'Bad Mothering?' news article
I caught this story on a link scrolling by on site with state/local news highlights and thought I'd share. The kicker for me was one of the 20 and 23 yr olds lawyer for the case was their father. Being it was an 2009 suit, I will assume the 'kids' were 18 and 21 at the time of filing.
I'll also put a direct link to the paper I caught it in so paper can be credited/copyrights blah blah.
---"An Illinois appeals court has dismissed a 2009 lawsuit that two suburban Chicago siblings filed against their mother, seeking $50,000 and claiming she caused them "emotional distress."
Court papers show 23-year-old Steven Miner and his 20-year-old sister Kathryn Miner claimed their mother didn't send her son care packages at college, wouldn't buy her daughter a homecoming dress and didn't send gifts in birthday cards. The Illinois appeals court dismissed the case, ruling the mother's behavior wasn't "extreme or outrageous."
The siblings' father was one of their attorneys. Their parents divorced in 1995.
Cook County judge Kathy Flanagan previously said the lawsuit amounts to the siblings "suing their mother for bad mothering." The sibling's attorney wrote they view the lawsuit as "accountability," not an "attack on mothering."-----
Here is a link that might be useful: case dismissed