Talk about a "petty grievance." The First District Appellate Court of Illinois recently dismissed a lawsuit brought against a mother by her two children. Her alleged crime? "Bad mothering." The son, 23, and daughter, 20, enlisted three attorneys — one of whom is their father and the woman's ex-husband — to accuse the woman of insisting that her then-teenage daughter be home by midnight, "haggling" over party dress budgets, and failing to send college care packages. The (not-so) spoiled kids sought more than $50,000 in damages.
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