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The Day's Three Burning Legal Questions

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

1) Question: I'm a prosecutor in a marijuana-related case. We sent the marijuana out to a drug lab by FedEx and by the time it arrived at the lab the shipping box had been opened, all of the the marijuana removed and the box resealed. Now what!?

Answer: It sounds like someone may be smoking your evidence somewhere and that your case is now "completely unprovable." (Associated Press, Marijuana In Long Island Drug Case Disappears During Transport)

2) Question: Can you ask Judge Carton if it is legit for a restaurant to charge extra for drinks with no ice?

Answer: Judge Carton says it is not legit and that you should see his related and well-reasoned opinion in the "all-you-can-eat sushi case," where the restaurant wanted to charge the customer more if the customer insisted on eating only the fish and no rice. (Consumerist, Should Restaurants Charge Extra For Not Putting Ice In Your Soda?)

3) Question: A large group of disabled customers wants to eat in our restaurant tonight and bring six guide dogs along with them. Other customers may have allergies and I'm not sure how six dogs would behave next to a buffet. What should we do here?

Answer: Unless you can show that the dogs’ behavior poses "a direct threat” or would cause an “undue burden,” it appears to be a violation of law to not admit these service animals. (CBS, Disabled People With Service Dogs Turned Away From Dedham Restaurant)

Posted by Bruce Carton on June 30, 2011 at 12:13 PM | Permalink | Comments (1)


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