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Where there's life, there's lawsuits : not altogether serious ruminations on law and life

Author: Jeffrey Miller
Publisher: Toronto, Ont. : ECW Press, ©2003.
Edition/Format:   Print book : EnglishView all editions and formats
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If the police sniff at your door without a warrant, is it an illegal search? If the mortuary loses your cremated remains, can your family get compensation? Is it a crime to try to pick an empty pocket? Is Yiddish displacing Latin as the second language of our law? And exactly why is it that Robin Hood's merry men "could not have frequently been merry?" Our experiences with the law show how we cope with the most  Read more...
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Genre/Form: Anecdotes
Humor
Humour
Document Type: Book
All Authors / Contributors: Jeffrey Miller
ISBN: 1550225014 9781550225013
OCLC Number: 50940554
Description: xiii, 298 pages ; 23 cm
Contents: Introduction: Who cares whodunnit? --
Ch. 1. You're nicked, sunshine: law and punishment --
Ch. 2. Finders, keepers: property and related stuff --
Ch. 3. Everyting Mom warned you about: the private wrongs called torts --
Ch. 4. Taking care of business: contracts and commerce --
Ch. 5. The moron in a hurry: intellectual property isn't necessarily smart --
Ch. 6. All in the family: family law --
Ch. 7. Inlaws and outlaws: lawmakers, lawbreakers --
Ch. 8. Some of my best friends are bald, dead white guys: human rights --
Ch. 9. If you can't say something nice: libel, slander, contempt, and generally minding one's tongue.
Responsibility: Jeffrey Miller.
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If the police sniff at your door without a warrant, is it an illegal search? If the mortuary loses your cremated remains, can your family get compensation? Is it a crime to try to pick an empty pocket? Is Yiddish displacing Latin as the second language of our law? And exactly why is it that Robin Hood's merry men "could not have frequently been merry?" Our experiences with the law show how we cope with the most dramatic, poignant, and ridiculous moments of our lives. Judgments in lawsuits can make vivid, even inspirational literature, shining their high beam on whether we have demonstrated grace under pressure. "Where There's Life, There's Lawsuits" collects Jeffrey Miller's 20 years of research and bemusement as a legal historian and columnist for "The Lawyers Weekly", chronicling this intersection of law and the human tragicomedy.

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