August 2007

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Michael Vick’s Legal Troubles Escalate

The conviction of Jose Padilla is more bad news for Michael Vick, already facing charges connected with his participation in a dogfighting operation.  This means he needs to be worried about the lawsuit filed in July by Jonathan Lee Riches,…


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Judge Pearson Appeals in Lost-Pants Case

The Legal Times reported today that Judge Roy Pearson, who lost a bench trial in June in his $54 million lost-pants lawsuit against Custom Cleaners, has appealed. Pearson, who shed actual tears during the trial and yet seems to have…


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“Duct Tape Bandit” Apprehended Immediately

Possibly inspired by (but far less successful than) last month's "Tree Bandit," who also employed duct tape but only to attach his foliage, a Kentucky man tried to rob a liquor store last Friday after first wrapping his entire head…



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Liability Concerns Said to Be Hobbling British Clowns

A British clown (a man who makes a living as a clown, not just some guy I think is a "clown" who happens to be British) was quoted this week as saying that clients’ concerns about possible liability have seriously…



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Man Sues 1-800-Flowers Over Unfortunate Thank-You Note

Leroy Greer sued 1-800-Flowers last week in federal court, alleging that the company’s breach of its privacy policy has caused him $1 million in damages.  Mr. Greer contacted the company in order to send a beautiful bouquet of roses along…


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Mysterious Cat-Napping Terrorizes New Zealand Community

A desperate search continues in New Zealand for Max the Cat, who was abducted recently by a person or persons unknown.  Lisa Morice, Max’s companion, posted flyers after Max failed to turn up last week at his home on William…


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Seattle Attack Blamed on Karaoke, Coldplay

A 21-year-old woman was arrested and booked last Thursday after she assaulted a man during an karaoke performance.  Witnesses reported the man was attempting the Coldplay song "Yellow" when the woman lost control and attacked him. Personally, I was surprised…


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“Too Drunk to Remember” Excuse Deployed by Federal Judge

News outlets in Denver are reporting that the chief federal judge in Colorado is facing some questions over credit card charges incurred at the "Diamond Cabaret" in downtown Denver.  For you cynics out there thinking that a place called the…