February 2008



Repeated Demands for Prostitute: Grounds for Termination?

I don’t want to keep you in suspense: the answer is yes. Riverside Casino and Golf Resort, located in Iowa, apparently gives its employees a special bonus to mark their first year of employment.  The bonus, at least in this…


Junk-Mail Deliverer Sues After Mailbox Injury

"When I received a solicitor’s letter," said Paul O’Brien of Leeds in Great Britain, "I thought someone was having a laugh."  This was because the letter explained that Mr. O’Brien was likely to be sued by a woman who had…


“Heavy Hitter” On the Ropes

The Nevada Bar Association said earlier this month that it had received a complaint against personal-injury lawyer Glen Lerner, and that it was investigating.  Lerner is extremely well-known in Nevada, largely because of his ridiculous TV commercials, which have shown…


Police Stop of Ax-Wielding Bike Rider Found Justified

In a classic opinion of which I have just learned, the California Court of Appeal ruled in 1998 that police were in fact justified in detaining a man they saw on a bicycle at 3:00 in the morning, primarily because…




Butt Artist’s Case Against Former Employer Will Proceed

“Butt Artist Trial is Set” was the actual headline of the article at the link below, which informs us that a motion to dismiss Stan Murmer’s lawsuit against his former employer was denied on February 15.  Murmer, you may recall,…


Judge Jumps the Gun on Declaring Defendant Guilty

The evidence against Joseph Nee, on trial for allegedly plotting a Columbine-style attack at his high school, seems to have been fairly strong.  Or at least you could infer that from the fact that the judge in his bench trial…