June 2006

Seven-Foot Green Attorney Smashes Opponent

I was very happy to learn recently (and I honestly can't remember where I learned this) that Jennifer Walters, also known by her Marvel superhero name of "She-Hulk," is an attorney. Finally, a flattering depiction of attorneys in the media….


Meat Loaf Sues Over “Bat Out of Hell”

The artist formerly (and still) known as Meat Loaf, whose real name is the less tasty Michael Aday,  is suing his former collaborator Jim Steinman for $50 million over the rights to the phrase "Bat Out of Hell."  That was…


Canadians Pass $204 Billion Spending Bill by Accident

Bloomberg News reports this week that the Canadian government’s $204 billion budget package was passed in the House of Commons by accident, after legislators of the opposition parties forgot to stand up to debate it. Isn’t that what the Democrats…


Rock, Paper, Scissors Match to Resolve Discovery Dispute

While trial by combat is unfortunately no longer a part (officially) of our legal system, a form of it was revived on June 6 by the Honorable Greg Presnell of the Middle District of Florida.  The parties in Avista Management…



Executioner Wanted: Must Have Own Hood

Documents released Thursday by Britain’s National Archives discussed the search for a proper hangman in the late 1930s after Thomas Pierrepoint, described as "one of Britain’s longest-serving hangmen," neared retirement age.  Apparently, officials found it more difficult than you might…