“The Sniffing Accountant” – Hearsay

After Jerry and Kramer notice that Barry Prophet, their accountant, was sniffing uncontrollably at Monk’s, they begin to suspect that he is a drug addict. Their fear of him being "hip to the whole bathroom scene" only increases when they subsequently discover that he has travelled to South America. Elaine, though, thinks that they have … Continue reading “The Sniffing Accountant” – Hearsay

“The Voice” – Standards of Review/Capricious and Arbitrary

After Dean Jones of NYU tells Kramer that NYU student Darren will no longer be allowed to be an intern for Kramerica, Kramer argues that this decision is “capricious and arbitrary.” What does it mean, legally, for an administrative decision to be “capricious and arbitrary”? Is Dean Jones’ decision actually capricious and arbitrary? And, if … Continue reading “The Voice” – Standards of Review/Capricious and Arbitrary

“The Secretary” – Appearance Discrimination

In order to help him take down messages from his mother, George decides to hire a secretary. But fearing that he’ll never get any work done if he goes "the tomato route," George decides to do a "complete 360" and rejects secretarial candidates for being too attractive. He only considers candidates based on their work … Continue reading “The Secretary” – Appearance Discrimination

“The Abstinence” – Communication With a Person Represented by Counsel

After Kramer opens up a smoker’s lounge in his apartment, he believes he has a face-case against the tobacco company for failing to warn him that smoking could cause him to lose his allure, his twinkle, and turn his face into an old catcher's mitt. But, despite being represented by the splendid, magnificent attorney Jackie … Continue reading “The Abstinence” – Communication With a Person Represented by Counsel

“The Postponement” – Clergy/Penitent Privilege

After Rabbi Glickman uses his big mouth to blab all over town that Elaine is filled with jealously and resentment of George for entering the holiest of unions, Elaine is mortified that their personal conversation was made public. Was the conversation between Elaine and the Rabbi protected by the clergy-penitent privilege? Can the Rabbi reveal … Continue reading “The Postponement” – Clergy/Penitent Privilege

“The Good Samaritan” – Adultery

In part 2 of our posts on “The Good Samaritan,” we ask whether George was guilty of adultery when he slept with Robin after he practiced the timeless art of seduction with his alluring: “God bless you.” https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=nlL_krkAd9s After George and Robin actually sleep together, George turns to Robin and cries “what's wrong? I'll tell … Continue reading “The Good Samaritan” – Adultery