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Monday's Three Burning Legal Questions

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

1) Question: We just ate dinner at a restaurant and the service was poor. Despite that, the restaurant is insisting that we pay a gratuity of 17 percent that was automatically added to our bill per the restaurant's policy. We paid the bill and refused to pay the gratuity, but now they have locked the doors to the restaurant, won't let us leave, and have called the police. Who is going to be in trouble when the cops get here -- the restaurant or us?

Answer: Tough question. You are not abiding by the restaurant's policy but it also sounds like you are being held against your will. Are you sure you don't want to just pay the gratuity and fight about it later? (Consumerist, Diners Say They Were Locked Inside Restaurant For Refusing To Pay Automatic Gratuity)

2) Question: I found a discarded lottery ticket in a garbage can here in Arkansas, and it turned out to be a million-dollar prize winner! "Finders keepers" applies here, right?

Answer: No, finders keepers doesn't fly in Arkansas, sorry. (The Associated Press, Woman Who Lost Ark. Lotto Ticket Entitled to $1M)

3) Question: Quick question: Can my girlfriend and I have sex in a cable car?

Answer: If you were born in the 1990s, you may not have sex in certain cable cars. (Orange News, Cable car sex ban introduced)

Posted by Bruce Carton on May 7, 2012 at 11:00 AM | Permalink | Comments (1)


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