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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: There is a naked, 300-pound bodybuilder on my front porch, and he looks like he's in a bit of a 'roid rage. Should I tell him to get off of my porch?

Answer: Unless you have four police officers, two stun guns and four sets of handcuffs available to you, you might want to call for backup before you confront him. (The Associated Press, Naked bodybuilder attack leaves couple badly hurt)

2) Question: It took years, but I'm proud to say I won my case today representing a prisoner who claimed he had his religious rights violated. Yes, the jury awarded him just $1, but a win is a win, right? How much can I recover in attorney fees? 

Answer: The Prison Litigation Reform Act of 1997 limits attorney fees to 150 percent of a jury award, so by my calculations your fee award should be $1.50. (The Associated Press, Attorney Harrison Williams objects to appeals court's $1.50 ruling)

3) Question: I noticed a horrible rotten stench in the used car I purchased shortly after I purchased it. I later learned that a dead body had apparently been stowed inside the car at some point prior to my purchase. Can I get a refund?

Answer: Maybe, but it may take litigation to get a refund. (Consumerist, Woman Sues Car Dealership Over Dead Body Smell)

Posted by Bruce Carton on December 7, 2011 at 10:00 AM | Permalink | Comments (0)

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