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Tuesday's Three Burning Legal Questions

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

1) Question: My wife has brought 550 cats into our home. I can no longer sleep in my bed because the cats refuse to lie on the floor, and the stupid cats block my access to the bathroom, do not allow me to prepare meals in the kitchen, and steal my food from the dinner table. Is this grounds for a divorce?

Answer: Yep. (Times of IsraelCouple splits over 550 house cats)

2) Question: My boss found out that my wife and I are swingers and now he insists that I invite him to our swinger parties, has made sexual advances toward my wife, and asks me to arrange sexual encounters for him through swinger websites. Is this sexual harassment?

Answer: Interesting question, as the defense will likely argue that (a) you cannot show you were discriminated against because you are a male, and (b) an employee cannot claim harassment when his boss hits on his wife. Keep an eye on the case of Roessler v. Royal Spa Corp., which is addressing similar issues. (OnPointNews, Swinger's Suit Against Ex-Boss Tests Harassment Law)

3) Question: I'm a woman and I was in an 18-month-long online relationship with a man. In fact, "he" turned out to be a woman all along. I wasted about $10,000 because of this charade. Can I sue for fraudulent misrepresentation? 

Answer: It may differ in your state but the Supreme Court of Illinois recently held that the Illinois law against fraudulent misrepresentation does not apply to personal relationships. (Chicago Sun-TimesOnline hoax leads to one conclusion: People are weird)

Posted by Bruce Carton on May 29, 2012 at 04:02 PM | Permalink | Comments (0)


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