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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: My employer wanted to perform a routine drug test on me. For some unknown reason the drug test guy kept showing up at my mom's house to try to perform the test, where of course I was not present because I do not live there. Now I've been suspended from my job for "refusing" to take a drug test! What the heck?! I'm 28 years old. I don't live with my mom! 

Answer: Sorry, but sometimes Major League Baseball can't get its act together on the drug tests, just ask Ryan Braun. You can still appeal. (Deadspin, Minor Leaguer Suspended For Refusing Drug Test Says Testers Went To The Wrong Address: "I'm 28 Years Old. I Don't Live With My Mom!")

2) Question: I admittedly was a bit uncivil when I complained about my meal to the cashier at McDonalds. But the cashier was completely unprofessional when she went in the back, got a metal spatula, and began hitting me in the head with it. Unacceptable! Can I sue McDonalds?

Answer: No, because the cashier's hitting you with the metal spatula "was motivated by personal animosity and anger, presumably from [being called] a 'bitch,' and [the employee] was never vested with any duty on that day other than working the cash register." (Consumerist, McDonald's Customer Can't Sue Golden Arches For Attack By Spatula-Wielding Cashier)

3) Question: I have a furniture store called Sofa King. Our prices are low, or as we like to say, "Sofa King Low!" Can we use this slogan in our ads? 

Answer: No! Please, think of the children! (GuardianSofa shop told: ditch rude catchphrase) (via Consumerist)

Posted by Bruce Carton on March 2, 2012 at 12:33 PM | Permalink | Comments (0)


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