Blog Network

About The Bloggers


Wednesday's Three Burning Legal Questions

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

1. Question: My cruise ship broke down in the Gulf of Mexico, stranding more than 4,200 of us for five days (including Valentines Day!) on a boat with overflowing toilets and little food. Can I sue for this miserable time on what we not-so-affectionately call the "Poop Boat"?

Answer: Unless you were physically injured, you are probably out of luck. (ConsumeristSo You Spent Days Sloshing Around On A Poop Cruise? Unfortunately, You Probably Can't Sue)

2. Question: I am a store owner in Colorado. Our state's new Amendment 64 allows adults to give one another up to an ounce of marijuana, provided it is done "without remuneration." Can I hand out ounces of marijuana to my customers if they purchase over $30 of merchandise in my store? 

 That depends on the definition of "without remuneration," which is still being worked out by lawmakers, regulators and a state task force. Maybe you should hold on to those ounces of marijuana for now. (The Denver PostMarijuana-for-donation swaps test limits of Colorado law)

3. Question: I'm not drunk so I do not need a designated driver. But I have a lot of texts and tweets I want to send out, which I know is also unsafe to do behind the wheel. What should I do?

Answer: Get a designated texter. (Orlando SentinelExpressway Authority launches 'designated texter' campaign)

Posted by Bruce Carton on February 20, 2013 at 12:00 PM | Permalink | Comments (0)


About ALM  |  About  |  Customer Support  |  Privacy Policy  |  Terms & Conditions