Wrongful-death lawsuit in Powell case moves ahead

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  • BYR West Bountiful, UT
    Aug. 17, 2014 9:17 a.m.

    Let it go.

  • Lilalips Attleboro, MA
    Aug. 17, 2014 5:33 a.m.

    People who are not allowed to visit with their children without supervision should not be visiting, even supervised, in their own homes. Never, ever. Having said that I think that these sad, devastated people do need to move on. A lawsuit will not stop their grief. Where to visit is a policy decision that can not be made by the court system. What are they seeking? Monetary damages?

  • 483bzac West Valley City, UT
    Aug. 16, 2014 7:35 p.m.

    Hind sight 20/20: Josh Powell was not to be trusted with his kids. Who had any idea that this was the case with sound reasoning to back it up? But this lawsuit suggests the (Washington) State was the chief protector of those kids. I don't like that, parents are the natural chief protectors of offspring. Both Mother and Father are protectors. Flip this: Mother kills 6 of her newborn babies. Does that mean a lawsuit should be brought against the State of Utah for not protecting those kids? And again, can we reasonably expect that the State prevents murder suicides?

  • conservative scientist Lindon, UT
    Aug. 16, 2014 1:46 p.m.

    The Cox's clearly love their daughter and their grandchildren and had some legitimate concerns about Josh Powell, who is now dead and can't be prosecuted. Now it is time to let it go and move on. I suppose they could continue to drag more and more people and agencies into this. Are they going to sue the West Jordan police agency next? Just let it go.

  • Nan BW ELder, CO
    Aug. 16, 2014 1:06 p.m.

    There was ample evidence that Josh Powell was not a responsible, reliable person that the visit should have taken place where there was less chance for him to accomplish his horrible deed. The social worker should not have been in the position of having to deal with someone as dubious as Josh Powell. Certainly what he did was unexpected, but there were red flags, and the Cox grandparents had tried to prevent him from being with the boys. I believe a jury trial is the only just option.

  • Eliyahu Pleasant Grove, UT
    Aug. 16, 2014 8:40 a.m.

    It's not a simple call here, but is it reasonable to expect CPS workers to be on guard against something that had never happened before and that couldn't have easily been foreseen? They're social workers; not seers.