February 2006

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Latest E-Mail Shot Heard Round the World

Of course most or all of you have seen this already — the latest reminder that if you don’t want something to possibly be read by most of the English-speaking world, don’t put it in an email. This arises from…


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Trigger-Happy Cheney Bags Lawyer During Weekend Hunting Trip

This weekend, Vice President Dick Cheney shot a lawyer in the face. According to reports, Cheney and several others were hunting quail on the Armstrong Ranch in Texas.  Harry Whittington, a 78-year-old "millionaire attorney" from Austin, shot a bird and…


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TRAVELER ALERT: Heads in Luggage Must Be Declared

"Homeland security" air-travel regulations get more ridiculous all the time. First, nail clippers are banned. Now, you can get in trouble just for having a severed head in your luggage. What's next? Myrlene Severe, a 30-year-old Haitian-born resident alien, learned…


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Judge Apologizes for Pre-Sentencing Super Bowl Cheer

Judge Beverly Grant of Pierce County, Washington, is a big Seahawks fan judging by her call for a "Go Seahawks!" cheer by everyone in the courtroom as she took the bench last Friday.   When the first response was fairly tepid,…


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Benihana Cleared in Flying-Shrimp Wrongful-Death Case

This week, a jury in Long Island rejected a plaintiff’s claim that her husband died as a result of negligence by a shrimp-flinging Benihana chef. Jacqueline Colaitis testified that her husband Jerry hurt his neck while trying to dodge a…