“The Good Samaritan” – Assault

After Kramer has a seizure during an episode of Entertainment Tonight, Elaine figures out that it’s the sound of Mary Hart’s voice that’s causing Kramer to have an epileptic fit. Can Kramer sue Entertainment Tonight or Mary Hart for causing his seizures?   https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=gytrxCAFB9A While Seinfeld presents this scenario rather humorlessly, it is actually based … Continue reading “The Good Samaritan” – Assault

“The Seven” – Arbitration Agreements

After a dispute between Kramer and Elaine regarding whether Elaine must compensate Kramer with her bicycle for him fixing her sore neck, the two agree to have Newman arbitrate their disagreement. Is Newman’s decision binding? Can Elaine appeal the decision? https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=wsbgwNe4Rv4 Arbitration is a form of alternative dispute resolutions (ADR) where the parties agree to … Continue reading “The Seven” – Arbitration Agreements

“The Package” – Write Offs

After Kramer concocts an insurance scam to get the United States Postal Service to pay for Jerry’s new stereo, he claims that the $400 payment on the insurance claim is just a “write-off” for the independent federal agency. Is it actually a write-off? Does anyone even know what a write-off is? https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=XEL65gywwHQ Let’s start with … Continue reading “The Package” – Write Offs

“The Yada Yada” – Hate Speech

After Jerry makes a joke about dentists to Father Curtis, Jerry is accused of being an anti-dentite. Is it illegal to be an anti-dentite? Could Jerry’s joke be considered criminal? https://youtu.be/tnupnWcufsE?t=1m42s While hating a group of people or saying hate speech is not illegal, even about dentists, there are two doctrines outlined by the Supreme … Continue reading “The Yada Yada” – Hate Speech