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Should the Avengers be Liable for the Injury and Damage They Cause to Persons...

A question occurred to me when I first watched The Avengers in 2012: “who was going to pay for all this damage caused by...

Reflections on San Diego Comic Con 2017

San Diego Comic Con is always an amazing adventure. Thank you to Mike and Wendy Towry, the hardworking Comic Con International organizers, and everyone who...

The Defense of Darth Vader

When last we met in our alternate Return of the Jedi reality, Darth Vader survived the Emperor’s Force lightning after chucking him down a...

Aunt May’s Liability for Spider-Man’s Fight on the Staten Island Ferry

Aunts are awesome. Aunt May arguably is the most well known aunt in pop culture. However, Aunt May in Spider-Man Homecoming rightly would freak...

Mock Luke Cage Petition for Writ of Habeas Corpus

Join us at San Diego Comic Con on July 20, 2017 at 800pm in Room 23ABC for Sweet Christmas! A Mock Trial to Prove...

Please Nominate The Legal Geeks for the ABA Web 100

The ABA Journal has expanded the Blawg 100 to include social media and podcasts. We would appreciate your nominations for The Legal Geeks in...

Star Wars

Oh My God I am 40: Reflecting on the Top Geek Events in My...

I have hit the milestone that always seemed like a far distant future: I turned 40. While my feelings on my age are very reflective of Admiral Kirk in Wrath of Khan, I have lived...

BB-8 Come Home

BB-8 in Star Wars The Force Awakens is an endearing droid who rolls right into your heart. In the fine tradition of Lassie Come Home and Benji The Hunted, BB-8 was separated from his...

Who Owns the Millennium Falcon?

In The Force Awakens, the Millennium Falcon starts out in the hands of Unkar Plutt, who stole it from the Irving Boys, who stole it from Gannis Ducain, who stole it from Han Solo,...

Could the Mos Eisley Cantina Discriminate Against Serving Droids?

Droids are not just made to suffer; Droids are made to be discriminated against. The bartender at the Mos Eisley Cantina took one look at C-3PO and R2D2 and told Luke Skywalker: We don't...

A New Contract: Mjolnir Strikes Back for the Return of Lightsabers

The epic Twitter contract negotiations of Marvel and Star Wars heralded a heroic age of contract formation of offer, acceptance and consideration for the use of property. The Twitter negotiations, however, also required trading...
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The Original Sin of Gamma Bombs & Proximate Cause

Marvel's Original Sin limited series Hulk vs Iron Man has a simple premise: Tony Stark was paid $500,000 (Stark's Daily Rate) and 2 Bottles...

Does Thor Working with the US Government Violate the Establishment Clause?

The First Amendment to the United States Constitution states, “Congress shall make no law respecting an establishment of religion,” United States Constitution, Amendment I,...

She-Hulk and Daredevil Do Not Know California Trial Procedure

She-Hulk #9 is a courtroom drama with Daredevil facing off against She-Hulk in Los Angeles Superior Court over the wrongful death case of Sam...

The Giant-Man Sized Murder-For-Hire Issues in Ant-Man

Nick Spencer in The Astonishing Ant-Man has introduced a very unique concept: a super-villain app for hiring henchmen called “Hench: Every Villain’s Private Army.”...

Tony Stark vs Ant-Man: Battle Over Advertising Using Iron Man’s Likeness Without Consent

Marvel’s Ant-Man by Nick Spencer is giant size fun that packs the strength of a comic 100 times it size. Scott Lang takes on his...

The Enterprise Precedent: Star Trek on Human Rights

Star Trek's impact on our culture as an allegory of what it means to be human cannot be understated. The Star Trek The Next Generation...

Orders are Orders… Unless you’re Captain Kirk

Anyone who’s ever watched any of the various incarnations of Star Trek knows that sometimes things get a little dicey out in space and...

Assumption of Risk & Star Trek Red Shirts

There are some jobs so inherently dangerous that there is only the knowing assumption of risk for engaging in the activity. One such job...

Troubling Tribbles: The Ultimate Invasive Species

Just because something is cute and snugly does not mean it isn't dangerous. Nothing is better evidence of this then perhaps the most dangerous ...

Was Captain Kirk Legally Right to Sentence Khan to Ceti Alpha V?

Khan Noonlen Singh attempted to murder Captain James T. Kirk and take over the USS Enterprise in the Star Trek episode "The Space Seed." Khan...

Star Trek Red Shirts and Assumption of Risk

http://youtu.be/frzM9e0G0C0 Proving lawyers can do cosplay, Josh Gilliland & Jessica Mederson discuss assumption of risk and wearing a Red Shirt in Star Trek The Original...
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Captain America

Hey Captain America, What Could Go Wrong With a Giant Spy...

Captain America Winter Soldier was my favorite comic book movie to date. Excellent storytelling, with the not so subtle warning of a massive police...

Superheroes versus the Ku Klux Klan

"Those who do not learn history are doomed to repeat it." -George Santayana (The original version is even more chilling these days: “Those who cannot...

Back Pay for America’s Captain?

Steve Rogers reemerged from the grave and seems to have money to spend, can it be that he is receiving back pay for the...

Daredevil & Jessica Jones

Can Matt Murdock be Disbarred for Vigilantism?

Daredevil the Series is nearly here. Finally: a lawyer who is a super-hero. Many geeks, and geeky lawyers, will be binge-watching Netflix starting on...

Strategies for Direct Examination of the Punisher

The Daredevil season 2 episode, “Guilty as Sin” had Frank Castle testify in his capital murder trial. This high risk trial strategy was to...

Could Vanessa Marianna be Convicted for RICO with Kingpin?

In Marvel’s Daredevil on Netflix, Vanessa Marianna goes from art dealer to dinner date to girlfriend to fiancé of Wilson Fisk. Vanessa learned of...

Supergirl

Analysis from season one of Supergirl!

Agents of SHIELD

What We Learned from T.A.H.I.T.I. on Agents of S.H.I.E.L.D.

We have two very big take aways from the Agents of SHIELD episode T.A.H.I.T.I.: 1) Skye did not have an Advanced Health Directive; 2) Agents Coulson,...

Did Not Providing Angar the Screamer Dental Care Violate the 8th...

Angar the Screamer in Agents of SHIELD was imprisoned below a mental hospital and wore a metal gag for years. Once the gag was...

Leave No Man Behind & Illegal Aliens on Agents of SHIELD

Agents of SHIELD episodes The Hub and The Well touched on everything from the duty to rescue, assumption of risk and illegal aliens. Let's...