Where There's Life, There's Lawsuits: Not Altogether Serious Ruminations on Law and Life

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ECW Press, 2003 - 298 páginas
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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YOURE NICKED SUNSHINE
1
FINDERS KEEPERS
35
EVERYTHING MOM WARNED YOU ABOUT
65
TAKING CARE OF BUSINESS
91
THE MORON IN A HURRY
117
ALL IN THE FAMILY
149
INLAWS AND OUTLAWS
167
SOME OF MY BEST FRIENDS ARE BALD DEAD WHITE GUYS
225
IF YOU CANT SAY SOMETHING NICE
237
NOTES
275
INDEX
287
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Jeffrey Miller, a former litigation lawyer, is a columnist for The Lawyers Weekly and lives in Toronto. His book, Ardor in the Court!, was published by ECW in 2002.

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