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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 with a law enforcement agency. One of our agents decided to take a joyride in a $750,000 Ferrari that had been "detained" during an investigation into its apparent theft from a dealership. Long story short, he wrecked the Ferrari. Does the government need to pay for the damage?

Answer: Of course not. Enjoy your sovereign immunity! (Lowering the Bar, Judge: Feds Don't Have to Pay for Wrecked Ferrari)

2) Question: The Rapture was supposed to take place on May 21, 2011, ending the world. That didn't happen, which is a significant problem for me because I quit my job and drained my retirement accounts in reasonable reliance on the world ending. What am I supposed to do now?

Answer: The end of the world has been rescheduled for today. Let's see what happens. (The Associated Press, Apocalypse, again: Camping says today's the day)

3) Question: We manufacture a brand of 151-proof rum. If one of our bottles accidentally turns into a flamethrower in the hands of a "flair bartender" and burns someone, can we be liable?

Answer: Quite possibly, and particularly so if your company actively promotes "pyrotechnic uses" of your rum. (Lawyerist, Court: “Rum Fireball” Suit May Proceed Against Bacardi)


Posted by Bruce Carton on October 21, 2011 at 12:36 PM | Permalink | Comments (2)


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