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Friday's Three Burning Legal Questions

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

1) Question: Yes, I am serving time for lying about having breast and ovarian cancer and tricking my friends into organizing a fundraiser for me. But does that mean that one of my so-called friends had the right to testify against me at my trial? When I get out of this prison I am going to call her and give her a piece of my mind!

Answer: Try to fight that urge, as it may land you right back in prison again on charges of harassment. (Delaware County Daily Times, Woman charged in cancer scam now faces harassment rap) (via Legal Juice)

2) Question: We are a diamond supplier. One of our customer stores left $10,000 worth of diamonds laying out in the store briefly, during which time they were eaten by the store owner's dog. The next day, the dog "returned" the diamonds to the customer, if you know what I'm saying. Now the customer has sent the diamonds back to us after cleaning them up. Can we just resell these cleaned-up diamonds as new, for engagement rings and such?

Answer: Congratulations! You have stumped the blogosphere, which has no answer for you. (WSMV-TV, Dog eats $10,000 worth of diamonds)

3) Question: I just got stung over 600 times by a massive swarm of angry bees. The bees were agitated by an exterminator's effort to get rid of a hive on the roof of an apartment building that I just happened to be walking by. Can I sue the exterminator?

Answer: If the exterminator did not first wrap or contain the hive, that could be viewed as negligence on his part with the foreseeable result of a swarming of the bees. (Jonathan Turley, Negligence or Act of God? 90-Year-Old California Man Stung Over 600 Times By Bees)

Posted by Bruce Carton on August 26, 2011 at 10:00 AM | Permalink | Comments (1)


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