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Wednesday's Three Burning Legal Questions

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

1) Question: My company is filled with huge Yankees fans. We're not sponsors of Derek Jeter, but we'd like to post an ad congratulating him for his upcoming milestone 3,000th hit. Is there anything we should know before we post our ad?

Answer: Yes, make sure you do not include Jeter's name, his likeness, the number 3,000 or even the word "captain" in any paid ads. If you do, Jeter's people will "do whatever is necessary" to stop you. (New York Post, Jeter's handlers play hardball on 3,000 hits)

2) Question: Unbeknownst to me, my mom cleaned my toilet with MY TOOTHBRUSH and then put my toothbrush back in the holder. I have the police on Line 2. What crime has been committed against me? Attempted murder?

Answer: That is the crime of "harassment" in some jurisdictions. (UPI, Mom accused of toilet toothbrush tamper) (via Legal Juice)

3) Question: I'm a prison guard. A woman who is leaving a conjugal visit with one of our inmates seems quite nervous and is lugging a bulky suitcase. What should I do?

Answer: Check that suitcase. Sometimes prison visitors will try to stuff an inmate into a suitcase and wheel him out with the guards noticing. Heads up! (The Associated Press, Suitcase Prison Escape: Maria Del Mar Arjona Tries To Sneak Juan Ramirez Tijerina Out Of Mexican Jail)


Posted by Bruce Carton on July 6, 2011 at 10:00 AM | Permalink | Comments (1)


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