know what kind of strictures the girl was subject to at home. What some people call "discipline" is actually abuse.

  • Cinci Man FT MITCHELL, KY
    March 13, 2014 9:59 a.m.

    I am glad that she is home. It's where she should be and she should be grateful that the door is open to her. If she were my daughter, the door would also be conditionally open. I think that her lawyer embarrassed herself before the entire nation. And the media attention for this girl, her attorney, and the best friend's father has been brutal, yet well deserved. The entire family's disfunction has been unnecessarily broadcast for all to see. The time for privacy was some time ago. The father of her best friend shows very little wisdom and may be ethically challenged. Should a hearing be held considering possible disbarment or penalty for abuse of process?

  • Shimlau SAINT GEORGE, UT
    March 13, 2014 8:52 a.m.

    @eastcoastcoug; I agree 100 percent. I am and employer, and if she came to me applying for a job, I wouldn't even consider her. She seems like she expects something for nothing, isn't willing to be a team player, and if the time ever came to let her go, she'd probably sue me at that.

  • U-tar Woodland Hills, UT
    March 13, 2014 8:44 a.m.

    Like I have said before, most kids these days have never visited the back side of a woodshed with dad. What a sad spoiled little girl with no respect for most things in life.

  • george of the jungle goshen, UT
    March 13, 2014 6:39 a.m.

    I can see how she could rationalize it when we have laws that parents have to cover the kids insurance till they are 25.

  • eastcoastcoug Danbury, CT
    March 13, 2014 5:58 a.m.

    Her behavior portends a very difficult future. If this is her worldview and way of dealing with others, I see many challenges for her career and family in the future. She will never be someone who knows how to resolve things without a big fight. Her biggest issue will be seeing things from others' perspective. If I were an employer, I wouldn't even consider hiring her.

    Her best bet will be reality TV. She already craves that sort of attention. Mark my words, this is where this is going...

  • My2Cents Taylorsville, UT
    March 13, 2014 4:48 a.m.

    I hope the parents made her sign some documents demanding respect and obedience to her elders and they are the law of her life in their home. Socialism does not work in a home or in society, it never has and never will, thats why ever socialist country has expire and died and are in the history books as failed governments.

    But knowing how the justice system has rolled over into socialism, the parents may have lost and hope of respect from their daughter. Parents are not liable for a childs college education, that is something children have to earn and pay for themselves. With other children and the parents future at stake, selfish demands are not the burden of parenting.

    An adult child (18) is on their own and they are obligated to their parents for the rest of their lives and should give parents support money.

  • Kings Court Alpine, UT
    March 13, 2014 12:28 a.m.

    She acts just like American corporations--always asking for a handout or special treatment.

  • toosmartforyou Farmington, UT
    March 12, 2014 11:57 p.m.

    So if this should never have been brought to a court room, why was it? I'd say there's pretty good evidence that too many lawyers have no morals or ethics, they just want those big bucks known as legal fees and 'billable time' for talking with clients. Some attorney should have just said to her "Look, sister, you have issues in your family. Why not follow a course of action that will make things better and not worse?" Instead, that lawyer saw a chance for notoriety, which is good for future business, and to heck with what should have been done.

  • fani wj, UT
    March 12, 2014 7:47 p.m.

    She is a typical liberal/progressive in demanding everyone to payup to support their life style regardless of how clueless they are

  • Third try screen name Mapleton, UT
    March 12, 2014 7:45 p.m.

    I am generally opposed to spanking, but in this case I would make an exception.

  • Thid Barker Victor, ID
    March 12, 2014 7:09 p.m.

    How is she any different than millions of Americans who think their neighbors owe them a living? This is exactly what entitlement socialism teaches young people.

  • Shawnm750 West Jordan, UT
    March 12, 2014 5:42 p.m.

    Sounds like the friend's father had some dollar signs in his eyes since he's the one that pushed her to pursue the lawsuit in the first place... The lawyer's right in that this should never have been brought to a courtroom. But now the judge gets to make an issue of it and prove his/her relevance on the bench.

  • Hutterite American Fork, UT
    March 12, 2014 5:41 p.m.

    Apparently maintaining the title of 'spoiled brat' is more difficult when you ostracize yourself from the spoils.

  • A Guy With A Brain Enid, OK
    March 12, 2014 5:00 p.m.

    If I met this girl in person I would ask her if the words "selfish" and "spoiled" mean anything to her.....

  • BeSmart Cheyenne, WY
    March 12, 2014 3:15 p.m.

    Hopefully this family can works its issues out and everyone can be satisfied.
    So has she officially dropped the lawsuit?
    Maybe the lawyer said it was a long shot so she went home?
    I hope not but I am a bit skeptical of the timing.
    Anyways good luck.