Legal Humor Roundup for October 17, 2011


It’s the start of a short week for us, as we’ll take a quick break for the rest of the week after tomorrow’s roundup. In the meantime, a man sues Warner Bros. for allegedly ripping off his life story and labeling it Hangover II. Plus, the Namby Pamby seeks to teach CLE courses, a truly domestic assault, unraveling DUI cases in Los Angeles, and another guy from the real-life superhero community, whatever that is. It’s the happy hour law review for Monday, October 17, 2011.

1Last week a woman sued a film distributor because, she alleged, the trailer for the movie Drive misled her into believing it was a good movie. This week a man sues Warners Bros. because he claims the movie Hangover II was a rip off of his own life. In a strange twist, the man also makes a claim of defamation, apparently saying that the movie—which no one knows or believes is about him—inferred that he was on drugs when he dumped his girlfriend and proposed to a transexual prostitute. | Hollywood Reporter

2The Namby Pamby gets a gig teaching at a prestigious CLE conference. Or not. At least he has solid and realistic proposed CLE topics. | The Namby Pamby

3Lowering the Bar reports a case of a batterer with batter. A woman in Chicago, exhausting the more traditional means of alleged domestic assault, “reached for the box of desserts and directed a fusillade of snack cakes at [the victim’s] head and body ….” She was then arrested. | Lowering the Bar

4If it seemed too good to be true, with a “honeypot” fawning over you and plying you with drinks, it was too good to be true. Lawyerist has the story of alluring women “hired by divorcing wives and their legal representation . . . to have romantic interests in their targets before getting them inebriated and on the road where alerted officers would pull them over.” | Lawyerist

5Every day is a new day in the “real-life superhero” community. We’ve seen Phoenix Jones in Seattle and a group of nine superheroes in Salt Lake City. Now, it’s a man hanging from a building in Michigan dressed as Batman, complete with a utility belt containing a collapsible baton and a container of pepper spray. He’s now been sentenced to “attempted resisting” arrest. Huh? | The Smoking Gun

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