Friday, March 9, 2007

Wacky Day in the law

Here, a law firm gets sued because in a trial, their client tripped over "electrical cords that were attached to equipment set up by [the] lawyers." The client was injured, and then died three weeks later. His estate is suing the law firm for negligence.

Here, a candidate for clerk of court for Rockingham County, Virginia revealed that he revealed everything for Playgirl magazine 28 years ago. He "figured his past would be exposed" so I guess he decided not to hide anything.

Here, a defendant apologized for illegally killing "scores of turkeys over a 15-year period." The court ordered him to write a letter of apology. The defendant was the assistant chief of Spotsylvania County Animal Control. That's one way to control animals.

Finally, here, a man "who was cleared of murder when outtakes from the HBO comedy 'Curb Your Enthusiasm' put him at Dodger Stadium when the crime occurred will get $320,000 in a settlement with the city." In a situation that seemingly could only happen in California, the man "spent 5½ months in jail on murder charges before his attorney found video footage taken by the show at Dodger Stadium that back[ed] up his client's claims" that he was watching the Dodgers at the time of the murder. The man said that he "was not a fan of [the show] before his time in jail, but 'he is now.'"