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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'm on a company's board of directors. We fired the company's CEO and, as a parting shot, she said in an interview that we were "doofuses" and that we "f---ed [her] over." Can we now refuse to pay her the last $10 million the company owes her under her employment agreement?

Answer: If the CEO has a non-disparagement clause in her employment contract, her "doofus" remark may well have violated the employment agreement and caused her to forfeit the $10 million. (FortuneYes, Carol Bartz had a non-disparagement clause)

2) Question: I broke up with my girlfriend last year. Since then, she has telephoned me over 65,000 times. Can I get the police involved here? 

Answer: Yes, she could be charged with stalking. (The Associated Press, Dutch woman calls ex-boyfriend 65,000 times)

3) Question: The police wrongly suspected me of hiding heroin and got a search warrant for a cavity search of my body. They found no heroin, but did send me a hospital bill for over $1,100 to cover the cost of the search. Do I need to pay this?

Answer: If you refuse to pay it, the police may back down. (MSNBC, Cops to pay bill for woman's body cavity search)


Posted by Bruce Carton on September 12, 2011 at 04:24 PM | Permalink | Comments (3)


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