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President Trump Triumphs Again, Somehow

While Trump may have been denied on Twitter, he won the real battle in the Supreme Court. With his first two travel bans being received about as well as the news of his election among late night comedians, President Trump came back with a third version of his travel ban. And unlike the families at […]

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People of Walmart: Lawyer Edition

Most people have seen or at least heard of the “people of Walmart.” Notorious for ridiculous outfits, trashy behavior, and an irresistible compulsion for great deals, these people have become Facebook and Twitter famous and the laughing stock of many. Four New York lawyers decided that social media had a niche, very similar to the […]

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Bobby Knight wannabe lawyer gets disbarred

Screaming “liar” and kicking a table sounds like an issue that only parents of small children, and possibly presidential debate moderators, should have to deal with. These tantrums drive parents and siblings to the brink of insanity. Which for most of us, is not a very far drive! But what about when adults are the […]

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Lawyer sets up fake Match.com profile of opposing counsel

“If you play with matches (or in this case, Match.com), you get burned.” These wise words from Vincent Vega could have saved Drew Quitschau copious amounts of trouble. But unfortunately, the scammer had not seen Pulp Fiction and got burned when he set up a fake, and rather demeaning, profile of his opposing counsel on […]

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Just(ice) retire already, would you?

In the words of the Great Bambino, “Heroes get remembered, but legends never die.” True as this quote may be, the Sultan of Swat forgot the third line. The quote should read, “heroes get remembered and legends never die, but Supreme Court Justices will out-last the sun.” This issue has an interesting background. Original justices […]

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NBA: National leBron Association—or is it?

With star players like JaVale McGee and J.R. Smith, the Warriors managed to win game one of the NBA post-Finals. Everyone that watches the NBA knows that the real championship series was the Western Conference Finals. But due to taxes and tariffs imposed by the King in the East, the official championship game would pit LeBron James […]

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Masterpiece wedding cake? Hardly.

The official opinion is in, ladies and gentlemen. By order of the Supreme Court of the United States, traditional wedding cakes are worthless. They ruled 9-0 that cheesecakes are now the official cakes of weddings.  Anyone wanting to serve stale white cake instead has to sign a disclaimer with the city clerk recognizing that their […]

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Federal Court gives President Trump a good ole’ Mutombo

And another one of Trump’s bans has been overturned. But this ban was a little different. Rather than keeping foreigners out of the country, President Trump is blocking people from viewing his Twitter page. President Trump has become a Twitter sensation since joining in 2009 and has acquired over 52 million followers. Anyone could see […]

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94-year-old judge getting jiggy with inmate’s love song

Judges on American Idol and The Voice are used to critiquing music, but an actual judge was put on the spot recently to assess an inmate’s musical performance. Leo Glassner, a federal judge in Brooklyn, received a rather unusual request from an inmate to check out his new release, “African Girl.”  John Star, whom Glasser […]

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Lawsuits R Us can solve your holiday budget crisis!

Black Friday When Black Friday was originally established in 1952 it commemorated a dark turn for American holiday traditions.  The Friday following Thanksgiving was given this ominous name to commemorate the first day of the Christmas shopping season.  It was the day when retailers balance sheets changed from red to black.  That sounds like a good […]

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Warning! Fire is hot and water is wet!

Calling Captain Obvious It seems that nothing is quite as obvious as the legal disclaimer.  It’s as if Captain Obvious was bored, and so took a job at a local law firm writing disclaimers!  Go to the store and look at the warnings for scooters.  This might shock you, but the directions state, “This product […]

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Supreme Court: Cell phone data, travel bans and stale cake

Check out our YouTube channel, The Law Show, to watch the Comedian of Law, Joel Oster, and  soccer mom/blog writer, Ari Gross, crack up about these cases! Leaves are changing color.  Footballs are being deflated.  What does this mean?  Yes, Pumpkin Spice lattes and the Supreme Court are back in session! On October 2, the nine Justices will don […]

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Leave it to BuzzFeed to make a defamation lawsuit look cute!

A defamation lawsuit was recently filed against the wildly popular website BuzzFeed. Big shocker, it’s politically related. It’s not the topic that caught our eye, though. When BuzzFeed filed a motion to move jurisdiction from Florida to New York, the plaintiffs pulled out all the stops with their rebuttal brief title. I think we can all […]

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Phoenix Ex-Con Attempts “Citizen’s Arrest” In Court

If you thought you had seen it all when Florida defense attorney Stephen Gutierrez set his own pants on fire in court, just you wait!  Last September ex-con Brittian Young attempted to perform a citizens’ arrest…on a judge…in an active courtroom.  Young was armed with a fake warrant and a bag of 2-foot long zip […]

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Murr-dering a Wisconsin family’s property rights

In 1995, the parents of the four Murr siblings passed ownership of two waterfront lots to their children. Four siblings … two lots. Yea, this is a recipe for family harmony! In 2004, when the siblings attempted to sell the second lot, chaos ensued. I’m sure at this point you’re expecting a juicy story about […]

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Dude, your pants are literally on fire.

