Weirdest Case? You Be the Judge
Posted Nov 7, 2007 2:28 PM CST
By Martha Neil
As the world's oddest laws are being discussed this week by one British newspaper, another, not to be outdone, has created a column about the world's weirdest legal cases.
Among them, according to the inaugural edition in the London Times:
A German lawyer collected a statutory fee of 440,000 euros for writing a letter in a 287 million euro tax overbilling case for an elderly woman who earned 17,000 euros annually. (The fee is based on the amount saved for the client.)
And a 31-year-old Brazilian woman sued her 38-year-old partner over their, from her standpoint, unsatisfying sex life. ("After a promising start the action ended in something of an anticlimax for the claimant when her case was rejected," the newspaper notes.)
As detailed in an earlier ABAJournal.com post, another British newspaper, the Telegraph, has focused this week on the world's oddest laws.