June 2011

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Dallas Mavericks Move to Dismiss Case Alleging Mismanagement

Or, as the motion describes them, the "World Champion Dallas Mavericks." Assuming this describes the case correctly – and it does appear to be a real filing, although whether it's a real motion for summary judgment or just gloating is hard to say…



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Judge Buys Sleepwalking Defense to Assault Charges

The Calgary Sun reports that a judge has found a man not guilty of a brutal assault (actually, "not criminally responsible by reason of a mental disorder"), accepting the defense argument that the man suffered from "parasomnia." That is, the…


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Overly Complicated Cheating Scam Fails Badly

It's a good thing this guy was caught trying to cheat on the MCAT (the Medical College Admissions Test), because if the scheme he and an accomplice came up with is any indication, he isn't smart enough to be a…


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Assorted Stupidity #20

Finally, someone is standing up for the rights of the Great Hamster of Alsace. Via Popehat: the very funny site WTForever 21, which sometimes praises but usually mocks the fashions sold by Forever 21, is now being threatened by that…


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Judge Dismisses Google-Walking-Directions Case

As you may recall, Lauren Rosenberg sued Google last year, alleging that its dastardly Google Maps service had given her walking directions that caused her to walk across and then along a highway, where she was allegedly hit by a…


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Who Watches the Watchmen? [Updated]

My concern is that if they've decided this rule doesn't apply to them, where will it end? Before you know it, they'll be failing to fully respect the Fourth Amendment. I don't have a source for this picture (please let…


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Opera Singer Acquitted of Tofu-Related Assault Charges

Bringing an end to what will certainly be the next ripped-from-the-headlines "Law & Order" drama, a New York judge acquitted Marcella Caprario on Wednesday of charges that she slapped another shopper at Trader Joe's. The fight with Dr. Cathleen London…



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Seeking Bipartisanship, Parliament Tries Animal Sacrifice

Well, tripartisanship, anyway. In April, deputies in Kyrgyzstan's parliament participated in a traditional ceremony in which they sacrificed seven sheep in order to drive "evil spirits" out of the chamber. It was hoped that this tradition would win out over another…