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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: I ran for a spot on the County Commission but lost -- to a person who had died a few weeks before the election. Does that mean that I am now the winner? 

Answer: No, the party that won will select the deceased winner's replacement. (Daily MailTwo lawmakers elected to office … despite both DYING weeks before voters went to the polls)

2. Question: I am a stripper and when I came down the pole I landed on a man who was visiting the club and ruptured his bladder. Am I liable for this?

Answer: There is not a lot of strip club injury precedent to go on, but one customer did get a $650,000 settlement after a stripper hit him in the eye with her heel. (CBS News, Man's lawsuit claims stripper ruptured his bladder)

3. Question: If I try to rob a Chinese restaurant, but none of the employees speak English and they cannot understand that I'm trying to rob them and I leave empty-handed, can I be charged with attempted robbery?

Answer: That sounds like a solid criminal law exam question. I'm going with "yes" even though the only example of this I've seen resulted in three unsuccessful robbers being "detained, but not officially arrested." (UPI, Police: Language barrier foiled robbery)

Posted by Bruce Carton on November 9, 2012 at 04:21 PM | Permalink | Comments (2)


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