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Xavier’s Ailing Mind: A Study Into Intent

Introduction “As I live and breathe, the Wolverine!” The movie “Logan” has already had a number of articles on this site devoted to it. After watching...

Product Liability Litigation for Defective Stormtrooper Armor

The Empire’s Stormtroopers are emissaries of fear to subjugate civilian populations. However, Stormtrooper armor appears to have multiple fatal flaws for surviving blunt force...

The Crimes Committed Stealing Elektra’s Dead Body

The Hand is an ancient criminal organization that committed a primeval crime by exhuming the body of Elektra Natchios: Body Stealing. The Hand exhumed the deceased...

San Francisco Comic Con Memories!

We had an amazing time at San Francisco Comic Con. Thank you everyone who attended our panels and the show organizers. A big thank...

Can a Cross-Examination Result in an $11 Million Settlement?

Matt Murdock scores a major victory in court with a crushing cross-examination of a witness that forced the defendants to settle for $11 million...

The Vulture Should Have Sued for Breach of Contract

Villains in Marvel Cinematic Universe turn to a life of crime for multiple reasons. Loki had father issues fueling his alliance with Thanos to...

Star Wars

Han’s Legal Justification For Shooting Greedo First

Han Shot First. There is no question about it. And in 1977, no one questioned it. However, the legal question remains, was Han Solo legally justified in killing Greedo (Provided the Empire's Doctrine of Fear had similar...

Lawyers and Judges Geeking Out Over Star Wars The Force Awakens

There has been an awakening. Have you felt it? The answer is YES. Judge Matthew Sciarrino joined Jessica and I to discuss the teaser trailer for Star Wars The Force Awakens. If you remember IOU's...

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...

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...

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,...
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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...

A Judicial Footnote with Captain Picard

We can take judicial notice that Judge Eduardo C. Robreno is a Trekkie. In a case with RICO charges against six police officers, the Court...

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...

Tased By SciFi in Court

Judges are not shy when it comes to referencing science fiction in their opinions. District Judge WM. Terrell Hodges should get an award for mentioning...

Thank You, Leonard Nimoy

There are no words for the heartbreak I feel at the news of Leonard Nimoy's passing. Leonard Nimoy was an amazing human being. When I...

Ferengi Prenuptial Agreements

Star Trek Deep Space 9 addressed many legal issues in its seven seasons, from whether a host of a symbiont could be tried for...

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...
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Captain America

Traitors of SHIELD

Agents of SHIELD episode "Turn, Turn, Turn," was an action-packed tie-in to Captain America Winter Soldier. Best episode to date. As expected, a whole...

What Are the Charges Against Howard Stark on Agent Carter?

Agent Carter started with a bang as a fun Marvel spy-thriller. There were many great geek references from Roxxon to Leviathan. Keep up the...

The Top Legal Geeks Blog Posts of 2016

Check out the countdown of our most popular posts published in 2016 from Number 10 to Number 1. We had a great year, with three of...

Daredevil & Jessica Jones

A Daredevil of Attorney Ethics Over the Crime-Fraud Exception

Marci Stahl, Esq., a attorney at the “Big Law Firm” Landman & Zack, is a case study of attorney ethics on Marvel’s...

War of the Purple Roses

Jeri Hogarth on AKA Jessica Jones was the poster child for everything horrible with attorneys. She bribed a juror at the beginning of her...

Was John Healy’s Speedy Trial Accurate on Daredevil?

The Daredevil episode a “Rabbit in a Snowstorm” centered on a Nelson & Murdock being hired by a mysterious company to represent a hit...

Supergirl

Analysis from season one of Supergirl!

Agents of SHIELD

Does Mack Have an OSHA Complaint Against Director Coulson?

Rogue spy agencies commit acts of vigilantism, illegally conduct foreign operations in Canada, and obviously lack a human resources department. We also learned on...

Traitors of SHIELD

Agents of SHIELD episode "Turn, Turn, Turn," was an action-packed tie-in to Captain America Winter Soldier. Best episode to date. As expected, a whole...

Vigilantes of SHIELD?

Agents Coulson, Fitz, Simmons, and Triplett (who keeps getting cooler), on the Agents of SHIELD episode "The Only Light in the Darkness," presented an...