“The Scofflaw” – Party Whips

For seemingly no reason at all, Jerry asks Kramer if he knows what the "whip" in the Senate and House of Representatives does? Kramer responds "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." Is Kramer right? https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Axr7apxOj9w Believe it … Continue reading “The Scofflaw” – Party Whips

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

“The Maestro” – Picking a Jury

After Kramer presents his case against Java World to Jackie Chiles, Jackie tells him that if he gets "even one coffee drinker" on that case then Kramer is going to be a rich man. Could Java World actually prevent coffee drinkers from serving on the jury? https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=wMHsojpGV5o The 7th Amendment to the Constitution guarantees a … Continue reading “The Maestro” – Picking a Jury