If you like comic books, superheroes, and the like and want to know actual legal answers to fictional superhero questions, I've got the site for you: Law and the Multiverse. From their self-description:
If there's one thing comic book nerds like doing it's over-thinking the smallest details. Here we turn our attention to the hypothetical legal ramifications of comic book tropes, characters, and powers. Just a few examples: Are mutants a protected class? Who foots the bill when a hero damages property while fighting a villain? What happens legally when a character comes back from the dead? You'll find the answers to all of these questions and more right here!
Approaching the 1-year anniversary of the release of final movie in the Dark Knight trilogy – The Dark Knight Rises – a guest post by Mike Lee answers the question of why Bruce Wayne was declared legally dead at the end of the movie. Spoiler alert: it is believed Batman was killed in a nuclear explosion, but no explanation was given for Bruce Wayne's death. Check out the post for Lee's explanation.
Other questions addressed by the guys at Law and the Multiverse include:
- The legalities of Iron Patriot's excursions into Pakistan in Iron Man 3
- The crimes of the Mandarin in Iron Man 3
- Batman and the unavailable declarant
- Guest Post: The End of The Dark Knight Rises [Mike Lee at Law and the Multiverse]
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Brett Emison is currently a partner at Langdon & Emison, a firm dedicated to helping injured victims across the country from their primary office near Kansas City. Mainly focusing on catastrophic injury and death cases as well as complex mass tort and dangerous drug cases, Mr. Emison often deals with automotive defects, automobile crashes, railroad crossing accidents (train accidents), trucking accidents, dangerous and defective drugs, defective medical devices.