Ashrak, on Mar 11 2009, 01:14 PM, said:
Puzuma, on Mar 11 2009, 04:12 PM, said:
Uh... So I go and rob a bank. I go to court and tell them I'm sorry I robbed the bank, basically admitting I did it. And the courts CAN'T use it against me in a case? Something seems wrong about that....
True...in criminal cases. It makes a great deal of sense from a CIVIL LAW standpoint though.
Many years ago I worked in a bookstore at a mall. It was company policy that if a customer was injured in the store for any reason, no matter who was at fault, that employeees were not to apologize in any way - not even a courtesey "sorry 'bout that" - on grounds that such a statement could leave the company exposed to liabilty in case of a lawsuit...since apologizing is considered an admission of responsibility. Under CA law at the time, if a customer triped on their own shoes & fell into a shelf, WE could be held liable.
I hope thats what this law is intended for.