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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: In his closing argument, opposing counsel just referred to my medical malpractice expert witness as a "$400,000 lounge singer." Outrageous! Can I get a new trial?

Answer: Nope! (The Legal Intelligencer, No New Trial Despite Lawyer's Closing Argument Gibe)

2) Question: My buddy and I were hanging out on a frozen lake, and a woman who was also out on the lake asked us to turn around while she urinated on the ice.  So we did, but she then threw a fish that hit me and followed that up by slapping my buddy in the face with another fish. We just called the cops. Now what will happen?

Answer: Sorry, I'm from Virginia and you kind of lost me at "hanging out on a frozen lake." But if you choose not to press charges, the case will likely be closed. (FOX 17, Police: Woman Assaults Men With Fish In Norton Shores)

3) Question: I was burglarizing a house with another guy. The homeowner caught us in the act, chased us with his car, and accidentally ran over and killed my co-burglar. Is that going to be a problem for me?

Answer: Very much so. You could be charged with felony murder because someone died while the felony crime of burglary was taking place. (The Palm Beach Post, Accomplice gets life sentence for burglar's death)

Posted by Bruce Carton on January 25, 2011 at 04:53 PM | Permalink | Comments (0)


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