This entertaining look at the tragicomic side of law combines case histories of unusual lawsuits with revealing essays to explore the quirky, funny, and often bizarre side of the law that the public rarely hears about. Property law, intellectual property, defamation, and criminal law are chronicled to study the intersection of law and the human condition, covering a wide range of legal history. Revealed are why Robin Hood's merry men “couldn?t have been very merry,? and whether a family can get compensation for “lost property? if someone misplaces cremated remains.
Jeffrey Miller is a former litigation lawyer and a columnist for The Lawyers' Weekly. He is the author of Street Talk: The Language of Coronation Street, Naked Promises, and The Law of Contempt in Canada. He lives in Toronto, Ontario.