Overlawyered » wacky warnings http://overlawyered.com Chronicling the high cost of our legal system Mon, 01 Sep 2014 15:27:00 +0000 en-US hourly 1 http://wordpress.org/?v=3.9.2 A warning sign http://overlawyered.com/2014/08/warning-sign/?utm_source=rss&utm_medium=rss&utm_campaign=warning-sign http://overlawyered.com/2014/08/warning-sign/#comments Mon, 25 Aug 2014 11:59:00 +0000 http://overlawyered.com/?p=47824 Making the rounds, from Reddit: “Please do not enter the dangerous area beyond this gate! You quite possibly will be hurt, then you will sue. … [This sign] will be ‘Exhibit 1′.” Tweet Tags: wacky warnings

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Making the rounds, from Reddit: “Please do not enter the dangerous area beyond this gate! You quite possibly will be hurt, then you will sue. … [This sign] will be ‘Exhibit 1′.”

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“Get rid of children” http://overlawyered.com/2014/08/get-rid-children/?utm_source=rss&utm_medium=rss&utm_campaign=get-rid-children http://overlawyered.com/2014/08/get-rid-children/#comments Tue, 12 Aug 2014 12:18:15 +0000 http://overlawyered.com/?p=47565 Bob Dorigo Jones has a winner in his 2014 Wacky Warning Labels Contest. [Let's Be Fair!, earlier] My own favorite of this year’s entrants, a warning that peel-and-stick sports decals do not themselves provide protection against injury, placed third. Tweet Tags: wacky warnings

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Bob Dorigo Jones has a winner in his 2014 Wacky Warning Labels Contest. [Let's Be Fair!, earlier] My own favorite of this year’s entrants, a warning that peel-and-stick sports decals do not themselves provide protection against injury, placed third.

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Don’t drink the ink; also, sports decals don’t provide safety protection http://overlawyered.com/2014/07/dont-drink-ink-also-sports-decals-dont-provide-safety/?utm_source=rss&utm_medium=rss&utm_campaign=dont-drink-ink-also-sports-decals-dont-provide-safety http://overlawyered.com/2014/07/dont-drink-ink-also-sports-decals-dont-provide-safety/#comments Tue, 15 Jul 2014 04:15:18 +0000 http://overlawyered.com/?p=47093 Bob Dorigo Jones’s 2014 Wacky Warning Labels Contest has its five finalists. Tweet Tags: football, sports, wacky warnings

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Bob Dorigo Jones’s 2014 Wacky Warning Labels Contest has its five finalists.

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“The Disclosure Debates: Food and Product Labeling” http://overlawyered.com/2014/05/disclosure-debates-food-product-labeling/?utm_source=rss&utm_medium=rss&utm_campaign=disclosure-debates-food-product-labeling http://overlawyered.com/2014/05/disclosure-debates-food-product-labeling/#comments Tue, 27 May 2014 04:15:27 +0000 http://overlawyered.com/?p=46116 Last fall the editors of the Vermont Law Review were kind enough to invite me to participate in a discussion on food and product labeling, part of a day-long conference “The Disclosure Debates” with panels on environmental, financial, and campaign disclosure. Other panelists included Christine DeLorme of the Federal Trade Commission, Division of Advertising Practices; […]

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Last fall the editors of the Vermont Law Review were kind enough to invite me to participate in a discussion on food and product labeling, part of a day-long conference “The Disclosure Debates” with panels on environmental, financial, and campaign disclosure. Other panelists included Christine DeLorme of the Federal Trade Commission, Division of Advertising Practices; Brian Dunkiel, Dunkiel Saunders; George Kimbrell, Center for Food Safety; and David Zuckerman, Vermont State Senator and Farmer, Full Moon Farm.

Aside from my own segment above, you can find links to the other segments here. Plus: Environmental Health (VLS) summary of above panel.

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On a computer case http://overlawyered.com/2014/04/computer-case/?utm_source=rss&utm_medium=rss&utm_campaign=computer-case http://overlawyered.com/2014/04/computer-case/#comments Wed, 23 Apr 2014 04:15:37 +0000 http://overlawyered.com/?p=45429 An amusing guarantee/waiver, via @fourgreenis on Twitter. Tweet Tags: wacky warnings

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No one tell the class action lawyers, please http://overlawyered.com/2014/02/one-tell-class-action-lawyers-please/?utm_source=rss&utm_medium=rss&utm_campaign=one-tell-class-action-lawyers-please http://overlawyered.com/2014/02/one-tell-class-action-lawyers-please/#comments Tue, 25 Feb 2014 14:19:35 +0000 http://overlawyered.com/?p=44227 Hat tip Richard Morrison: a container of monosodium glutamate (MSG) with the advisory (promise? warning?) “No MSG.” Original here. Tweet Tags: wacky warnings

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Hat tip Richard Morrison: a container of monosodium glutamate (MSG) with the advisory (promise? warning?) “No MSG.” Original here.

