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Infrequently Asked Question, part deux: Are car accidents and tank accidents treated differently in court?

Infrequently Asked Question, part deux: Are car accidents and tank accidents treated differently in court?

No. And that’s the long answer.

Across the country, courts have ruled that motorized beer coolers, parade floats and zambonis are treated exactly the same as their 4-wheeled counterparts. Let’s take a look at a few real-world examples.

Showboating Buffoonery

If you’re injured by someone who was operating a vehicle under the influence of alcohol or drugs, there’s a good chance 10/12 jurors will be ready to rule in your favor before the opening statements even begin.

Divorce and pet custody: fighting over cats and dogs

Divorce and pet custody: fighting over cats and dogs

We’ve written about divorced couples that amicably split millions of dollars, presidential mansions, and in one case a Nobel Prize. But adding a family pet to the mix turns even the classiest divorce into Jerry Springer meets Cesar Millan.

Dogs, cats, and whatever else Paris Hilton dangles from her rhinestone leashes nowadays, they are not living, breathing creatures with affections and emotions.

Personal injury 101: there are stranger things than spilled McDonald’s coffee

Personal injury 101: there are stranger things than spilled McDonald’s coffee

What’s the weirdest personal injury case you can think of?

The infamous McDonald's coffee-spill is usually at the top of most people’s “frivolous lawsuits” list (nevermind that the facts of that case are often misunderstood).

And a quick Google search turns up countless reports of a burglar who sued his victim after getting stuck in the garage for over a week, but that legal legend is a total fabrication.

Lessons on divorce law from the most famous bachelor in the world

Lessons on divorce law from the most famous bachelor in the world

Hugh Hefner was a controversial figure for most of his life. He donated millions to charitable campaigns...but also created a reality TV show about dating three models simultaneously whose ages added together were still lower than his own.

As the founder of the most famous adult entertainment business in history, you might expect the Playboy creator to be well acquainted with scurrilous run-ins with family law.

3 Absurd child support cases we would never take

3 Absurd child support cases we would never take

We’ve been covering celebrity divorce and personal injury cases for almost a year now. We started this blog partly to work through our rejected Law & Order auditions, but mostly to reach new clients.

Our hope is that cracking jokes about whomever Justin Bieber is courting and/or running over with his truck will make hiring an attorney a little less intimidating for Seattle-area residents.

4 Divorce cases with bizarre items included in the division of assets

4 Divorce cases with bizarre items included in the division of assets

Without a prenuptial agreement, one of the most stressful steps in any divorce is splitting up the family assets.

Before anything is put in writing, the default legal standard is that couples share everything equally (or equitably). Even if one person is making six figures and the other is working part-time, each of them support the relationship in their own way.