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Scary court cases

skull.jpgIn celebration of Halloween, this year we're featuring recent appellate cases dealing with all things spooky and scary:

  • A Utah prisoner named Robert Rice filed for extroardinary relief, claiming the prison acted in violation of his right to practice his religion by failing to provide a "vampire" diet. Rice v. Department of Corrections, 2002 UT App 352.
  • In Illinois, an officer was sued for violating first and fourth amendment rights when responding to a complaint from neighbors disputing over Halloween yard decorations etched with insults. Purtell v. Mason, 527 F.3d 615.
  • In Louisiana, a customer who visited a haunted corn maze sued the owner and owner's insurer after she fell and broke her leg when she was approached by an actor with a chainsaw. Durmon v. Billings, 873 So.2d 872.

Have a happy and safe Halloween!


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