Artificial Intelligence and Seinfeld (“Nothing Forever”)

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”)

“The Puffy Shirt” – Intentional Torts

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

Can You Take a Book Into the Bathroom?

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? 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?

“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? 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? We're just lawyers here, so it's not up to us to adjudicate social norms. Even … Continue reading “The Implant” – Double Dipping

“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!)