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Old 02-19-2015, 10:55 AM
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Salt Lake City, Utah (CBS LAS VEGAS) – A Utah woman has been granted the ability to sue herself for negligence in the case of a deadly accident that killed her husband in 2011.

The Utah Court of Appeals has ruled that Barbara Bagley will be allowed to proceed with a wrongful-death lawsuit against herself for alleged negligence in the Dec. 27, 2011 accident east of Battle Mountain, Nev., that killed her husband, the Salt Lake City Tribune reports. Court documents show that Bagley will be suing the driver of the vehicle, Bagley, for an unspecified amount of money stemming from losses in medical, funeral costs and mental anguish.

Bagley lost control of a Range Rover while driving in the desert when she hit a sagebrush which caused the vehicle to flip over. Her husband, 55-year-old Bradley Vom Baur, was thrown from the vehicle and suffered severe injuries that ultimately led to his Jan. 6, 2012 death.

Bagley made news after the crash when the family’s dog went missing but then showed up a month later for a surprise reunion.

Court documents show that Bagley claims she was negligent for failing to maintain proper control of her vehicle and for not keeping a proper lookout as she was driving.

The case was dismissed by Third District Judge Paul Maughan in 2014 but the Utah Appeals Court last week reinstated the suit in a 3-0 ruling that state law doesn’t ban Bagley from suing herself for damages.
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It's probably an insurance thing. It looks like the insurance company is defending her - "the driver".
If "the driver" loses the case (wrongful death found), whatever the insurance policy (hers / her husbands / ??? ) states will probably come into play and have to be enforced by the insurance company. Who knows how they have been classifying it...
If her husband has an insurance policy which covers wrongful death and they have been categorizing it as an accident of a different nature (not covered), then they could be denying her claim ...

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Lawyers defending Bagley – as the driver – are representatives from her insurance carrier. These attorneys say the wrongful-death suit should follow other state rulings in which cases involving people suing themselves for damages have been declared unjust.

Another possibility is self flagellation. In which case she's wasting a lot of people's time for bad "therapy".
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Liz Taylor did the same thing years ago with death of Mike Todd. His death made her the sole owner of the production company, and she sued to gain the insurance money.

It's probably not as uncommon as one would think.
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Another possibility is self flagellation. In which case she's wasting a lot of people's time for bad "therapy".
That's my thought...
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It's probably an insurance thing. It looks like the insurance company is defending her - "the driver".
If "the driver" loses the case (wrongful death found), whatever the insurance policy (hers / her husbands / ??? ) states will probably come into play and have to be enforced by the insurance company. Who knows how they have been classifying it...
If her husband has an insurance policy which covers wrongful death and they have been categorizing it as an accident of a different nature (not covered), then they could be denying her claim ...
I think you're pretty close. Its almost certainly about the money.
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I immediately suspected suicide. his motivation of course would have something to do with being married to a lunatic.
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