Overlawyered highlights of Christmas past

by Walter Olson on December 24, 2012

From the archives:

  • Christmas in legalese: “…Hosiery was meticulously suspended from the forward edge of the woodburning caloric apparatus…” [1999] And see TaxProf (“Claus thereafter immediately began to fill the stockings of the minor children… (Said items did not, however, constitute ‘gifts’ to said minor pursuant to the applicable provisions of the U.S. Tax Code.)”)
  • Yuletide in old England less jolly given health and safety adjustments [2007, 2009]
  • Santa’s extra helper might be a witness in case of litigation, and other items from the legal-Claus file [2005]
  • Gingerbread and chestnut-roasting hazards [2002]
  • “Law firm offers divorce vouchers for Christmas” [2009]
  • Does “Rudolph the Red-Nosed Reindeer” promote bullying? [2011]
  • “Cease this shouting!” cried Grinch, “From all Yule din desist!” But he’d Moved To The Nuisance and so, case dismissed [Art Carden, Forbes on Whoville externalities] [2010]