“The Fire” – Free Speech

When George smells smoke coming from the kitchen during the birthday party for his girlfriend Robin's son, he starts screaming "Fire!" and runs out of the building. Pushing everyone in sight, and stepping on Robin's mother's arm notwithstanding, could George get in trouble for screaming "fire!" in a crowded area? https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=AC91reeH4Ls Shouting fire in a … Continue reading “The Fire” – Free Speech

“The Implant” – Double Dipping

When George dips his chip a second time at the wake to memorialize his girlfriend Betsy's aunt, Betsy's brother Timmy accuses him of double dipping his chip. What's so bad about double dipping anyway? Could double dipping be illegal? https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=KLOyChP2AWA We're just lawyers here, so it's not up to us to adjudicate social norms. Even … Continue reading “The Implant” – Double Dipping

“The Hamptons” – Going Topless/Public Exposure

After the gang heads out to the Hamptons to see the baby, Jerry, Kramer, and Elaine catch a glimpse George's girlfriend Jane tanning topless before George gets the chance to see her. By being topless on the beach, has Jane violated public exposure laws? https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=GpUQyXI0Sns&t=91s New York Penal Code 245.01 defines public exposure as appearing … Continue reading “The Hamptons” – Going Topless/Public Exposure

“The Engagement” – Conspiracy

After Elaine complains to Jerry and Kramer about a a dog in the courtyard that keeps her up all night from barking, she enlists Kramer and Newman to help create an unfortunate accident. Are Elaine, Kramer, and Newman guilty of conspiracy of kidnapping that stupid mutt? https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=iCUdZTCnb78 In New York (and generally across the country) … Continue reading “The Engagement” – Conspiracy