March 2008

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Russian Farmer Sues Space Agency for Rocket Damage

Tired of having rocket parts rain down on his village, a Russian shepherd is suing Roskosmos, the Russian space agency, for one million rubles after a 10-foot piece of space trash hit his property, narrowly missing his outhouse. Boris Urmatov…


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Canadian Dollar, Lawsuit Activity Up

Now that Canadians have a currency that can actually compete with the U.S. dollar, it looks like they may be trying to catch up to us in unnecessary lawsuits as well. Last week, the National Post of Canada reported on…


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Court of Appeal Upholds Right to Private Drunkenness

In a recent case, the California Court of Appeal definitively resolved a legal question that has long puzzled scholars: If a man is drunk inside a woodshed, and leaves the woodshed only at the request of police, can he be…


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San Francisco Superior Court Is Victim of Hit-and-Run

Legal Pad reported yesterday that officials at SF Superior Court are trying to figure out who has to pay for damage to the courthouse apparently caused by a hit-and-run driver earlier this month. Trust me, there is no point in…


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Video Ruins Yet Another Workers’ Comp Claim

How many workers’ compensation claims have been proven false by a video showing the claimant doing something inconsistent with his claimed injury? Well, it’s probably a lot.  And now it’s a lot plus one. Garrett Dalton, 41, of Naugatuck, Connecticut,…


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“Pro-Life” Candidate Seeks to Appear on Idaho Ballot

Probably most Senate candidates from Idaho have been pro-life, but this one is Pro-Life.  Literally. Mr. Pro-Life, 66, is a strawberry farmer who was born "Marvin T. Richardson."  He ran for the state legislature under that name in 2004, but…




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Southerners Fear War Between the States

In case you missed it, February 27th was "Give Our Georgia Friends a Drink Day," as proclaimed by Ron Littlefield, mayor of Chattanooga, Tennessee.  Littlefield said he was concerned about them because the Georgia Legislature had passed a resolution expressing…


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When Cows Attack

From today’s report of new cases in Santa Clara County: Michael Kellogg v. County Of Santa Clara; Ferrara Enterprises LLC; Does;No. 1-08-CV-108597 (filed March 20, 2008) Premises liability lawsuit. The defendants did not properly fence a walking trail and a…