February 2007

Why Dannielynn Gets Everything

For those of you who are closely following the Anna Nicole Smith story, this article by Professor Joanna Grossman clearly sets out the legal reasoning behind Judge Larry Seidlin’s "odd," "tearfully delivered," but also apparently correct ruling in the Broward…




Please Note: Even Elderly Marines Can Kick Your Ass

Luckily, I already had a great deal of respect for Marines, elderly or not, so I didn’t need this lesson.  But it’s too late for a mugger in Costa Rica who made the very poor decision to try to rob…



Lawyer Victorious After Two-Year Legal Battle Over $3.76

Adam Goodmann’s shoplifting conviction was reversed by New Jersey’s Appellate Division on February 2, bringing to an end a two-year legal battle that began with a dispute over a $3.76 charge for film developing. Goodmann was charged with shoplifting in…



PTO Refuses to Register “Obama Bin Laden” Trademark

Earlier this week, the U.S. Patent and Trademark Office informed Alexandre Batlle that it would not register the proposed trademark "OBAMA BIN LADEN," which of course conflates the names of presidential candidate "Barack Obama" and non-presidential-candidate "Osama bin Laden."  Batlle…


Batman Eludes Phoenix Police

The Associated Press reported on Wednesday that three Phoenix-area schools were put "on lockdown" after a middle-school student reported seeing a person dressed as Batman run across the school grounds, jump over a fence and disappear into the desert.  The…


Manila Airport Security Apprehends German Pants-Dropper

Upgraded security procedures at Manila International Airport are being credited for the apprehension of Hans Jurgen Oskar von Naguschewski, a 66-year-old German tourist who got so fed up with it that he dropped his pants before walking (or more likely…