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Where there's life, there's lawsuits : not altogether serious ruminations on law and life
Miller, Jeffrey, 1950-
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Toronto : ECW Press, [2003]

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xiii, 298 pages ; 23 cm
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K183 .M56 2003 Adult Non-Fiction Non-Fiction Area

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2004 Arthur Ellis Award Nominee. Is it a crime to try to pick an empty pocket? Miller covers a wide range of legal history in this entertaining book that explores the unusual side of the law, which the public often doesn't hear about.

Author Notes

Jeffrey Miller's work has been described as "Mark Twain meets Rumpole of the Bailey." His books include Ardor in the Court!: Sex and the Law; Naked Promises (a popular history of contract and business law); and the forthcoming mystery novel, Murder at Osgoode Hall. A former barrister, he also works as a translator, editor, and broadcaster

Table of Contents

Introduction: Who Cares Whodunnit?p. ix
Chapter 1 You're Nicked, Sunshine: Crime and Punishmentp. 1
Chapter 2 Finders, Keepers: Property and Related Stuffp. 35
Chapter 3 Everything Mom Warned You About: The Private Wrongs Called Tortsp. 65
Chapter 4 Taking Care of Business: Contracts and Commercep. 91
Chapter 5 The Moron in A Hurry: Intellectual Property Isn't Necessarily Smartp. 117
Chapter 6 All in the Family: Family Lawp. 149
Chapter 7 Inlaws and Outlaws: Lawmakers, Lawbreakersp. 167
Chapter 8 Some of My Best Friends Are Bald, Dead White Guys: Human Rightsp. 225
Chapter 9 If You Can't Say Something Nice: Libel, Slander, Contempt, and Generally Minding One's Tonguep. 237
Notesp. 275
Indexp. 287