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1st Dec '15 7:37:50 PM nombretomado
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* In ''GetFuzzy'', Bucky sues Fungo for knocking out two of his teeth. However, he was trying to catch Fungo in a snare trap at the time, so Judge Judy ruled in the favor of the defendant.
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* In ''GetFuzzy'', ''ComicStrip/GetFuzzy'', Bucky sues Fungo for knocking out two of his teeth. However, he was trying to catch Fungo in a snare trap at the time, so Judge Judy ruled in the favor of the defendant.
23rd Aug '15 11:35:41 AM Morgenthaler
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* In ''Film/{{Superman}}'', Supes trackes Lex Luthor's threat of a poison gas pellet to his lair under the streets of Metropolis. After he breaks down the door to see Lex sitting there calmly, Luthor tells him, "Come in. It's open. My attorney will be in touch with you about damage to the door."
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* In ''Film/{{Superman}}'', ''Film/SupermanTheMovie'', Supes trackes Lex Luthor's threat of a poison gas pellet to his lair under the streets of Metropolis. After he breaks down the door to see Lex sitting there calmly, Luthor tells him, "Come in. It's open. My attorney will be in touch with you about damage to the door."
23rd Aug '15 11:35:25 AM Morgenthaler
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* On a ''more'' humorous note, ''Film/{{Ghostbusters}} 2'': They saved the city from the apocalypse and [[NoGoodDeedGoesUnpunished are shut down for it]].
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* On a ''more'' humorous note, ''Film/{{Ghostbusters}} 2'': ''Film/GhostbustersII'': They saved the city from the apocalypse and [[NoGoodDeedGoesUnpunished are shut down for it]].
23rd Aug '15 11:34:35 AM Morgenthaler
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* ''DarkmoonsSillyWebComic'' has lawsuits and courts of law in its comedic jumble concerning Dracula's public relations.
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* ''DarkmoonsSillyWebComic'' ''Webcomic/DarkmoonsSillyWebComic'' has lawsuits and courts of law in its comedic jumble concerning Dracula's public relations.

* ''VanVonHunter'' is arrested and put on trial early on for murdering a local vampire. The maiden Von Hunter tried to rescue is also arrested, as an accomplice. It is, of course, a KangarooCourt.
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* ''VanVonHunter'' ''Webcomic/VanVonHunter'' is arrested and put on trial early on for murdering a local vampire. The maiden Von Hunter tried to rescue is also arrested, as an accomplice. It is, of course, a KangarooCourt.
17th Jul '15 10:28:35 AM eroock
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-->--'''WesternAnimation/TheTick''' has trouble in court
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-->--'''WesternAnimation/TheTick''' -->-- '''WesternAnimation/TheTick''' has trouble in court
14th Jul '15 6:43:06 AM DarkStarling
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* In the Literature/{{Discworld}} novel ''Discworld/TheWeeFreeMen'', the eponymous tiny, blue people ("Pictsies! Feegle wha' hae!", and not tiny little [[BodyPaint woad-covered]] [[ViolentGlaswegian Glaswegians]] ''at all'') are afraid of nothing except for lawyers. They never give anyone their true names, in fear of getting arrested for their pranks and crimes. Near the end of the book, the villain uses lawyers to render them helpless. At this point, [[spoiler:the toad they carry around with them suddenly remembers his past and files a counterargument -- he was a lawyer himself. The Nac Mac Feegle are awed at the concept of defense attorneys: "We got a cheap lawyer, and we're no' afraid to use 'im!"]]
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* In the Literature/{{Discworld}} novel ''Discworld/TheWeeFreeMen'', the eponymous tiny, blue people ("Pictsies! Feegle wha' hae!", and not tiny little [[BodyPaint woad-covered]] [[ViolentGlaswegian Glaswegians]] ''at all'') are afraid of nothing except for lawyers. They never give anyone their true names, in fear of getting arrested for their pranks and crimes. Near the end of the book, the villain uses lawyers to render them helpless. At this point, [[spoiler:the toad they carry around with them suddenly remembers his past and files a counterargument -- he was a lawyer himself. The Nac Mac Feegle are awed at the concept of defense attorneys: "We got a cheap lawyer, and we're no' afraid to use 'im!"]]'im!"]] Thanks to their new Kelda, whose own original clan DOES have lawyers and reading, they're starting to get their own lawyers as well.
12th Jul '15 2:11:16 AM Fireblood
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[[folder: Newspaper Comics]] * In ''GetFuzzy'', Bucky sues Fungo for knocking out two of his teeth. However, he was trying to catch Fungo in a snare trap at the time, so Judge Judy ruled in the favor of the defendant. [[/folder]]

* In the same vein, the boys from ''Series/{{Supernatural}}'' have quite the rap sheet. Murder, grave desecration, theft, evading the law, breaking out of custody, assault, breaking and entering, etc. etc... All in the course of fighting the supernatural; demons don't mind dirty tricks, after all, making most of them cases of NotWhatItLooksLike. The credit card fraud, grave desecration and impersonating federal agents... OK, those they're actually guilty of. Although the grave desecration is often self defense or defense of another. Hard to argue that in court, though.
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* In the same vein, the boys from ''Series/{{Supernatural}}'' have quite the rap sheet. Murder, grave desecration, theft, evading the law, breaking out of custody, assault, breaking and entering, etc. etc... All in the course of fighting the supernatural; demons don't mind dirty tricks, after all, making most of them cases of NotWhatItLooksLike. The credit card fraud, grave desecration and impersonating federal agents... OK, those they're actually guilty of. Although the grave desecration is often self defense self-defense or defense of another. Hard to argue that in court, though.

