The above title is from the “News you’d be reading if modern day courts existed 2,000 years ago” file.

Considering madness like this, it really is amazing that there are still as many good people as there are:

The California Supreme Court ruled Thursday that a young woman who pulled a co-worker from a crashed vehicle isn’t immune from civil liability because the care she rendered wasn’t medical.

The divided high court appeared to signal that rescue efforts are the responsibility of trained professionals. It was also thought to be the first ruling by the court that someone who intervened in an accident in good faith could be sued.

Remember this the next time you’re watching one of those news magazines where the anchors are appalled at video showing somebody laying injured in the street while people just step over the motionless body.

California may have essentially outlawed caring and helping, which may be fortuitous timing for taxpayers. According to Gov. Schwarzenegger, the state might request a $7-billion loan. Sorry, California, but we can’t help you up because you might get hurt in the process. Good luck with that though.

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