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Limburger Cheese is fit for human consumption

Sep 16, 2014 By: Legal Solutions

Limburger cheese comes with an implied warranty that it is fit for human consumption

Government cheese experiments

Sep 15, 2014 By: Legal Solutions

Government cheese experiments don’t infringe on patents.

Courts may consider legal writing

Sep 12, 2014 By: Legal Solutions

In reaching decision regarding general acceptance of novel scientific evidence, court may examine expert testimony, scientific and legal writings, and judicial opinions.

A Pyramid scheme or a Ponzi scheme?

Sep 11, 2014 By: Legal Solutions

“Pyramid scheme” rewards participants for inducing other people to join the program, and a “Ponzi scheme” operates strictly by paying earlier investors with money tendered by later investors

Harmless Mountain Bike

Sep 10, 2014 By: Legal Solutions

Erroneous admission of the mountain bike in evidence was harmless error.

Court doesn’t engage in mental gymnastics

Sep 9, 2014 By: Legal Solutions

Court does not engage in mental gymnastics to read ambiguity into insurance policy where none is present.

Octopus Corporation

Sep 8, 2014 By: Legal Solutions

Three corporations which had common directors and secretary and bore same basic name were in fact a giant octopus corporation

Weekend Conspiracy

Sep 5, 2014 By: Legal Solutions

Denial of motion to sever indictment of two counts each of burglary, armed robbery and murder was not in error.

Happy Birthday!

Sep 4, 2014 By: Legal Solutions

“Birthday rule” is adopted in calculating age, that is, rule that person attains given age on anniversary date of his birth.

Zombie Dance Party = Probable Cause

Sep 3, 2014 By: Legal Solutions

A “zombie dance party” gave officers probable cause to effectuate arrest for misdemeanor crime of disorderly conduct

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