[[folder: Newspaper Comics]] * In ''GetFuzzy'', Bucky sues Fungo for knocking out two of his teeth. However, he was trying to catch Fungo in a snare trap at the same vein, the boys from ''Series/{{Supernatural}}'' have quite the rap sheet. Murder, grave desecration, theft, evading the law, breaking out of custody, assault, breaking and entering, etc. etc... All time, so Judge Judy ruled in the course favor of fighting the supernatural; demons don't mind dirty tricks, after all, making most of them cases of NotWhatItLooksLike. The credit card fraud, grave desecration and impersonating federal agents... OK, those they're actually guilty of. Although the grave desecration is often self defense or defense of another. Hard to argue that in court, though.defendant. [[/folder]]

** Subverted by Windstriker's restraining order, however...
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** Subverted by [[http://www.giantitp.com/comics/oots0230.html Windstriker's restraining order, order]], however...

** [[FridgeLogic Note: Lake Erie has no international waters.]] It's all either U.S. or Canadian. (Ditto for Lake St. Clair.) Of course, the show is set in the early 22nd century, so things may have changed.
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** [[FridgeLogic Note: Lake Erie has no international waters.]] It's all either U.S. or Canadian. (Ditto Canadian (ditto for Lake St. Clair.) Clair). Of course, the show is set in the early 22nd century, so things may have changed.
25th Jun '15 3:45:25 PM nombretomado
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* ''[[KittyNorville Kitty Takes a Holiday]]'' has a dramatic example after Cormac, the resident BadassLongcoat, blows half of an evil [[OurWerewolvesAreDifferent skinwalker's]] face off to [[ShootTheDog put it out of its misery]], after it was already mortally wounded. This saves the pretty heroine, her lover, a police officer, and a couple civilians. Traditional end to a werewolf story, right? [[SpoiledByTheFormat We're only two-thirds through the book]]; the {{Badass}} has just been arrested for murder because the final bullet constituted excessive force. (Not so much HollywoodLaw as a combination of DirtyCop, AmoralAttorney, and FantasticRacism, plus TheMasquerade only recently having been broken.)
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* ''[[KittyNorville ''[[Literature/KittyNorville Kitty Takes a Holiday]]'' has a dramatic example after Cormac, the resident BadassLongcoat, blows half of an evil [[OurWerewolvesAreDifferent skinwalker's]] face off to [[ShootTheDog put it out of its misery]], after it was already mortally wounded. This saves the pretty heroine, her lover, a police officer, and a couple civilians. Traditional end to a werewolf story, right? [[SpoiledByTheFormat We're only two-thirds through the book]]; the {{Badass}} has just been arrested for murder because the final bullet constituted excessive force. (Not so much HollywoodLaw as a combination of DirtyCop, AmoralAttorney, and FantasticRacism, plus TheMasquerade only recently having been broken.)
26th Apr '15 11:38:44 AM rjd1922
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* On a less humorous note, at the start of ''WesternAnimation/TheIncredibles'', Mr Incredible is sued by a man who was trying to commit suicide and who got whiplash when Mr Incredible saved him. This catalyzes a chain reaction which results in ''all'' superheroes being seen as a liability and forced into retirement.
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* On a less humorous note, at the start of ''WesternAnimation/TheIncredibles'', Mr Mr. Incredible is sued by a man who was trying to commit suicide and who got whiplash when Mr Mr. Incredible saved him. This catalyzes a chain reaction which results in ''all'' superheroes being seen as a liability and forced into retirement.
14th Apr '15 5:46:31 PM nombretomado
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Played straight in a number of places, especially in the DarkAge or against a VillainWithGoodPublicity. Several {{Elseworld}} series are based on this; badly written, it comes with the FamilyUnfriendlyAesop that "{{superhero}}es are so valuable that the damages they do are [[WhatMeasureIsANonSuper acceptable losses]], no matter what."
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Played straight in a number of places, especially in the DarkAge UsefulNotes/{{the Dark Age|of Comic Books}} or against a VillainWithGoodPublicity. Several {{Elseworld}} series are based on this; badly written, it comes with the FamilyUnfriendlyAesop that "{{superhero}}es are so valuable that the damages they do are [[WhatMeasureIsANonSuper acceptable losses]], no matter what."
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