Lawyer Admits Mistake In Child-Abandonment Case


The New York major law firm partner who ordered her bickering daughters out of her car and drove off without them says she made a mistake; a charge against her likely will be dismissed, reports the Associated Press. Madlyn Primoff, 45, of the law firm Kaye Scholer, touched off a national debate, with many people calling her irresponsible but admitting they’ve been tempted to do the same. A judge said he would dismiss a child-endangerment charge against her in six months if she stayed out of trouble.

Primoff put her 10- and 12-year-old daughters out of the car in downtown White Plains, N.Y., on April 19. A prosecutor said Primoff was “engaged in family therapy” and was not considered a danger to the children. Primoff became the focus of a debate on talk shows and the Internet about how to deal with the common family dilemma of children angering a parent by fighting in a car. Most mothers sympathized with Primoff’s situation but disagreed with driving off.

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