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Indiana Bank Refuses to Accept Check Signed by Deity

Police in Hobart, Indiana, said Monday they had arrested Kevin Russell after he went to a local bank and tried to cash a $50,000 check that was signed "King Savior, King of Kings, Lord of Lords, Servant."  Even with all…


Best and/or Worst of 2006, Part Two

After an intensive evaluation process, which involved me reading things and writing down the names of the ones I liked, the top ten stories of 2006 have been chosen.  In no particular order, they are: Client in a Box Quick…


Best and/or Worst of 2006, Part One

The polls are closed and results are in for the first annual Best (actually, in most cases, Worst) of the Year in Law for 2006. Lawsuit of the Year: Physicians’ Committee for Responsible Medicine v. McDonald’s, Burger King, et al.,…


Best Lawsuit of 2006?

I also want to honor the most compelling lawsuit of 2006.  It was particularly hard to choose between so many qualified contenders in this area, so I definitely wanted to put this to a vote.  (Note: these lawsuits are ones…


Best Legal Argument of 2006?

As January 2007 comes to an end, so also does any excuse I might have for recapping the best stories of 2006.  I'll be doing that this week and am finishing up the review process.  It is very difficult to…


Perry Mason Summarized

This is the essay I was looking for.  James Lileks does a review of the new Perry Mason DVD box set and reminds you that you don’t really need to get it because every show was basically the same. Link:…


Dodgeball Game Leads to Assault Charges

Not stemming from dodgeball impact, either. From my original home zone of the Midwest comes this story of dodgeball gone wrong.  A humble game of dodgeball at Crescent Lake Christian Academy in Liberty, Missouri, turned ugly in February when one…


Santa Fights Off Scottish Punks

A Santa Claus at the Paisley Centre mall in Scotland (I think) was being praised as a hero this week after he fought off a gang of teenagers who attacked him as he was giving out presents to children. Not…