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August 16 roundup http://overlawyered.com/2013/08/august-16-roundup-3/?utm_source=rss&utm_medium=rss&utm_campaign=august-16-roundup-3 http://overlawyered.com/2013/08/august-16-roundup-3/#comments Fri, 16 Aug 2013 04:05:42 +0000 http://overlawyered.com/?p=34394 As football helmet makers come under litigation pressure, one company’s label simply advises not playing football [New York Times, ABA Journal] D.C. Circuit: Obama administration has broken law by stalling action on Nevada nuclear site [AP/ABC News, In re Aiken County (PDF)] Unexpected venue? Writer in National Review suggests legalizing prostitution [Charles Cooke] Eight reasons […]

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  • As football helmet makers come under litigation pressure, one company’s label simply advises not playing football [New York Times, ABA Journal]
  • D.C. Circuit: Obama administration has broken law by stalling action on Nevada nuclear site [AP/ABC News, In re Aiken County (PDF)]
  • Unexpected venue? Writer in National Review suggests legalizing prostitution [Charles Cooke]
  • Eight reasons New York City rent is so ridiculously high [Josh Barro]
  • “How much is a life worth?” [Kenneth Feinberg profile in National Journal]
  • Ed Markey vs. amusement parks [Elie Mystal, Above the Law]
  • How easy is it to pull real estate deed fraud? You (and the owners of the Empire State Building) might be surprised [Now I Know]
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    John Stossel “Trouble with Lawyers” http://overlawyered.com/2013/07/john-stossel-trouble-lawyers/?utm_source=rss&utm_medium=rss&utm_campaign=john-stossel-trouble-lawyers http://overlawyered.com/2013/07/john-stossel-trouble-lawyers/#comments Thu, 11 Jul 2013 19:18:05 +0000 http://overlawyered.com/?p=39876 Coming up on TV tonight, including the winner announcement for the year’s Wacky Warning Label contest with Bob Dorigo Jones. Tweet Tags: John Stossel, wacky warnings

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    Coming up on TV tonight, including the winner announcement for the year’s Wacky Warning Label contest with Bob Dorigo Jones.

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    On rubber worms: “Not for human consumption” http://overlawyered.com/2013/06/on-rubber-worms-not-human-consumption/?utm_source=rss&utm_medium=rss&utm_campaign=on-rubber-worms-not-human-consumption http://overlawyered.com/2013/06/on-rubber-worms-not-human-consumption/#comments Fri, 21 Jun 2013 13:10:50 +0000 http://overlawyered.com/?p=39434 This year’s Wacky Warning Labels contest has reached the finalist stage. Others that made the cut: “Wash hands after using” on a common extension cord, a Prop 65 (California) warning on a box of matches advising that they may produce combustion by-products, and a warning on a pedometer that the maker will not be liable […]

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    This year’s Wacky Warning Labels contest has reached the finalist stage. Others that made the cut: “Wash hands after using” on a common extension cord, a Prop 65 (California) warning on a box of matches advising that they may produce combustion by-products, and a warning on a pedometer that the maker will not be liable for any injuries to runners using the device. [Bob Dorigo Jones]

    More: David Henderson on “warning pollution.”

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    U.K.: bags of nuts recalled for lack of “Contains Nuts” warning http://overlawyered.com/2013/04/u-k-bags-nuts-recalled-lack-contains-nuts-warning/?utm_source=rss&utm_medium=rss&utm_campaign=u-k-bags-nuts-recalled-lack-contains-nuts-warning http://overlawyered.com/2013/04/u-k-bags-nuts-recalled-lack-contains-nuts-warning/#comments Sun, 28 Apr 2013 14:21:37 +0000 http://overlawyered.com/?p=37835 I’ve had fun before at the expense of warnings like “Contains Nuts” on a container of nuts. It’s not a phenomenon limited to the United States. From the BBC via Perry de Havilland, Samizdata: A supermarket chain has withdrawn bags of nuts – after failing to declare they may contain peanuts. The Food Standards Agency […]

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    I’ve had fun before at the expense of warnings like “Contains Nuts” on a container of nuts. It’s not a phenomenon limited to the United States. From the BBC via Perry de Havilland, Samizdata:

    A supermarket chain has withdrawn bags of nuts – after failing to declare they may contain peanuts.

    The Food Standards Agency issued an allergy alert saying the presence of peanuts was not declared on Booths’ own brand packets of monkey nuts.

    “Monkey nuts” is the local name for peanuts sold in the shell, which to most of us are even more immediately identifiable as peanuts than those sold without. The Express rounds up a couple of reactions from Britons on the street:

    Pensioner Peter Davy, 73, of Preston, fumed: “It says monkey nuts on the packet. What do they think is in it? Cheese?” Jenny Harpin, 56, said: “If I bought a bag of monkey nuts I wouldn’t be too surprised to find they contained nuts.”

    The government agency inevitably took a different view: “Without the correct information on the packaging, people with an allergy to peanuts who might not know or make the connection between peanuts and monkey nuts, for example children, might eat the product and experience an adverse reaction.” More: Lowering the Bar.

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