On December 14, 2022, a new season of Seinfeld debuted on the streaming site Twitch, airing continuously, 24 hours a day, every day for a few months. Ok, not really. The AI generated Seinfeld parody “Nothing, Forever,” did run 24 hours a day until February 6, 2023, but the show was completely procedurally generated via … Continue reading Artificial Intelligence and Seinfeld (“Nothing Forever”)
After Kramer mistakes George's wink (yes, we wrote about that already) as a signal to sell Steinbrenner's birthday card to Stubbs Memorabilia Shop, he makes a deal with Bobby, the hospital bound kid who was gifted the card, that if Paul O'Neill hits 2 home runs in a game then Kramer can have the card … Continue reading “The Wink” – Substantial Performance of a Contract
After George mercilessly mocks "the puffy shirt" and Jerry for wearing it onThe Today Show, Kramer's girlfriend low talking girlfriend Leslie, the creator of the pirate shirt, pushes George. To brace his fall, George reaches out his newly minted mill white model-hands and burns them on a hot iron, ruining his modeling career. Is Leslie … Continue reading “The Puffy Shirt” – Intentional Torts
After George is caught taking a book into the bookstore Brentano's bathroom, the store makes George buy it. Does Brentano's bookstore have the right to force George to purchase the book just because he took it into the bathroom? https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=NygOFsExGMU The morality of reading in the bathroom notwithstanding, especially a book you haven't actually yet … Continue reading Can You Take a Book Into the Bathroom?
When Elaine gets a call at the movie theatre that her boyfriend, Jake Jarmel, has been in a car accident, she tops to buy some Jujyfruits candy before heading to the hospital to see him. The convenience of the concession stand notwithstanding, did Elaine do anything legally wrong by stopping for the Jujyfruits? Under these … Continue reading “The Opposite” – Duty To Rescue
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
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
Before Jerry and Duncan have their Big Race, Duncan tells Lois that if Jerry beats him, he'll fly her to Hawaii for 2 weeks. Is Duncan bound by his words to Lois? Is he obligated to send her to Hawaii? https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ZOJt6jsy1AQ As we've discussed in our post on The Puffy Shirt, an oral contract is … Continue reading “The Race” – Contracts
Is Kramer correct when he said: "well, you know in the old days, when the senators didn't vote the way that the party leaders wanted 'em to… they whipped them."
After Elaine refuses to take off her Baltimore Orioles baseball cap while sitting in George Steinbrenner's box, Nina's dad Leonard West has security evict Elaine from Yankee stadium. Can Elaine really be kicked out of the ballpark for refusing to take off her baseball cap? https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=oE8ljMY5qn4 While they may not seem like it, tickets to … Continue reading “The Letter” – Sports Tickets/Licenses