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Thursday's Three Burning Legal Questions

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

1) Question: I was treating my painful knee condition with some good medical marijuana. The pizza delivery guy who came to my house in the middle of my marijuana treatment just ratted me out to the cops! I'm not going to get in any trouble since it is "medical" and all, but can I sue the pizza place for messing with me in this way?

Answer: You are probably out of luck, as private citizens who notify the authorities about something are typically immune from lawsuits. (Consumerist, Medical Marijuana User: Papa John's Driver Ratted Me Out To The Cops)

2) Question: Yes, I did procrastinate in getting my son to the dentist for his painful teeth. But I did not tell him to try to pull two of his teeth out of his mouth with pliers. Can I get in any trouble for this?

Answer: Yes, you could be charged with reckless endangerment. (The Associated Press, Denied dentist visit, teen pulls out own teeth)

3) Question: I'm a firefighter in L.A. Three years ago I allowed a porn film to use my fire engine as a prop in the movie (it seemed like an awesome idea at the time). Was this wrong? Can I get in trouble for this?

Answer: Yes, it was wrong to allow your fire engine to be used in a porno. But the City Charter prevents the Fire Department from disciplining any member for actions that are more than two years old, so you may be have dodged a bullet here. (Los Angeles TimesL.A. firefighters won't face discipline in porn-film probe)

Posted by Bruce Carton on October 6, 2011 at 10:00 AM | Permalink | Comments (1)


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