Supreme Court says this poor sod loses a $27-million jackpot because thermal printers are kinda slow. http://t.co/Ta1ZLQVl7o — Doug Saunders (@DougSaunders) January 29, 2015 I feel awful for this poor guy, but if the convenience store clerk was telling the truth - that he warned him that his second ticket was for the following week's … Continue reading The unluckiest man in Quebec
This province's new Cyber Safety Act, drafted after the horrible Rehteah Parsons case came to light, officially took effect yesterday. The law firm of Stewart McKelvey published this brief summary of the new law: Cyberbullying is defined in the Act as: any electronic communication through the use of technology including, without limiting the generality of the foregoing, … Continue reading “Cyber Safety” in Nova Scotia
The good news is, Donald Trump or Bill Maher will lose this case. The bad news is, Donald Trump or Bill Maher will win this case: Donald Trump is filing a lawsuit against Bill Maher for failing to live up to an "unconditional offer" made on NBC's Tonight Show to donate $5 million to charity if Trump provided a copy … Continue reading Whoever wins, we lose
This is why we ask for retainers, folks. (In this case, it should have been at least half a mil.) Courtney Love is having more ex-lawyer problems. This time, she's being sued by the attorney who represented her in the first Twitter defamation battle over alleged nonpayment of more than $400,000 in legal fees. [...] During … Continue reading Courtney Love: client from Hell
Jerry Sandusky has been convicted, and I hope science comes up with a way to keep him alive for the 400+ years' incarceration to which he will likely be sentenced. Now, the civil suits begin: Now, attention will turn to compensating the victims. With $4.6 billion in operating revenue reported for the last fiscal year … Continue reading Penn State is going to pay
If you're an American who bought Nutella between January 1, 2008 and February 3, 2012, it's time to cash in.
It could happen, according to economists Tyer Cowen and Kevin Grier: By now we're all familiar with the growing phenomenon of head injuries and cognitive problems among football players, even at the high school level. In 2009, Malcolm Gladwell asked whether football might someday come to an end, a concern seconded recently by Jonah Lehrer. Before … Continue reading The end of football?
Florida multimillionaire John Goodman (no, not that John Goodman) faced the prospect of bankruptcy when he was sued by the parents of a young man he killed in a drunk-driving accident. He did have a massive trust fund set up for his children, but there was no way he could get access to that money. Until now... … Continue reading The man who adopted his girlfriend
Courts are still grappling with admitting social media postings into evidence, but there are several reported cases where litigants' Facebook pictures were deemed admissible: The first decision rendered in Canada on this subject came from the Superior Court of Justice of Ontario, which had to rule on the admissibility as evidence of photographs published on … Continue reading Your Facebook photos may be held against you
We've been selling some unused household items on Kijiji lately, so this segment from CBC radio's Corner Brook, Newfoundland morning show caught my attention. In particular, forget about selling - or even giving away - items which can no longer be legally sold in Canada, like baby walkers, old car seats and lawn darts. (Too … Continue reading Stuff you can’t sell (or even give away)