Tag Archives: Halloween


Posted 10 months ago in Personal & Home Safety Podcasts by Larry Bodine  
Your Legal Duties to Trick-or-Treaters [WBBM News Radio]

iStock/Thinkstock With Halloween soon approaching, people are decorating their homes, preparing costumes and planning on giving sweets to trick-or-treaters. So, now is a good time to also think about preventing any lawsuits that could come knocking at your door. Lawyers.com Editor-in-Chief Larry Bodine speaks to John Cody of WBBM Newsradio (780 AM, 105.9 FM) in Chicago on ways to avoid legal liability on October 31. Remember to clear off your lawn, patch any holes in your sidewalks and put away …

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Posted 2 years ago in Criminal Law by Sylvia Hsieh  
Police Arrest Pregnant Zombie

Police responding to a 911 call on the morning after Halloween were spooked by what they found. Around 8:15 a.m. police in Birmingham, Alabama raced to the scene of a possible homicide. A passerby called 911, reporting that a woman had been shot and her bloody body was seen slumped over the steering wheel of her SUV parked at a traffic light. The woman appeared to be pregnant, too. A hit and run? A drive-by shooting? A crime of passion …

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Posted 2 years ago in On the Lighter Side by Larry Bodine  
Haunting Legal News About Halloween [video]

It’s time to patch the hole in the sidewalk before dozens of grade school children come to visit on Halloween. You wouldn’t want Little Johnny suffering a personal injury on your property, advises Larry Bodine, Editor in Chief of Lawyers.com. Check your local ordinances. If you’re over 12, the general rule is that you have to stay at home on Halloween. Nobody wants to see a six-foot trick-or-treater at the door. Your costume can legally impersonate celebrities or politicians, because …

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Michigan Batman Arrested (Again) for Interfering with Police

Mark Williams isn’t waiting for Halloween to dress up and play superhero. The Petoskey, Mich. man recently showed up to an accident scene dressed as Batman, convinced he could help. The cops, however, were having none of it and arrested the superhero wannabe for obstructing and resisting police during an investigation. On Sept. 29, Williams, 33, arrived at a crime scene he’d discovered by tuning in to a police scanner. So did state police, who tried to use a police …

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Posted 2 years ago in News of the Weird Personal Injury by Chuck Shepherd  
Legal News of The Weird: Lawsuit over Banister Death

If Megan Duskey’s parents had been with her that night in 2010, they perhaps would have insisted she (dressed as the comic book hero Silk Spectre) not try to slide down the railing during the Halloween-themed ball at Chicago’s Palmer House Hilton hotel, but she did slide down, and she fell four floors to her death. Nonetheless, in July 2012, the parents filed a $500,000 lawsuit against Hilton and other entities, claiming that the death of Ms. Duskey at age …

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