Monday's Three Burning Legal Questions
Here are today's three burning legal questions, along with the answers provided by the blogosphere.
1) Question: I work for the city. My co-worker's perfume really bothers my allergies. I've asked my supervisor to help me with this, but nobody's done anything. I'm going to get awarded $10.6 million dollars in damages now, right?
Answer: Not necessarily. But you could very well get a $100,000 settlement if the judge finds you have a disability claim “based on the major life activity of breathing.” (OnPointNews, Scents Alive! Perfume Allergy Case Settles for $100,000)
2) Question: The priests and their helpers thought I was possessed, so they held me down in a botched exorcism attempt. Now I'm suffering from post-traumatic stress disorder from this attack. I think I'm going to sue them. What do I have to lose at this point?
Answer: Well, you could lose the lawsuit, owe the defendants $150,000 for their legal costs and expenses, and then have members of the congregation petition you into bankruptcy over your failure to pay their legal fees. (Singapore Law Watch, 'Exorcism' Case: Woman Sued for Bankruptcy)
3) Question: I just got beaten up and robbed for $61 while delivering pizzas! That's it. I'm finished with this job. Life's too short, right?
Answer: Right, but not so fast, pizza guy. Domino's is going to want that $61 back before you go. (Consumerist, Burgled Domino's Delivery Guy Ordered to Pay Back Money Stolen From Him)
Posted by Bruce Carton on March 8, 2010 at 03:30 PM | Permalink
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