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Wednesday's Three Burning Legal Questions

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

1. Question: My 16-year-old brother-in-law was being disrespectful to his mom so I asked his mom to bring me a Taco Bell burrito that was nearby. I then "delivered" the burrito to the boy's face in a way that left "burrito cheese, sauce and meat all over his clothing and face." Is this going to be a problem for me, because I think the boy may be calling 911 right now.

Answer: Yes, this burrito attack may constitute simple battery. (The Smoking Gun, Cops: Florida Man, 36, Assaulted Teen Relative With Taco Bell Burrito)

2. Question: Can I get a trademark on the name of my new clothing line, "Jesus Surfed"?

Answer: Sorry, but Christ's name has already been trademarked by Jesus Jeans. (The BlazeWhat are 'Jesus Jeans' and Why are They Sparking Legal Battles in (and Over) Christ's Name?)

3. Question: My buddy is the Pope. He is resigning this week and does not know what he is permitted to call himself or wear going forward. Is there any precedent for this?

Answer: Not in the last 600 years, but it looks as though the plan is for him to call himself "pope emeritus" and continue to wear a white cassock. (CBS News, Pope Benedict XVI's post-retirement name, vestments revealed)

Posted by Bruce Carton on February 27, 2013 at 04:20 PM | Permalink | Comments (0)


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