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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: I'm a park ranger. There is a nearly 70-year-old man who likes to hike in our park, but we keep having to rescue him. Two weeks ago he injured his leg and we had to send horses out to bring him back to safety. Today he fell off of a peak and injured his arm, and we had to send 10 rangers out for 23 hours to rescue him. Can we at least start charging him for this?

Answer: Typically no, but you can in "egregious" cases. And this gentleman should definitely pay the $3 to get a Colorado Outdoor Search and Rescue card that will reimburse search and rescue teams for costs incurred in any future search and rescue operations. (Denver News, Rangers Rescue Same Hiker Twice In One Month) (via Consumerist)

2) Question: I posed for a cosmetics ad, but the campaign never ran in the U.K. What is going on? 

Answer: The U.K. won't tolerate any excessive airbrushing in cosmetics ads that present "unrealistic images of women." They'll just ban it altogether. Try not to look so good next time. (Ad Age, U.K. Bans L'Oreal Ads Of Overly Airbrushed Julia Roberts)

3) Question: Is eating a hot dog the same as smoking cigarettes? Because that is how I am reading this sign.

Answer: The Physicians Committee for Responsible Medicine says that, like cigarettes, hot dogs should come with a warning label. The National Hot Dog & Sausage Council says that is absurd. I say you should probably consult with Medical Blog Watch. (CBS, Billboard warns NASCAR fans about hot dogs, stirs controversy)

Posted by Bruce Carton on July 27, 2011 at 04:21 PM | Permalink | Comments (1)


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