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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 live in the U.K. There is a guy at my door who says he is from the government and is here to "inspect the efficiency rating of my refrigerator." This has to be a scam, right?

Answer: No, that is one of the government's powers under recent energy legislation. (The Telegraph, Powers to enter home to check on pot plants and fridges still in place despite pledge to cut snooping)

2. Question: Sure, I put semen in a breath mint drop bottle and distributed it to my fellow students as a prank, but can I really be charged with adulterating a food item? Breath mints are "food"?

Answer: Yep! (MLiveSaginaw student who put semen in breath mint drops pleads guilty, likely will have record sealed)

3. Question: I posted on Facebook that "I wish I could get fired some days, it would be easier to be at home than to have to go through this." My employer saw this and fired me the next day. Can they do this?

Answer: The National Labor Relations Board says that they can. (, Tempted to vent about work online? You could get fired)

Posted by Bruce Carton on January 24, 2013 at 04:12 PM | Permalink | Comments (1)


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