Well, I jumped the gun on my excitement for not getting called on in the class that is super intimidating. Today, I was the LAST person, on the LAST day of class to be called on. I was so shocked I didnt even respond at first to "Ms.Vogt" and had to ask him to repeat the question!
Anyway, back to the topic at hand.
Once again, here are a few cases as of late that have made me laugh while reading them:
“she saw the truck coming and stepped on the gas in order to become air-borne because she knew she could fly because Batman does it. To her surprise she was not air-borne before striking the truck, but after the impact she was flying” – think she is crazy? Well if you think about it, actually she did end up “flying” due to the collision she “flew” out of the car onto the pavement
"He approached a railroad track, where, unknown to him because of the noise of the cut-out (taking out your muffler so its super loud), there was a train coming and he was engaged in a race that ended in a tie"- that’s the most polite way of saying “dumb kid got hit by a train” I’ve ever heard!
A few case dilemmas:
Whether a railroad is liable for a passenger who slipped on a banana peel (sadly there were TWO cases about this...really?!)
Or, what if it was a grocery story sampling grapes and someone slips…are they liable? (also TWO cases about slipping on grapes. I don’t know about you, but I’ve never slipped on a fruit!)
Iowa state ref called a foul in a basketball game, therefore, Iowa lost to Purdue and the game had cost Iowa a chance in the championship. So a retail store sued the ref for the call since they stocked memorabilia. (thankfully he didn’t win or else the Nebraska stores would be suing those refs from last weekend like crazy!)
“...for violation of the Nebraska anti-SLAPP statute” (yes, I am immature...but its still a funny name for a statute)