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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.

Mcdonalds 1) Question: I'm working the late shift at McDonald's in Minnesota and only the drive-through is open. But Minnesota Vikings All-Pro running back Adrian Peterson is standing in the drive-through and says he needs to use the restroom! On one hand, McDonald's says I'm not allowed to let people inside after-hours. On the other hand -- it's Adrian Peterson!! Can I let him in?

Answer: It may cost you your job. (Consumerist, Woman Fired From McDonald's For Letting Adrian Peterson Use The Bathroom)

2) Question: Does the doctrine of "When you gotta go, you gotta go" hold up in court? I was pulled over for speeding, but I was racing home due to my explosive diarrhea.

Answer: In Sweden, at least, the court has held that "a situation can only be classed as an emergency if somebody's life is in danger or if a driver hits the gas in an attempt to prevent a serious crime." The court concluded that a "woman's desire to get home to her toilet" did not meet this standard, and ordered her to pay the speeding fine. (Legal Juice, This Is Your Excuse For Speeding? In Court?)

3) Question: I complained to the police that my neighbors were too loud. Now they've trained their pet mynah bird to say the words "Clueless big-mouthed idiot" whenever I leave home. D'oh!!! Can I press charges or recover for my emotional distress?

Answer: Unless you have evidence linking the bird to your injuries, it looks like you are out of luck.  (9 News, Man sues neighbours over rude bird) (via Lowering the Bar)

Posted by Bruce Carton on January 18, 2011 at 03:03 PM | Permalink | Comments (2)


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