Comments for Overlawyered http://overlawyered.com Chronicling the high cost of our legal system Thu, 30 Jul 2015 21:36:18 +0000 hourly 1 http://wordpress.org/?v=4.2.2 Comment on This land is my land by rpearso3 http://overlawyered.com/2015/07/this-land-is-my-land/comment-page-1/#comment-326217 Thu, 30 Jul 2015 21:36:18 +0000 http://overlawyered.com/?p=54472#comment-326217 So, IANAL, but how much of the airspace above your property is yours? I thought I’d read somewhere that it was generally understood that you own 4 or 500 feet above your property.

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Comment on This land is my land by Hugo S Cunningham http://overlawyered.com/2015/07/this-land-is-my-land/comment-page-1/#comment-326216 Thu, 30 Jul 2015 20:07:47 +0000 http://overlawyered.com/?p=54472#comment-326216 The camera and any reception of the data it transmitted should be subpoenaed, to determine exactly what the drone was doing before it was shot down.Hovering over the shooter’s property to photograph his house would be wrong even if the child’s bedroom was not targeted.

This investigation should also identify and name the three heavies that the alleged trespasser brought with him

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Comment on The ownership of the Green Bay Packers by On the Radio with Walter Olson of Overlawyered.com | Bearing Drift http://overlawyered.com/2015/07/the-ownership-of-the-green-bay-packers/comment-page-1/#comment-326215 Thu, 30 Jul 2015 19:40:57 +0000 http://overlawyered.com/?p=54284#comment-326215 […] the topics we discussed were whether the Green Bay Packer are a socialist enterprise; a lawsuit over a man’s death due to his choice to slide down a concert hall banister; and […]

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Comment on This land is my land by Jim Collins http://overlawyered.com/2015/07/this-land-is-my-land/comment-page-1/#comment-326211 Thu, 30 Jul 2015 17:39:41 +0000 http://overlawyered.com/?p=54472#comment-326211 I think that the only problem this guy has to worry about would be negligent discharge of a firearm.

We have a local guy who is flying his drone around the neighborhood looking at roofs. If he sees something that he thinks needs repaired he leaves a picture of the damage, an estimate and his business card in an envelope at the house.

Who knows what else he’s looking at.

I’ve told him to keep it away from my house. If I see it there I’m going to shoot it down, but, I’ll use a paintball gun. It is legal to shoot in my area.

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Comment on This land is my land by gitarcarver http://overlawyered.com/2015/07/this-land-is-my-land/comment-page-1/#comment-326210 Thu, 30 Jul 2015 17:29:51 +0000 http://overlawyered.com/?p=54472#comment-326210 The FAA classifies drones under 55 pounds as a “model aircraft,” which is not nearly the same thing as an “airplane.”

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Comment on This land is my land by MattS http://overlawyered.com/2015/07/this-land-is-my-land/comment-page-1/#comment-326209 Thu, 30 Jul 2015 17:15:12 +0000 http://overlawyered.com/?p=54472#comment-326209 “and I’d bet dollars to donuts the drone operator was doing nothing that he is accused of.”

Sorry, I can’t agree with this. The drone operating was in the wrong even if just for simply operating a drone with a camera over private property without the owner’s consent.

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Comment on This land is my land by Jeremy7600 http://overlawyered.com/2015/07/this-land-is-my-land/comment-page-1/#comment-326207 Thu, 30 Jul 2015 14:46:15 +0000 http://overlawyered.com/?p=54472#comment-326207 Since the FAA treats drones like airplanes, shooting one out of the sky could put him in front of a $250,000 fine and 20 years in jail.

I am not sympathetic to the shooter, at all. He said all the right things to get the public on his side, and I’d bet dollars to donuts the drone operator was doing nothing that he is accused of. (Girls bedroom, below the awning of the deck, etc)

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Comment on This land is my land by E-Bell http://overlawyered.com/2015/07/this-land-is-my-land/comment-page-1/#comment-326204 Thu, 30 Jul 2015 12:49:48 +0000 http://overlawyered.com/?p=54472#comment-326204 Me, too, MattS, but it’s a tough call. The law generally frowns on self-help remedies like this one, though it’s not clear what else he could have done if he had no idea who is operating the drone.

The landowner should wait until the drone owner files suit and then counterclaim for trespass, invasion of privacy, etc. Sounds like that’s his plan.

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Comment on This land is my land by MattS http://overlawyered.com/2015/07/this-land-is-my-land/comment-page-1/#comment-326194 Thu, 30 Jul 2015 02:47:26 +0000 http://overlawyered.com/?p=54472#comment-326194 Personally I’m sympathetic to the shooter in this case.

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Comment on July 29 roundup by En Passant http://overlawyered.com/2015/07/july-29-roundup-3/comment-page-1/#comment-326190 Wed, 29 Jul 2015 21:06:54 +0000 http://overlawyered.com/?p=54075#comment-326190

Welcome to AFFH-land: Bharara, on behalf of feds, says Westchester County should pay for not squeezing Chappaqua hard enough to approve housing project ,,,

Because he needed to take a break from issuing grand jury subpoenas against Reason Magazine.

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