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Apple orchard operation qualified as “farming”

Oct 20, 2014 By: Legal Solutions

An apple orchard operation qualifies as “farming”

A “Dance Hall” is any place that the public dances

Oct 17, 2014 By: Legal Solutions

Any part of the premises devoted to public dances is a “dance hall”

Boats are still “boating” even when stationary in the water

Oct 16, 2014 By: Legal Solutions

It’s still “boating” even if the boat isn’t moving.

Every homestead needs a home

Oct 15, 2014 By: Legal Solutions

A homestead necessarily includes the idea of a house, cabin, or tent, which is the home of the family.

Beware of trees when wandering the woods

Oct 14, 2014 By: Legal Solutions

Summer camp was not liable for the injuries of a camper who wandered off a path at night and broke his nose on a tree.

Accidental forest fire

Oct 13, 2014 By: Legal Solutions

Criminal prosecution for starting a forest fire requires proof of criminal intent.

You can’t stop a spider from entering an emergency room

Oct 10, 2014 By: Legal Solutions

Hospital was not negligent because a sole black widow spider entered the emergency room and bit patient

Zeus’ parental scoldings not protected under Copyright Act

Oct 9, 2014 By: Legal Solutions

Statements made by Zeus to Athena and Ares in copyrighted screenplays, where Zeus says, “Stop it … right now … the two of you. There has been more than enough argument between mortals and among us Gods,” were not protectable under Copyright Act,

Sitting on a couch is not exercise

Oct 8, 2014 By: Legal Solutions

Couch containing oscillating section could not perform in accordance with claims made in advertisements that it was effective for reducing weight

Sticks and Stones

Oct 7, 2014 By: Legal Solutions

Student’s use of words to curtail bullying of another elementary school student was not synonymous with an invitation for bully to physically assault him

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