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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'm in the IT department of a major investment banking firm. I was asked to run a massive search of thousands of employees' emails for the term "muppet." Huh? Are we representing the Jim Henson Company now or something?

Answer: Possibly, but sometimes firmwide searches of emails for the term "muppet" also result from a departing employee's scathing op-ed in The New York Times. (Reuters, Goldman Scans Internal Emails for ‘Muppet’: Sources)

2) Question: I'm a college basketball coach. My all-star guard was present for all of our pre-game routine and warm-ups, but now just a few minutes before warm-ups I cannot find him anywhere. What is going on here?

Answer: Sometimes when police know a college basketball player will be at the arena for a game, they will arrest him on an outstanding warrant just before tip-off. It happens. (The Virginian-Pilot, ODU coach didn't know about Bazemore's arrest )

3) Question: I fell asleep in bed while smoking a cigarette and burned down my own house. That is the fault of the tobacco company that sold me the cigarettes, right? 

Answer: Nope. (Abnormal Use, Philip Morris Not Liable for Fire Started by Cigarette)

Posted by Bruce Carton on March 23, 2012 at 01:53 PM | Permalink | Comments (1)


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