WHAT A “SURPRISE”
At a large baby shower before family and friends, and with the promise of a surprise, the obviously-pregnant wife waited anxiously with the other guests. The husband then makes the awaited announcement: they’re expecting a boy. He then goes further, producing medical documents that show the wife is 6 months pregnant, not the 4 she’s proclaimed. But more! The baby belongs to his friend, sitting right there. And his lawyer produces for all to see a video of the two clad only in towels! As the party erupts, the husband announces: “Don’t leave –this party’s for them, not me!”
SIGN A WAIVER FOR COVID9??
Can an employer force you to sign a waiver that effectively says that if you contract the virus, you didn’t get it at your job & hence the employer isn’t liable. It really doesn’t matter as the Illinois Workers Compensation Act now presumes that an active worker has contracted it in the work environment & is therefore compensable. So, the answer is that the employer cannot “contract” itself out of liability; it doesn’t work and, in fact, may well be illegal.
WHAT’S NOW LEGAL & WHERE
The recent elections contained several states’ ballots on legalization of certain drugs. Here’s what happened:
-medical marijuana was approved in South Dakota &, to the surprise of many, even in Mississippi in the Deep South;
-recreational marijuana passed in the states of Montana, New Jersey, & Arizona;
-but the state that outdistanced everybody was Oregon, effectively legalizing small, personal amounts of such drugs as methamphetamine, cocaine, and heroin.
Some non-profits claim that the Oregon vote is an “embrace” of the Portugal Model, where there’s much lower addiction & drug use than in the US.
NEW REALTOR RULES
The US Justice Dept had filed an antitrust lawsuit against the National Assn of Realtors in the District of Columbia. The NAR, a non-profit trade assn. based in Chicago, agreed with Justice to:
-refrain from saying that the brokers for the buyers don’t charge anything;
-quit stopping access to key lockboxes to only those realtors belonging to the Assn.;
-be fully transparent as to the commissions due to the buyer’s brokers; and there are other stipulations.
The NAR must appoint an Antitrust Compliance officer and agrees to inspections & interviews, under penalty of contempt.
THEY SAID IT–ABOUT LOVE
When you’re in love, it’s the most glorious two-and-a-half days of your life. -Richard Lewis
A lot of people wonder how you know if you’re really in love. Just ask this one question: “Would I mind being financially destroyed by this person?” -Ronnie Shakes
I fall in love really quickly, and this scares the guys away. I’m like: “I’m in love with you. I want to marry you. I want to move in with you.” And they’re like: “Ma’am, would you give me the 10 bucks for the pizza, and I’ll be outta here” -Penny Wiggins
The difference between love & sex is that sex relieves tension and love causes it. -Woody Allen