You Be the Judge

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

  • Do You Have a Case?

    Do You Have a Case?

    Are you wondering if something that happened to you is worthy of legal action? Tell us about it, and you could end up in Reader's… magazine. >>

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… >>