You Be the Judge

Weigh in on which side is right and which is wrong with these true court cases.

She Left Her Son Alone in the Car. They Put Her on the Child Abuse Registry.
She Left Her Son Alone in the Car. They Put Her on the Child Abuse Registry.

Does a mom deserve 
to be punished for leaving her child to run an errand? You be the judge. >>

You Be the Judge: Case of the Forgotten Felon
You Be the Judge: Case of the Forgotten Felon

Officials never told a criminal when to report to jail. Does he have to do time 13 years later? >>

The Case of the Breast Cancer Bracelets
The Case of the Breast Cancer Bracelets

Can a school ban wristbands because of a slogan? You be the judge. >>

The Case of the Jilted Bride
The Case of the Jilted Bride

When a prospective groom misbehaves and then calls off the wedding, should he pay the expenses? You… >>

The Case of the Fan in the Line of Fire
The Case of the Fan in the Line of Fire

An unlucky onlooker is hit in the face by a wayward baseball. Can she sue and win? >>

The Case of the Bone Marrow Buyer
The Case of the Bone Marrow Buyer

Should a desperate mother be allowed to entice donors with cash? You be the judge. >>

The Case of the Prohibited Pooch
The Case of the Prohibited Pooch

Should a tenant with a disability be allowed to break a ban on animals? You be the judge. >>

You be the Judge: The Case of the Kid and the Cash
You be the Judge: The Case of the Kid and the Cash

An unmarried, absent father dies at work. Does his company have to pay to support his child? >>

You Be the Judge: The Case of the Second Texter
You Be the Judge: The Case of the Second Texter

Is the person who sends a distracting text just as responsible for 
a car accident? >>

You Be the Judge: The Case of the Falling Filmgoer
You Be the Judge: The Case of the Falling Filmgoer

Should a movie theater pay when a patron takes a spill? >>

The Case of the Peeping Photographer
The Case of the Peeping Photographer

Can an artist take pictures of his neighbors and then sell them without permission? You be the… >>

Can a Judge Force Parents to Change a Baby's Name?
Can a Judge Force Parents to Change a Baby’s Name?

They didn’t name their son Messiah because it means God, and they didn’t think a judge could… >>

Should This Woman Be Sent Back to Prison?
Should This Woman Be Sent Back to Prison?

She was a fugitive, yes. But for almost two thirds of her life, she’d also been a law-abiding… >>

Should a Sperm Donor Share Custody?
Should a Sperm Donor Share Custody?

She never would have agreed to let him be the donor if she had known he was going to expect to be… >>

You Be the Judge: The Nightmare Neighbor
You Be the Judge: The Nightmare Neighbor

In the four months after a loud tenant arrived, a neighbor sent 17 letters of complaint to the… >>

When Lightning Strikes a Golfer, Is the Course Responsible?
When Lightning Strikes a Golfer, Is the Course Responsible?

The caddie master learned of lightning in the area and set off in a cart with the club pro to get… >>

Who's Responsible for These Swimmers' Deaths?
Who’s Responsible for These Swimmers’ Deaths?

Did these beach-goers go in the ocean at their own risks, or did the city of Miami Beach have a… >>

Who's the Rightful Heir to This Family Fortune?
Who’s the Rightful Heir to This Family Fortune?

A few weeks after their aunt's death, the Nixon children received a letter from the bank explaining… >>

You Be the Judge: A Grandmother's Rights
You Be the Judge: A Grandmother’s Rights

A woman argues that she had a right to see her grandson, but her daughter claims she tried to… >>

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