Thursday's Three Burning Legal Questions
Here are today's three burning legal questions, along with the answers provided by the blogosphere.
1) Question: Everyone always says "man bites dog" when they want to refer to something unusual. What about "woman bites dog?" Wouldn't that be even more unusual? How about some respect for the ladies?
Answer: Here you go. Woman bites dog ... and gets herself charged with animal cruelty and underage drinking. (Trib Local, Police: Woman bites dog)
2) Question: I've been going to tanning salons my whole life and I look awesome. Crispy dark-orange, but awesome. Can I bring my six-year-old daughter along with me so that she can enjoy some fake-tanning, too?
Answer: No, that will get you charged with second-degree child endangerment. (CBS News, NJ mom arrested over 6-year-old's alleged tanning visit)
3) Question: My wife and I are renting a house and after living here just a week or so we're confident it is haunted. Our clothes get mysteriously ejected from their closets, and we hear strange noises like footsteps and the sound of something being dragged through the basement. Can we move out before our lease term is up and sue to recover our security deposit?
Answer: You can try, but the landlord may countersue you for stigmatizing the property with your spooky claims and diminishing his ability to rent or sell the house in the future. (Asbury Park Press, Embrace spirit of ghost story)
Posted by Bruce Carton on May 3, 2012 at 11:00 AM | Permalink
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