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Wednesday'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 at the local park and some dude started complaining that I was making too much noise and keeping his friend from sleeping. Then he picked up a pooper scooper and began swinging it at me, so I picked up my own pooper scooper to defend myself and engaged in a pooper scooper duel for about 30 minutes. Are you kidding me?? This has to be some kind of crime, right? Pooper scoopers can hurt!

Answer: It must be some crime, you are right, but the blawgosphere seems to have no record of any prior "assault and battery by pooper scooper." (Seattle PIEn garde: 2 battle with pooper scoopers in Seattle park

2) Question: I saw in your recent post that the woman who gave in to her boyfriend's request to put his penis in a hot hair iron was not guilty of assault because he asked for it. Similarly, my friend is begging me to shoot him in his own leg because he wants to know "how it feels." Can I shoot him without getting in trouble with the law?

Answer: No, it looks like that would be "reckless endangerment" on your part. Hold your fire! (The Associated Press, Cops: NY man shoots friend in leg at his request)

3) Question: I bought an old fixer-upper house and made some repairs to it, including a new roof and electrical and plumbing work. Then I figured out that the house the realtor sold me was actually the one next to the house I'd erroneously done the work on. D'oh!! Can I recover my expenses from the realtor?

Answer: It looks like you will have an uphill battle, sorry. (The Consumerist, Woman Buys, Rehabs Wrong House; Can't Get Anyone To Care About It)

Posted by Bruce Carton on May 16, 2012 at 11:00 AM | Permalink | Comments (0)


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