February 2009

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Anti-Beer-Pong Law Defeated by Furious Citizens

“We’re getting inundated with so many e-mails that I don’t have the time to fool with it,” said Maryland state senator George Della Jr. (D-Baltimore).  He was explaining why he had withdrawn Senate Bill 233, a bill he introduced that…


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Golfer Sues Course After Hitting Himself With Ball

The last golf-ball-strike case I reported on was Yoneda v. Tom, a 2006 case in which the Hawaii Supreme Court ruled that the plaintiff could not recover from the man who hit him in the eye with a golf ball…


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Miley Cyrus Sued for Four Billion Dollars Over Picture

If you've been closely following the career of Miley Cyrus, like I haven't, you may be aware of the controversy over a photo someone posted online of Miley and some friends making faces at the camera with two appearing to…


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Santa Suit

It appears that during the off-season, Santa is kept busy with legal matters, in addition to whatever it else he does while the elves are busy making all the toys for next year.  Santa's lawyers are now dealing with the…


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Quest for Driver’s License Stretches Into Fourth Year

Reuters News reported on Monday that Cha Sa-soon, a 68-year-old grandmother from South Korea, had failed her driver's test. Why is that news?  Because she has now failed it 775 times. I guess it isn't news if you knew about…


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Kentucky Prohibits First Responders From Dueling

Originally, this post was about a debate over a Kentucky law that requires the state Office of Homeland Security to give God credit for being a vital member of its staff. Section 39G.010(2)(a) of the Kentucky Statutes requires the office's executive director…



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Thief Wedgied

Tighten your belt before trying to steal anything from the Brickyard Animal Hospital in Salt Lake, at least while Yvonne Morris is on duty. Police said Morris spotted a man breaking into a co-worker’s car in the parking lot, and…


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Geronimo’s Descendants Sue to Get His Skull Back

"We're tired of waiting and we're coming after them," said Harlyn Geronimo, a great-grandson of the famous Apache leader.  Specifically, they're tired of waiting to get Great-Grandpa's skull back from the creeps at Yale who allegedly stole it almost a…