If we were to advise folks about staying out of trouble, we’d give them two pieces of advice. Don’t live in Florida. And stay away from the Taco Bell drive thru. Both seem to attract crime. And so does fiberglass animal lawn art. We also have stories involving Red Sox pitcher Eric Bedard, evicting Italy’s bamboccioni, and 100,000 steaming mad lawyers who aren’t going to take it anymore. It’s happy hour law review for Wednesday, September 21, 2011.
1What do you get when you start a website in Britain called “Solicitors from Hell” and you accept and publish web complaints about lawyers? Well, about 100,000 lawyers suing you for defamation and libel and some other claims. | The Independent
2Last week he highlighted a pedestrian who called 911 about not being served tacos when walking through the Taco Bell drive-thru. This time, a Taco Bell drive-thru patron didn’t get his hot sauce. Time to call 911? Nope. Time to drive back to the Taco Bell and pull out your shotgun to demand redress. To be fair, we should say he “allegedly” pulled out his shotgun, as the dude now claims it was just a tire iron. Like the kind with bullets. | The Smoking Gun
3Most lawyers know how hard it can be for legal process servers to serve people. Occasionally, though, it can bring some joy. Like being a Yankees fan and serving legal papers on Red Sox pitcher Eric Bedard, hours before he was slated to be on the mound against the Orioles. Oh, and wearing your Yankees jersey as you hand over the papers. | New York Post
4What is it with stolen lawn art and large stuffed animals? Ever since we reported on the stolen 10-foot giraffe, we’ve come across a stolen stuffed 9 foot bear and, today, a stolen 70 pound fiberglass rooster in Miami. It’s, like, a lawn art crime spree. Up next: RICO. | Sun Sentinel
5Niche international law practice? Or a bad sign for new grads practicing law out of your mom’s basement? In Italy, parents of adult children are increasingly having a difficult time getting 40-year-old and older kids, often called “bamboccioni,” to move out. So much so that, in Venice, a couple is now evicting their 41-year-old son from the family home. While they say he has a “good job,” he nevertheless “demands that his clothes be washed and ironed and his meals prepared.” | The Telegraph