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Tuesday's Three Burning Legal Questions

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

1) Question: I took my eyes off of my son for 2 seconds at this restaurant and now I see he has climbed into the "claw grabber" machine filled with lollipops. Doh!! He's stuck in there now. Do we have a claim for false imprisonment or something? What are our rights here?

No. You have the right to be an attentive enough parent that your kid does not crawl into a claw grabber machine. If you're lucky, you might get a £30 voucher, but that is about it. (Telegraph, Toddler Trapped in Lolly Machine After Climbing in for Sweets) (via Jonathan Turley)


2) Question: I'm a female nurse. One of my male patients filed a complaint against me for my "failure" to provide sexual services as part of his care at home. He says I should be dismissed on the grounds that I am unfit to provide care. Huh? This was not covered in nursing school.

Answer: No, of course you do not need to do that. And rest assured that Dutch union NU'91 has launched a national campaign against demands for sexual services by patients called, "I Draw The Line Here." (Reuters, Nurses' Union: Care Does Not Include Sex)

Enronscripophily 3) Question: My bank just sent me a letter saying that my home was at risk of foreclosure, and that "To cure the default you must pay the the past due amount of $0.00, including $0.00 in late charges and $0.00 in delinquency related expenses." How do I accomplish this?

Answer: Thinking ... scanning blogosphere ... hmmmph ... the blogosphere has no answer for you. Perhaps just send them a check for the amount of $0.00? Or send an empty wallet? Maybe send an Enron stock certificate? (Consumerist, Citi Demands You Pay $0 or They Will Foreclose on Your House)

Posted by Bruce Carton on March 16, 2010 at 03:15 PM | Permalink | Comments (3)


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