No need for “liar, liar” metaphors here! During closing arguments on March 8th, Miami defense attorney Stephen Gutierrez fled the courtroom as smoke began billowing from his pocket.  Want to take a crack at what his client was on trial for? You guessed it, arson. Gutierrez was defending Claudy Charles, who had been accused of […]

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“But we didn’t know you couldn’t lie to the Court!”

Orange County social workers lied and submitted falsified documents to the court to justify taking two young daughters from their mother.  When they got caught, can you guess what their defense was?  “But we didn’t know you couldn’t lie to the court!”  That line didn’t work on your mother, and it won’t work in court.    In […]

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Comedian of Law’s Top Ten Wacky Cases – #8 – Chambers v. God

Wouldn’t it be great if we could seek restitution for damages suffered at the hands of floods, hurricanes and tornadoes?  I’m sure the Wicked Witch of the West would sign that petition in a heartbeat!  Nebraska Senator Ernie Chambers tried to do just that by filing a permanent injunction against the Almighty.  That’s right, he […]

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Comedian of Law’s Top Ten Wacky Case, #10 Costanza v. Seinfeld

In the world of crazy, wacky lawsuits, Comedian of Law has narrowed it down to the top ten! Starting off the countdown is Costanza v. Seinfeld.   Apparently, the show about nothing meant something to somebody! Michael Costanza, an apparent college acquaintance of Jerry Seinfeld, sued the comedian for $100,000,000. I believe that’s almost as […]

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A $53,000 Text Message

If you think your cell phone plan is expensive, wait ’til you hear how much this New York man’s text cost him.  Here is his story: After a very brief courtship, primarily consisting of a vacation to Florida, New Yorker Louis Billittier proposed to Christa Clark.  This was no ordinary proposal. Louis requested Christa’s hand […]

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Pasta and Pirates and Prison, Oh My!

If you haven’t found God, maybe you are looking for him in the wrong restaurants! A Nebraska prisoner found God in his spaghetti dish, called himself a “Pastafarian” and demanded that prisoner officials accommodate his religious beliefs. This proves the old adage that truth is stranger than fiction! Steven Cavanaugh, incarcerated in a Nebraska State […]

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Sticks and Stones and Presidential Candidates

The election season is upon us which means – it’s open season for name calling and lies! Hillary jumped right in, calling Trump supporters “deplorables.” While I am not sure I would call people who actually cast the votes “deplorable,” that does sound like a catchy movie title! Now coming to a theater near you […]

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Every Dog has his Day in Court

In the ongoing battle of which pet is superior – dogs or cats, we can at least say that the K-9’s are leading the felines in Supreme Court appearances.  And this year, mark another one down for the barkers. In following a recent trend, the Supreme Court granted certiorari in yet another dog case, Fry […]

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Deflategate Will Lead to a Strike

Tom Brady returns to the gridiron this week, but Deflategate is far from over.  As you probably know, the New England Patriots quarterback—and husband of Gisele Bundchen (can a guy get any luckier(??))—was suspended on the basis that he allegedly conspired to deflate footballs. We say that he “allegedly” conspired because the evidence against Brady […]

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National Coffee Day Challenge!

In honor of National Coffee Day, the team at Comedian of Law is issuing you a challenge. Can you top this cup of coffee? Post your photo below if you can. But beware, our fearless leader, Joel, is a coffee carnivore, so good luck!  Research shows that those who drink five or more cups of […]

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Celebrating National Punctuation Day!

Saturday was National Punctuation Day. Yes, that really exists! Christmas, Thanksgiving, Valentines, and now . . . National Punctuation Day! Don’t worry if you forgot, surely, Hallmark will leave up its Punctuation Day card section for a few more days. While we jest, National Punctuation Day is a much-needed celebration for the good that punctuation […]

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Sue for Losing? Not in Football!

The professional and college football seasons are upon us, which means it’s time to complain about the officiating! And no one can complain more than Oklahoma State Cowboy fans. This past weekend, the team lost to the Central Michigan Chippewas — 30-27  — after the officials gave CMU one illegal free play after time had […]

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Prisoner Filed a Lawsuit to Talk Like a Pirate

September 19 was Talk Like a Pirate Day. So to honor this soon-to-be national holiday, we bring you the most hysterical prisoner lawsuit to come out this year, Cavanaugh v. Bartelt. In that case, a prisoner incarcerated in Nebraska, belonged to “The Church of the Flying Spaghetti Monster.” According to that church’s website, “pastafarians” believe […]

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