From time to time, I’ve had an opposing party claim that he was going to “wipe his backside” with a legal document like a contract. Rude, yes, but what if a contract was actually written on toilet paper? Would it still be enforceable? If a contract is required to be reduced to writing (and not all of them are), does it matter what it’s written on?
The courtroom is not supposed to be a violent place. After all, our modern system of justice where parties resolve their disputes before an impartial third party (the judge) and/or a jury of their peers was intended to replace trial by combat-in which parties settled their differences by fighting it out (usually to the death). For most of us, the closest we’ve come to seeing trial by combat is our
Belief can be a powerful thing. Sometimes, the law will, under certain circumstances, show deference to that belief, such as the individual who recently persuaded the Department of Motor Vehicles to allow him to have his driver’s license photo taken while wearing a spaghetti strainer on his head (he claimed to be a practicing “Pastafarian”).