This one makes you think! The state argued Wednesday that an appeals court should throw out a jury verdict of $26 million for a girl who was beaten nearly to death after an incomplete child abuse investigation. Marissa Amora sustained severe brain damage from abuse in 2001 when she was 2 years old. She now lives with an adoptive family in North Florida, but cannot walk, swallow or remember more than a few words. Though a fractured clavicle is a common accidental injury for children who can walk, Judge Gary M. Farmer said he had seen cases of children removed from their parents with less evidence of abuse. But Farmer said he wasn't sure to what extent a government agency could legally be held responsible for negligence. "I don't know where I am on this case," he said. More Should DCF be held legally (and financially!) responsible? Would it do any good?