July 2007


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Dentist Sued for Installing Tusks Gets Insurance Coverage, Says Court

The Washington Supreme Court has reinstated a decision that Dr. Robert Woo’s business-insurance policy should cover a settlement payment he made to a former employee after he installed tusks in her mouth, temporarily, while she was under anesthesia for a…


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Judge Halverson Suspended by Nevada State Commission

The Nevada Commission on Judicial Discipline issued an interim order today (July 25) suspending Judge Elizabeth Halverson pending a final determination in the disciplinary proceeding against her.  The order means that after reviewing evidence and holding a hearing, the Commission…


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Fundraiser Held for Defendants in the Pants Lawsuit

A fundraiser was held in D.C. last night for the Chungs, who were the defendants in the $65-million-pants lawsuit filed (and lost) by Roy Pearson.  It took place at the US Chamber of Commerce building and was co-hosted by the…


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Hungarians To Vote On Siesta Referendum

Apparently eager to be as democratic as possible now that they have the chance, Hungarians have repeatedly exercised their new ability to put referendums on the ballot.  The only ones that have passed so far were the two in which…


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If You Have Any Claims to the Pyramid, Now’s the Time

A quiet-title action filed in San Francisco yesterday was described this way: Quiet title action. The plaintiffs seek to re-establish title to several parcels located approximately in the center of a block in San Francisco bounded by Washington, Sansome, Clay…



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Groping Costumed Characters Declared “Inappropriate”

San Antonio columnist Cay Crow recently printed an interesting letter commenting on a March column she did about what she called “frotteurizing,” which sounded to me like something French people might do to milk but which turns out (she says)…



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Legal Battle Rages Over Future of Hemingway’s Mutant Cats

Reuters News reported this week that the federal government and the local authorities in charge of the Ernest Hemingway Home & Museum in Key West, Florida, are battling over the future status of dozens of cats that roam the grounds…