Friday Follies 2.10

Prince Edward Island, like the rest of the world, is short one law that might do all of us some good. A provincial judge found a junior hockey player not guilty of assault last week but, the judge said, “If he was charged with being a colossal asshole, I would find him guilty.” (Lowering the Bar)

A Chicago lawyer is suing his former son-in-law alleging the son-in-law broke an oral agreement to be faithful to his daughter if he footed the bill for the couple’s wedding.

Truly damning fine print: Some 7.500 customers of an online gaming retailer recently sold their souls to the U.K. company by agreeing to its terms of use.

Any bets on how an appeal will turn out when the first argument in your appellate brief is, “THIS [IS] NOT AN INSANE LAWSUIT“?

Thomas Jefferson Center for the Protection of Free Expression has announced its 2010 Muzzles Awards. The awards are given annually to draw attention to government and private efforts to stifle freedom of expression. (Popehat)

North Face v. South Butt settled.

How not to keep your law license, Part 1,964: Tell your client it’s “no big deal” you missed the statute of limitations because that is why you have malpractice insurance.

Going to trial with a lawyer who considers your whole lifestyle a Crime in Progress is not a happy prospect.

Hunter S. Thompson, Songs of the Doomed

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