“The Race” – Contracts (Bonus content!)

Yesterday, one of our writers argued that Duncan would only need to cover airfare if Lois brought a claim against him under a theory of Promissory Estoppel. In this bonus content, the other writer will take the opposite approach. The principle of Promissory Estoppel dictates that the court will use equitable principles where there are … Continue reading “The Race” – Contracts (Bonus content!)

“The Soup Nazi” – Copyrighting a Recipe

After a bunch of street-thugs walk-away with Elaine's recently purchased armoire, Kramer gifts Elaine a new one he was given by Yev Kassem, aka the Soup-Nazi. Unbeknownst to our favorite chef, he has left his entire list of soup-recipes in one of the drawers. Elaine, who has recently been banned from the store, decides to … Continue reading “The Soup Nazi” – Copyrighting a Recipe

The Parking Garage – Unlawful Imprisonment

Following their purchase of an air-conditioner, Jerry and friends get lost in the mall parking lot while looking for George's car. Since shopping makes Jerry "have to go," he gives into his organic nature for ten seconds. But a security guard spots him and takes Jerry into custody. Does the security guard have a right … Continue reading The Parking Garage – Unlawful Imprisonment

“The Bottle Deposit” – Parenthood

After Tony Abdo, the mechanic, takes Jerry's car out into the nice no-pothole, no-traffic countryside, he tells Jerry over the phone that "listen, that registration may have your name on it, Jerry. But this engine's running on my sweat and my blood." Does Tony actually have any rights to the car? https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=JY7ISTaymU0 (*Editor's Note: We … Continue reading “The Bottle Deposit” – Parenthood

Are ZIP Codes Actually Meaningless?

While flirting with his "birthday wish" girlfriend, Newman jokes that the secret of ZIP codes is that they are actually meaningless. Is this true? What are ZIP codes, and why do we have them? Why do we need them? And why do they make them so small? https://getyarn.io/yarn-clip/f43ed3c0-9288-48a5-b153-d19ebe46b07d The first postal codes were developed during … Continue reading Are ZIP Codes Actually Meaningless?

“The Glasses” – Negligence and Res Ipsa Loquitor

After Kramer gets Jerry the Commando 8 air conditioner, he just "installs" it into Jerry's window without sealing the appliance in place. Later, the air conditioner falls out of the window and hits a dog on the sidewalk below. Does Kramer have any legal liability for the injuries that happened to the dog?   https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=62NyFTAKgOIContinue reading “The Glasses” – Negligence and Res Ipsa Loquitor