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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: After doctors took out most of my colon, God spoke to me and told me “Jesus up.” I did so by starting a clothing line called "Jesus Up." I saw that the clothing line "Jesus Surfed" could not get a trademark on the name, but how about "Jesus Up"? DId I mention that God supports this?

Answer: Again, Christ's name has already been trademarked by Jesus Jeans. You'll need to work it out with them. (Redding.comItalian jeans maker fighting Bella Vista man over right to use the name 'Jesus')

2. Question: I found a diamond ring in a Cracker Barrell parking lot. I told the restaurant about it, but did not leave it there. When I learned that the owner was posting online trying to find it, I promptly turned it in. Can I get in any trouble for this?

Answer: You could be facing a felony "theft of lost or mislaid property" charge here for failing to take reasonable measures to return the ring. (ABA JournalStranger’s lost diamond ring leads to criminal charge for lawyer who found it)

3. Question: My neighbor destroyed my flower bed because she claims I trained a squirrel to enter her garden. I deny this! What am I, Dr. Doolittle? I can't even get my kids to pick their wet towels off the floor, let alone train a wild squirrel to do something. Can my neighbor be charged for this attack on my garden despite this "squirrel defense?"

Answer: Yes, your neighbor can be charged with criminal damage here. (Daily Mail, OAP neighbour from hell, 78, ripped out homeowner's flowers in row over a SQUIRREL she thought was trained to enter her garden)

Posted by Bruce Carton on March 1, 2013 at 04:33 PM | Permalink | Comments (1)


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