November 2005

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Least Viable “Consent” Defense Ever

A man in Pittsburgh is suing his former girlfriend for $30,000 in damages resulting from a post-breakup bedroom experience that he claims was assault and battery, but that her attorney claims was a "consensual act." The suit claims that after…


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Man Stuck to Toilet Seat Sues Home Depot

Multiple reports today about the lawsuit filed Friday against Home Depot by a man who says he was ignored after finding himself stuck to a toilet seat. In the lawsuit, 57-year-old Bob Dougherty claims that he was in a Home…


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Italian Cities Begin Regulating Pet Owners

Last Tuesday, Rome’s city council passed new by-laws which it said were designed to protect pets against cruel treatment by pet owners. Among other things, the new rules ban keeping fish in "classic spherical fish bowls," and require dog owners…


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This Year’s Costumed-Criminal Stories

Every year some number of wiseass criminals commit crimes in costume for Halloween. This year at least one of them robbed two banks on October 31, dressed as a witch. The woman, who has apparently not yet been apprehended, robbed…