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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'm unemployed. I was called for jury duty but, although jury selection was still going on, I never returned to the courthouse after lunch. The judge got really angry with me and ordered me to spend two days carrying a sign back and forth in front of the courthouse that reads "I failed to appear for jury duty." Can he do this? 

Answer: Indeed he can. (ABA JournalJudge Orders Jury Duty Slacker to Carry Sign in Front of Courthouse)

2) Question: The stupid dog in the apartment next door to mine in Fort Worth, Texas, has been barking non-stop for a full eight minutes! I cannot function in these conditions! What can I do? 

Answer: In two more minutes the dog will have met Fort Worth's "10 minute barking" threshold, and you can then call the police and have them issue a citation to its owner. (The Consumerist, City May Issue Fines If Your Dog Barks For Longer Than 10 Minutes)

3) Question: The cruise ship that I was on was shipwrecked off the coast of Italy. The shipwreck was incredibly traumatic and, in fact, there were several fatalities. Will the surviving passengers receive any kind of compensation for this?

Answer: How does a refund and a 30 percent discount on a future cruise sound? (New York PostDeadly shipwreck line offers victims 30% off their NEXT voyage)

Posted by Bruce Carton on January 26, 2012 at 11:00 AM | Permalink | Comments (0)


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