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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: This guy in my office likes to stop by my cube after he takes a smoke break, and he still has the odor of smoke on him. Can I get sick from this?

Answer: Doctors now say that this kind of "third-hand smoke" can be a hazard, as well. (Legal As She Is Spoke, And Now There’s Third-Hand Smoke)

2) Question: My daughter was competing for a spot at a New Zealand boarding school with another girl. The other girl's mom called the school pretending to be a "sexual health worker," and falsely stated that my daughter needed treatment for a sexually transmitted disease and was in a lesbian relationship. Is this legal?

Answer: No, in New Zealand that is the crime of "using a telephone for fictitious purposes." (The Southland TimesMum sentenced for lesbian sex lies)

3) Question: People hunt deer all the time, so I assume it is OK for me to run a deer over with a snowmobile, right? Assume that it is hunting season for purposes of this question.

Answer: Wrong. That is felony animal mistreatment, which can get you sent to jail for many years. (The Associated Press, Wisconsin man gets 11 years for killing deer with snowmobile)

 

Posted by Bruce Carton on December 1, 2011 at 10:00 AM | Permalink | Comments (3)

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