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Wednesday's Three Burning Legal Questions

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

1) Question:  Wow, what a night. The ladies were lovin' me last night at the club! Wait -- why do I have a $43,000 bar tab?

Answer: Did those ladies have accents? If so, you may have encountered some of the "B-girls." The FBI says sexy Eastern European women are picking up guys at hotels and taking them to private clubs with champagne bottle service. The guys think they are paying a couple hundred dollars, but their credit card actually gets swiped for thousands - -$43,000 in one case. The ladies allegedly get a 20 percent share. (Consumerist, FBI Busts "B-Girls" For Luring Miami Tourists To Rack Up Huge Bar Bills)

2) Question: I'm an octogenarian and I just injured my hand and wrist clapping my hands. This stupid device "The Clapper" is supposed to turn my lights on and off but I couldn't get it to work and hurt myself attempting one last "extra hard" clap. Do I have a cause of action?

Answer: Probably not, according to Hubbs v. Joseph Enterprises. (Lowering the Bar, Clap On, Clap Off, Case Dismissed)

3) Question: I'm thinking about hiring this guy I saw on Craigslist to write my term paper for me. He says he is an attorney for the state Supreme Court who has authored more than 200 judicial opinions and memoranda. Plus, he promises a "quality grade" for just $300. Seems like a good value -- should I go for it?

Answer: It appears that this term paper vendor may already be out of business, and out of a job. (The Faculty Lounge, Term Paper Ghostwriter Has Law License Suspended)

Posted by Bruce Carton on April 20, 2011 at 04:17 PM | Permalink | Comments (0)

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