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Tuesday'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 trying to pursue my chosen career of being a guy who dresses up like a gladiator and gets paid to be in tourists' photos outside the Colosseum in Rome. But every time I head over to the Colosseum, other gladiator-wannabes who want that turf all to themselves demand that I leave the area, try to intimidate me and even try to beat me up. What can I do?

Answer: The Rome police recently performed an undercover sting on the mean gladiators. Maybe give it another try now. (The Associated Press, Rome police go undercover in 'gladiator' ring sting)

2) Question: I am a baseball pitcher. An umpire just filed a report against me at the local police department alleging that I conspired with my catcher to hit him with one of my pitches. Is this a real crime? Do I need a lawyer?

Answer: This is a new one. Congratulations, you have stumped the entire blogosphere, which has no answer for you. Maybe you can wear a wire and implicate your catcher to get off light? (Deadspin, Youth-Baseball Umpire In Missouri Claims Pitcher, Catcher Conspired To Hit Him With A Pitch)

3) Question: I have not seen this topic addressed in the Things You Can't Do on a Plane series, so let me give it a shot here. I got drunk before boarding my plane and, long story short, ended up urinating on the leg of a young girl on the flight. Is this going to be a problem?

Answer: Yes. You may be charged with indecent exposure. And kicked off of the U.S. ski team. (New York PostMan who peed on girl on JetBlue flight tossed off US ski team)

Posted by Bruce Carton on August 16, 2011 at 11:52 AM | Permalink | Comments (1)


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