Avvo, Bizarre, Crime & Lawsuits, Funny

From the Avvo vault: July 4th edition

July 4th UGC_sized

Avvo’s users ask questions on how to deal with their Independence Day-related legal issues.

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Bizarre, Crime & Lawsuits

Throwback Thursday: Real laws governing the ghoulish

Spooky Laws Halloween

In the spirit of Halloween, we’ve rounded up some crazy laws governing superstitions, the supernatural, even sports in graveyards.

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Bizarre, Crime & Lawsuits, Safety

Tricks, treats and torts: 4 scary-real Halloween lawsuits

Tricks, treats and torts: 4 scary-real Halloween lawsuits

From tombstone taunting to flammable flocks, if you want a real fright this Halloween, take a look at some of these scary-real lawsuits.

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Bizarre, Celebrity, Government & Politics, Money

Throwback Thursday: Inside the quiz show scandals of the 1950s

Twenty One Quiz Show

In the 1950s, TV’s many popular quiz shows were found to be rigged, prompting Congress to pass laws in response to the quiz show scandals.

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Bizarre, Business, Crime & Lawsuits, Safety

Vending machine assault and 4 other bizarre workers’ comp victories

Vending Machine Attack

Workers’ compensation provides protection to workers hurt on the job, but sometimes it gives rise to logic-defying cases.

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Bizarre, Divorce, Funny

Legal bloopers: When it comes to legal advice, know who’s giving it

Legal bloopers: When it comes to legal advice, know who’s giving it

Advice is only as good as the person giving it, right? One Reddit user forgot that age-old wisdom when he sought divorce advice on the site.

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Bizarre, Crime & Lawsuits, Government & Politics, News

8 biggest political scandals since 2006

8 biggest political scandals since 2006

A look at the top political scandals in recent U.S. history, including former New Orleans Mayor Ray Nagin’s recent corruption case.

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Bizarre, Rights

9 famous spite houses built to annoy the neighbors

9 Famous spite houses built to annoy the neighbors

Spite houses, many built in the 18th and 19th century, are often oddly shaped and built with the express purpose of annoying the neighbors.

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Bizarre, Crime & Lawsuits, Government & Politics

Obama to Boehner: ‘So sue me’

Boehner to sue Obama

John Boehner plans to sue President Obama over his use of executive orders. But has Obama really signed more orders than other presidents?

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Bizarre, Consumer Protection, Crime & Lawsuits, Injury, Safety

Step right up: Circus and fair safety in the spotlight

Circus

Performers put themselves at risk with each death-defying stunt, while carnival-goers face dangers from unsafe rides and unsanitary food.

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