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Thursday's Three Burning Legal Questions

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

1) Question: I am simply trying to ride on the rollercoaster. Why are these theme park workers demanding that I subject myself to a Breathalyzer test? I'm not steering this thing, am I?

Answer: No, you are not steering, but some rollercoasters have had to shut down so much due to drunk riders vomiting everywhere that theme parks plan to breathalyze guests and turn away those over the limit. (ShortList, Theme Park to Breathalyze Riders)

2) Question: I'm a lawyer and the judge mispronounced my name twice during a trial, accidentally referring to me as "Ms. Bogus." Can I get the $1.4 million verdict against my client thrown out for this reason?

Answer: Sorry, but no. (Legal Pad, The Name Game)

3) Question: My child was invited to a pool party and the host hired a company to place a live alligator in the pool -- with the alligator's mouth taped closed -- to swim around with the kids. Is this a real, legal thing that people do at parties these days?

Answer: It appears that if the alligator provider has a "permit to exhibit," it may be legal. Hope that tape is strong! (New York Daily News, Rent-a-reptile: Florida company adds alligators to kids’ pool parties)

Posted by Bruce Carton on September 27, 2012 at 03:43 PM | Permalink | Comments (4)


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