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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 work as a security guard for the grocery store. This couple has been stealing massive quantities of merchandise from our various store locations in town for years. Now my boss wants me to place a tracking device on the couple's van the next time they come here so we can track their whereabouts! Can I do this? Did I mention that I work for a grocery store?!

Answer: It has been done before, although that does not necessarily mean it is legal. Maybe you could call in sick on "tracking device planting day?" (, Couple shoplifted $5 million from Portland Safeway stores, police say)

2) Question: My friend keeps saying he "foreclosed on Wells Fargo." Isn't the proper terminology that "Wells Fargo foreclosed on him?"

Answer: It depends. Sometimes if you get a $1,000 default judgment against Wells Fargo because it doesn't answer your questions in a lawsuit, and the bank neglects to pay the judgment, then you can get the sheriff to schedule a sale of the contents of a local Wells Fargo Home Mortgage office to satisfy the judgment. So maybe your friend is correct, after all. (Philadelphia Inquirer, Phila. homeowner wins judgment against Wells Fargo over mortgage fees) (via Consumerist)

3) Question: My friend just sent me a text message calling me a "nutter," i.e., a crazy person. That is the last straw, I am going to go to his house and beat him to a pulp!

Answer: Wait!!! Sometimes the text message's auto-correct function changes the word "mutter" (a mama's boy) to "nutter."  Can you seek a clarification pre-fight? (CNET, Auto-corrected text leads to killing)

Posted by Bruce Carton on February 22, 2011 at 03:52 PM | Permalink | Comments (0)


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