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What are Iron Fist’s Duties as a Landlord?

Danny Rand purchased the building where Colleen Wing had her apartment and dojo in Netflix’s Iron Fist. Romantic , overtures aside, what are Danny’s new...

King Kong vs JAG

King Kong is the inspiration of "Monster Kids' across the globe. Army JAG officer, and guest blogger on The Legal Geeks, Thomas Harper, sat...

Parental Liability for Rampaging Monsters

Are parents legally liable for property damage caused by monsters summed to their city by their minor child? If parents can be sued for...

Join us at Nerd Nite LA on March 9 for Star Was Law!

I am very excited to be presenting "The Law is With Me and I am One with the Law" at Nerd Nite LA on...

The Custody Conundrum of X-23

With the movie Logan already making its mark, it’s no secret that X-23 (a.k.a. Laura Kinney) is one of the main characters. As Professor...

Power Man and Iron Fist Civil Rights Podcast

My good friend Christine Peek joined me to discuss the civil rights issues in the Power Man and Iron Fist comic. The story by David...

Star Wars

The New Republic v. Admiral Rae Sloane: The Case Against Star Wars’ Most Wanted...

For the average Imperial officer, being deemed the “most wanted Imperial war criminal” is pretty low on the list of desirable titles, alongside “Vader Force-choke practice dummy,” “Palpatine dental hygienist,” and “airlock tester.” In...

The Rebel Bunch: The Legal Status of Rebel Fighters in Rogue One

  Warning: Rogue One spoilers ahead. “You’re all rebels, aren’t you?” With all the moving pieces in Rogue One, don’t feel bad if you came away a little confused about how exactly the Rebel Alliance is composed. After...

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,...

The Dark Side Made Me Do It

Could Anakin Skywalker argue the insanity defense for the decades he spent as an agent of evil? Could Anakin claim he was legally insane while following the Dark Side, thus not guilty for crimes...

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...
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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...

When Expert Witnesses Do Not Attain Kolinahr

It truly is a no win scenario when a Judge excludes the expert witnesses of two adverse parties. How did this happen? The case involved...

Hello. My Name is Jessica and I’m a Legal Geek

Okay, it’s 2012, so I guess it isn’t that brave to identify myself as a geek (on the other hand, it still takes guts...

Comic Con The Final Frontier

"Awe inspiring" is the best way to describe our second appearance at San Diego Comic Con. Our Star Trek panel brought together the most...

The Wrath of a Court Scorned

I love Star Trek.  If you're reading this blog, you already know that.  And you also know that I really love judges who quote Star...

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...

Is the Horta an Endangered Species?

The Horta is a silicon-based life form from the Star Trek episode “Devil in the Dark.” The Horta lived Janus VI, tunneling through rock...
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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...

Captain America and The Sin of Hearsay

Captain America has faced many foes. In the Trial of James Buchanan Barnes, that foe included a video of the Red Skull’s daughter Sin...

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

Hope for a Purple Man Insanity Defense

Kilgrave, AKA The Purple Man, has the ability to make people do his bidding, whether it is preparing him dinner or killing someone. In...

How Dr. Janina Scarlet Would Prove the Insanity Defense on Jessica...

How can an expert witness prove someone was under the effects of mind control when they committed a crime? Dr. Janina Scarlet explains PTSD...

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

Skye Fall: Treason on Agents of SHIELD

 One may think disloyal thoughts and have his heart on the side of the enemy. Yet if he commits no act giving aid and...

It’s Really a Good Idea to Get a Warrant Before Bugging...

The Senator Ellen Nadeer has engaged in domestic terrorism, kidnapping, murder, conspiracy, insurrection, and a host of other no-no’s for any sitting Senator...

Self-Defense & Brainwashing on Agents of SHIELD

Can Donny Gill claim he acted in self-defense for freezing the Moroccan innkeeper and HYDRA agents? While fear of brainwashing and threats of force...