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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 believe I can save tens of dollars if I take all of the coupons from all of the newspapers in the vending machine when I buy a single paper. Is this going to be a problem? It's not like I'm taking the actual newspapers.

Answer: Yes, it will be a problem and you could be charged with the crime of "fraudulent destruction or removal or concealment of writing." (Consumerist, Extreme Couponer Arrested For Stealing Coupon Inserts)

2) Question: I was just pulled over by police and given a speeding ticket for going 182 mph on my motorcycle. Can you tell me (a) what is the fine for 182 mph and (b) is 182 mph a new record?

Answer: It looks like the fine for going 182 mph is $375 and a court order to buy high-risk insurance. As for the record, we don't have good data on that here but I do know it exceeds the 102 mph by the woman who was late to her salon appointment and the 128 mph (on a 45 mph street) recorded by NASCAR Driver Kyle Busch. (Legal Juice, You Call That Speeding? More Like Time Traveling)

3) Question: I have carefully read Volume 1 and Volume 2 of Things You Can't Do on a Plane. Thank you for that information. One thing I did not see covered -- what about getting out of your seat and urinating in the aisle of the plane mid-flight? Can you do that on a plane?

Answer: Volumes 1 and 2 of Things You Can't Do on a Plane are not an exhaustive list of prohibitions. Of course you may not urinate in the aisle of a plane. People, please! (The New Zealand Herald, Drunk flyer urinates in plane aisle)

Posted by Bruce Carton on July 5, 2011 at 04:34 PM | Permalink | Comments (0)


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