Wednesday, July 12, 2006

Bar Review Point of View

Was the provocation of Zinedine Zidane in the World Cup final adequate to evade a red-card? Apparently not. Will he avoid the sanction of FIFA's executive committee by being stripped of his best player award? Likely so.

How about some of the other items with which the authors of the blog are becoming quite familiar?

Per common law definition--
Murder: provocation adequate to arouse a sudden and intense passion in the mind of an ordinary person, absent a sufficient cooling off period = involuntary manslaughter.

Slander (defamation) per se as a civil remedy = comments impugning the chastity of a female member of one's family, or accusing one having a loathsome disease.

So what Materazzi said must have been pretty serious . . .