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. (Consumerist, So 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?
Answer: 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 Post, Marijuana-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 Sentinel, Expressway Authority launches 'designated texter' campaign)
Posted by Bruce Carton on February 20, 2013 at 12:00 PM | Permalink
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