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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: I am not Casey Anthony, but I do look like her. I am now regularly confronted by people angry about the recent verdict, yelling "baby killer" at me, beating up my brother, etc. It is particularly bad when I am running errands and I put my hair in a ponytail with a baseball ball cap and sunglasses. What can I do? 

Answer: You may wind up squinting a lot but the best I can suggest is that you to ditch the baseball cap and sunglasses for a while if they continue to lead to beatdowns. And maybe consult with Doppelgänger Blog Watch for more specialized advice. (CBS News, Casey Anthony look-alike L. Concetta Graves afraid to go outside)

2) Question: Quick question: What is the worst trouble I can get into for ringing someone's doorbell?

Answer: At least a charge of second-degree harassment. Maybe more. (ABA Journal, Dad of Imprisoned Teen Is Ticketed for Ringing Doorbell of Sentencing Judge’s Home)

3) Question: We are defense counsel in a personal injury case. During the plaintiff's opening statement, as counsel was describing the grisly surgical procedure plaintiff had to go through to try to avoid the amputation of his right leg, one of the jurors fainted and the judge had to call 911 and summon EMTs. This is a bad sign for our side, right?

Answer: Correct. (The Legal Intelligencer, Fainting Juror Prompts $10 Million Settlement)

Posted by Bruce Carton on August 12, 2011 at 10:00 AM | Permalink | Comments (0)


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