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Is a Contract Written on Toilet Paper Enforceable?

Sure! Why wouldn't it be? All you need in order to have a binding contract is a mutual agreement by which each party agrees to do something in exchange for some consideration. (An example from Ohio.) Generally they don't have…


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“Like Your Client, This Claim Won’t Fly”

Think I'll add a new category for legal correspondence, and this letter is going in it. It's from a lawyer representing Dan Bilzerian. I'd never heard of him, but Legal Cheek describes him as "Instagram playboy Dan Bilzerian" and "Instagram sensation Dan Bilzerian"…



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What Is a Photocopier? (Deposition, Dramatized)

This is from the New York Times site, and it is indeed hilarious. It’s a video of actors recreating, verbatim, the deposition transcript from the Ohio case I wrote about here (“Deposition Battle Over Definition of ‘Photocopy”” (Mar. 18, 2011)) and then…


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Springfield’s Buttocks Surface; Plaintiff’s Lawyer Comments

Updating an important story from last week (see "Mistrial Declared in Rick Springfield's Buttocks-Assault Case" (Nov. 20)), two new developments. First, The Picture has been released to the media: To be specific, this is the picture the plaintiff claims she took…


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May a Magistrate Judge Ethically “Dance With the Stars”?

Yes, according to South Carolina's Advisory Committee on Standards of Judicial Conduct: FACTS A full-time magistrate inquires as to the propriety of dancing in a fund-raising event that is similar to a popular television show ("Dancing with the Stars"), in…



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State Troopers Say Maryland’s AG Is a Terrible Backseat Driver

According to accounts by a number of state troopers (reported by the Washington Post), Maryland Attorney General Douglas Gansler regularly insists that officers assigned to drive him use the lights and sirens in non-emergency situations, including when he needs to…



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Okay, Sir, I’m Going to Make Two Hand Gestures at You Now

I have no idea what the underlying issue was here—apparently some kind of traffic violation—but the clip is well worth watching because you just don't get that many chances to see an attorney and a witness repeatedly flip each other…