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Thursday's Three Burning Legal Questions

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

1) Question: I am on the county Board of Commissioners. We have an opportunity to lease about 200 parking spaces from a prominent local attorney for courthouse parking, at a price of $277,536 a year. Does this seem like a good move?

Answer: Perhaps, but decidely less so if the spaces are in a garage owned by your county and which your county has previously leased to that same local attorney for $107,500 a year. (South Florida Lawyers, Attention All Judges in Broward County Courthouse: Bill Scherer is Now Your Landlord!)

2) Question: I know people say I should encrypt my family's WiFi connection at our home, but what is the big deal? Who cares if some free WiFi goes out to my neighbors?

Answer: It can go beyond that. For example, sometimes people seeking child pornography will cruise neighborhoods looking for unprotected networks, then use your WiFi to download child porn and share it with online porn rings. So heads up! (Consumerist, Former Cop Accused Of Using WiFi From Neighbors, Businesses To Get Child Porn)

3) Question: I am an aspiring screenwriter. I just had an exciting meeting at a talent agency, but I'm embarassed to say I left my briefcase containing my laptop and my latest script inside the talent agency. Is there an inconspicuous way for me to recover this?

Answer: Uh oh. (Los Angeles TimesBeverly Hills police blow up screenwriter's laptop, script) (via Lowering the Bar)

Posted by Bruce Carton on August 18, 2011 at 10:00 AM | Permalink | Comments (1)

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