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Broke Son’s Computer Cord

My husband came into my son’s room to find something that he thought was in there. When he went in, he moved my son’s laptop that had a sensitive cord attached to it. My son claims the movement destroyed the cord. He feels that we need to buy him a new one. We don’t feel that way.


If the cord was broken by a light touch, it is clear that it wasn’t in very good condition, and there won’t be an obligation to buy a new one. Moreover, the act will probably not be liable for damages, because the very use of such a sensitive cord implies a degree of “negligence,” and somebody who causes the damage isn’t responsible.

At the same time, perhaps an amicable compromise can be reached.

Best wishes.

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