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Friday's Three Burning Legal Questions

Here are today's three burning legal questions, along with the answers provided by the blogosphere.

1) Question: Chad Johnson was allowed to change his name to Chad Ochocinco. Why can't I change my name to "Boomer the Dog?"

Answer: Some judges feel that "Boomer the Dog" could result in "confusion in the marketplace," and could lead to chaos if Boomer the Dog tried to call 9-1-1 emergency, for example. Sorry, dawg! (WPXI, Judge Denies Pittsburgh Furry's Request To Change Name To 'Boomer The Dog') (via Bad Lawyer)

2) Question: I'm a (former) flight attendant.  I cursed out a passenger, pulled the emergency chute releasing a sliding board, grabbed two beers and slid off of my last flight. Can I get my job back?

Answer: We'll have to wait until more of the facts are in on this one. But as comedian Andy Borowitz advised today, "Dude, you can't go up that slide." (Twitter feed of @AndyBorowitz)

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3) Question: Hi, John Doe here. Along with some other John Does and Jane Does, I just got sued for bootlegging at a concert that hasn't even happened yet? Can they do this?

Answer: We'll see soon, in Live Nation Merchandising v. John Does 1-5, Jane Does 1-4, and XYZ Corp. now pending in federal court in Los Angeles. (THR, Esq., Live Nation joins effort to pre-sue concert bootleggers)

Posted by Bruce Carton on August 13, 2010 at 03:34 PM | Permalink | Comments (0)


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