Legal Humor Roundup for October 3, 2011


While the drunk man who stole an ambulance didn’t officially make today’s legal humor roundup, the drunk man who did donuts on his riding lawnmower in the police parking lot did. And so did the lawyer who plead no contest to burglary, grand theft, and criminal mischief in relation to trashing his client’s house and business. That, and the potential jackpot of flipping the bird to police, plus the banning of the banning of male circumcision. It’s the happy hour law review for Monday, October 3, 2011.

1As Legal Juice reminds us, there are consequences to flipping the bird to a police officer. As in $50K from the city for prosecuting the offender. As an added bonus, Legal Juice provides four more examples of the art of flipping the bird. | Legal Juice

2Lawyerist picks up on the so-called “breastaurant” battle between Hooter’s and Twin Peaks, now showing in U.S. District Court in Atlanta. While Hooter’s of America distinguishes itself as operating “beach-themed establishments that feature jukebox music, sports on television, and a menu that includes seafood, sandwiches, salads and spicy chicken wings,” Twin Peaks is more of a “mountain lodge-inspired” restaurant chain. There’s something else about the waitstaff being a trade secret or the concept of “Twin Peaks girls” or something, but most people just go to these two places for the food anyway. The complaint, which we’ve grabbed, makes for interesting reading. | Court File No. CV-03299

3Driving drunk on your lawnmower is one thing. But doing donuts while drunk on your lawnmower in the police parking lot is quite another. Unless, of course, you are trying to impress your girlfriend, who was also at the law enforcement center at the time– in jail. | Village Soup

4California Governor Jerry Brown has banned the banning of male circumcision. Actually, the California legislature passed a bill that Governor Brown signed today. The text is in part as follows: “No city, county, or city and county ordinance, regulation, or administrative action shall prohibit or restrict the practice of male circumcision, or the exercise of a parent’s authority to have a child circumcised.” | Huffington Post

5Don’t like your client? Have some free time on your hands? Why not burglarize your client’s home and office and, say, throw stuff in his pool and remove the hard drives from his business computers. A lawyer in Florida plead no contest recently to burglary, grand theft and criminal mischief in relation to his client’s home and business. | Orlando Sentinel

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