Although it was somewhat of a secondary issue, there was an interesting decision this week from the South Dakota Supreme Court. It held that a person has no privacy interest in their IP address, at least for purposes of the constitutional protection against unreasonable search and seizure.
To begin with, an IP address is the [...]
Lawsuit To Determine If Dogs Have Souls (via)
Top 5 Ice Cream Truck Crimes of 2011
Your choice: The 5 Most Outrageous Lawsuits of 2011 or The 8 craziest lawsuits of 2011
Man Killed By Train Sued After His Flying Body Parts Injured Woman
But a headline just doesn’t do this one justice: A Canadian [...]
Here’s some Christmas cheer for you. “A 44-year-old woman stole her 3-year-old grandson’s Christmas gifts and sold them for crack.” (via)
A man is suing a popular blog for defamation for publishing a “satirical” post with the headline: “Jersey City Pedophile Loses His $4 Million Lotto Ticket, Sues the Whole World.” Now why would anyone [...]
This week’s edition of the follies — the first in quite a while — consists entirely of headlines in the interweb tubes this week. Sometimes, that’s all it takes.
Convicted Kidnapper Sues His Victims for Breach of Contract
German man sues Pope for violating seatbelt laws by standing and waving from popemobile
Lawyers Reportedly [...]
For future reference, there is no First Amendment right to attend illegal cockfights.
A hunter in Alaska is suing the National Park Service for threatening to prosecute him if he keeps hunting moose from his hovercraft in a federal preserve.
Meanwhile, in nearby British Columbia a man who was abandoned as a teenager is being [...]
Having spent my fair share of time in them, I can’t say the holdings of law libraries are such that they would encourage a person to do this.
A mistrial was declared last week in the sex-trafficking prosecution of a massage parlor owner when an employee who testified for the prosecution recognized the defense lawyer [...]
It still is not a good thing when, rather than hold a hearing on sanctions, a judge says he “assumes [an attorney] is as incompetent as he appears.” (via)
A Maine school district is not liable for damage caused when four members of its wrestling team converted a motel room into a makeshift sauna to [...]
I think the media missed the forest for the trees in covering yesterday’s S.D. Supreme Court opinion on the appointment of members of that court. Much of the coverage seems to focus on the thought that any lawyer in the state can apply for any open judicial position. But that is not the crux or [...]
Federal appeals court says a lawsuit by “a disgruntled cheerleader mom” over whether her daughter should have made the cheer squad is no more than “a petty squabble … that has no place in federal court or any other court.” And don’t miss the footnote on the last page of the opinion. (via)
Meanwhile, the [...]