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Friday's Three Burning Legal Questions

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

1) Question: My wife and I are separated but we still live in the same house. Now she has a boyfriend and I'm tired of hearing them, um, you know, make noises when they are together. Can I plant a listening device under her bed so I'll know when "the coast is clear" before I entering the house?

Answer: No, that probably would get you charged with the crimes of "invasion of privacy and felony interception of communications." (Lowering the Bar, Non-Standard Explanation Offered for Bugging Wife's Bedroom)

2) Question: I found a chicken nugget that looks just like George Washington (here is the photographic proof). After saving it in my freezer for 3 years I placed it up for bid on eBay and received an $8,100 bid. Now the lucky bidder is backing out of the deal for my prized nugget. Can I sue? 

Answer: You might pursue an action for breach of contract to buy a nugget, but why not just save the headache and sell to the next highest bidder for $8,000? (The Associated Press, Top bidder chickens out of $8,100 McNugget deal)

3) Question: I stole the judge's nameplate off of his door after my court appearance, but nobody knows about my awesome heist. Maybe I should post a photo of myself holding the nameplate on Facebook?

Answer: Bear in mind that while this may seem like a good idea now, the photo will be incriminating evidence against you and could lead to a felony probation violation. (ABA Journal, Mystery of Judge's Stolen Nameplate Is Solved with a Facebook Photo, Cops Say)

Posted by Bruce Carton on March 9, 2012 at 04:23 PM | Permalink | Comments (2)


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