October 18 roundup

by Walter Olson on October 18, 2012

  • In Motor City of “Detropia,” sole remaining industrial-scale activity is the grinding of axes [Asron Renn, Urbanophile]
  • Challenge to independent-contractor status: “Strippers Win $13 Million Class Settlement” [Courthouse News Service]
  • “Homeowners Who Spent $220K in Legal Fees to Fight $2K HOA Lawn Bill Win Court Case After 11 Years” [ABA Journal]
  • Logical skills no prerequisite for brief-drafting job with Florida attorney general’s office [Volokh]
  • Death of officer in high-speed chase leads to notice of tort claim against NJ town [South Jersey Times]
  • “Man Who Made Fake Dead Cat Insurance Claim to Be Sentenced; May Have Tried Same Stunt with Fake Dead Parrot” [Seattle Weekly]
  • Dallas lawyer who sued TV station over not passing along referral calls is now in another spot of bother [SE Texas Record]

{ 3 comments }

1 marco73 10.18.12 at 6:59 am

An insurance claim for a fake dead cat and another for a fake dead parrot? Sounds more like a Monty Python sketch.

2 Richard Nieporent 10.18.12 at 7:57 am

“Man Who Made Fake Dead Cat Insurance Claim to Be Sentenced; May Have Tried Same Stunt with Fake Dead Parrot”

The parrot was just resting.

http://www.davidpbrown.co.uk/jokes/monty-python-parrot.html

3 wfjag 10.19.12 at 2:47 am

But if the claim was for Eric the ‘alf-a-bee, would the claim be for only ‘alf the fee?

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