Thursday’s Three Burning Legal Questions
Here are today’s three burning legal questions, along with the answers provided by the blogosphere.
1) Question: My friend has asked me to stab her in the stomach so that she can have a good excuse to avoid going to her scheduled probation appointment tomorrow. She says she needs time to “sober up.” I see a few problems with this plan, but I’d like a second opinion.
Answer: I agree with you. There are multiple flaws in this plan, including the fact that if you honor her wishes and proceed with the stabbing you may yourself be charged with second-degree assault and use of a weapon to commit a felony. (Beatrice Daily Sun, Woman who asked friends to stab her sent to diversion) (via Turley)
2) Question: I woke up this morning to find my apartment filled with hundreds of scorpions. Has someone put a ninja “hit” out on me or something?
Answer: Sometimes when landlords are having trouble getting their tenants to vacate the premises to make way for a construction project, they may pour a bucket of scorpions into the windows of the apartment complex. (Consumerist, Landlord Suspected Of Releasing Thousands Of Scorpions To Get Tenants Out)
3) Question: I’m an octogenarian. I believe Simon Cowell is trying to sabotage my audition on “X Factor” by making me film promotional videos and “dance wildly” in the 96-degree Miami heat for hours. This is clearly discriminatory, right? Can I get a court order for a second audition and $3 million?
Answer: Doubtful. But you can try. (Miami New Times, Simon Cowell Sued by Father and Son “X Factor” Contestants for “Physical and Mental Exertion”)