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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: I am in kindergarten and today is show-and-tell. Do you think my dad will mind if I bring these 50 bags of brown powder I found inside a jacket at home to show my friends?

Answer: Yes, I think your dad will definitely mind, although the police may appreciate it. Maybe you could bring a Power Ranger or something else today? (The Associated Press, Conn. boy, 5, takes 50 packets of heroin to school). 

2) Question: I am a police officer on "school resource duty" at the local middle school. I have asked several times for these kids to clear the hall way and get to class, but they are just taking their sweet time. I can start shooting some pepper spray blasts throughout the halls to get people moving, right?

Answer: No, sir! (CW Arkansas, Students hospitalized after pepper spray incident at a Pine Bluff junior high school)

3) Question: I bought an old stock certificate at an estate sale for $5. The certificate is for an old share of stock in a company that was later taken over by Coca Cola. The line where the shareholder's name should go was blank so I wrote my name in -- am I entitled to $130 million now?

Answer: Keep an eye on the case of Coca-Cola v. Marohn in Delaware, in which a similar claim was made (although the judge handling the case recently called it "a new version of the 'Beverly Hillbillies'").  (Reuters, Garage sale find: $130 million in Coke stock?)

Posted by Bruce Carton on April 13, 2012 at 11:00 AM | Permalink | Comments (0)

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