Boldly going forward 'cause we can't find reverse.
Tuesday, July 04, 2006
OK, I haven't written in a while, mostly because of too much going on and not enough interesting to write about, but here's a lovely bit of over-lawyering courtesy of Consumer's Reports. Behold the HoMedics SQuSH Travel Pillow, which bears the following warnings:
Do Not Use for Sleeping. For Decorative Purposes Only.
Use caution to avoid inhaling beads. If beads are inhaled, seek medical assistance.
I'm still trying to figure out how you use a travel pillow decoratively.
It would be illegal for me to give you legal advice.
I publish under the byline False Data . That should tell you something.
If you have a real legal question, you need to get a real lawyer who can look at the real facts of your real question and give you a real answer. Seriously. It really depends a lot on your exact facts, and the law changes all the time.
If you tell a judge "I know it's the law because someone named False Data, who lives in a different state (or country), put it on a blog," the judge will laugh at you. And then you'll lose your case.