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    Can you sue your parents?

    Billy Unger

    The star of the Disney show Lab Rats, Billy Unger, is doing just that. In March 2015, he filed a civil lawsuit against his father/manager for mishandling his own earnings from the show (nearly a whopping $400k for the year). Although 19-year-old Billy is no …


    “Gray Mountain” and “Defending Jacob”

    Defending Jacob William Landay

    For those of you interested in great storytelling, solving a mystery and the criminal justice system, consider reading either or both of the following books: ┬áDefending Jacob by William Landay, and Gray Mountain by John Grisham. Both books are fiction but stem from small town …


    “N-word” by frat boys merits expulsion

    SAE fraternity

    In March, 2015, a group of fraternity brothers from the University of Oklahoma chapter of Sigma Alpha Epsilon (SAE) were caught on video chanting racial slurs against blacks and indicating that blacks would never be admitted to their chapter. They also referred in their chant …


    Teen pregnancy & teen parent FAQs

    teen mom

    One of our most popular questions on AsktheJudge concerns the legal rights and laws for pregnant teenagers and teen moms and dads. So we’re going to take this opportunity to highlight some of our frequently asked questions about this sensitive and important topic. Does being …


    Sticker shock from a waffle?

    waffle

    Yes, this can and did happen to Judge Tom. He was visiting his mother in Long Beach, California in February, 2015. His 88-year-old mom enjoys eating breakfast out especially at IHop. So, of course, the good judge takes her to a nearby location. They both …


    What is a “free-range” kid?

    swing jumping

    Did you know there are laws setting age limits for children being left alone in public? This applies to teen parents as well as adults. The purpose of the laws is to keep children safe from harm. Children left in cars for extended periods, or …


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