It is the considered opinion of many that you have no legitimate legal defense to present. You do not seem to understand that all legal advice is opinion to a degree. I did not comment in your thread because that was my assessment. I think you are screwed, and therefore have nothing to advise you as far as how to manipulate the legal process so that you are not held responsible for the harm caused by following too closely. You don't like that point of view. That's fine. I understand wanting to get out of something. Casting aspersions on the folks who have told you what they think of your situation strikes me as immature and ungrateful. That is consistent with not wanting to be held accountable for harm your negligence caused. But now I do have a valid suggestion for you, and that is to follow through on your stated commitment and move on.