Kids Sue Mother Over Birthday-Card Picking-Skills and Failed Appropriate-Gift Duties

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Mon, Aug 29th, 2011 11:00 by capnasty NEWS

The now-dismissed case, called a "litany of childish complaints and ingratitude" by the mother's attorney, sought over $50,000 for "emotional distress".

From the article:

Raised in a $1.5 million Barrington Hills, Ill., home by their attorney father, two grown children have spent the last two years pursuing a unique lawsuit against their mom for "bad mothering" that alleges damages caused when she failed to buy toys for one and sent another a birthday card he didn't like.

The alleged offenses include failing to take her daughter to a car show, telling her then 7-year-old son to buckle his seat belt or she would contact police, "haggling" over the amount to spend on party dresses and calling her daughter at midnight to ask that she return home from celebrating homecoming.

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