Surprisingly, the answer may be yes! It is a little-known fact, but some states still allow lawsuits for "breach of promise" or "breach of contract to marry." In these states, you can actually sue your ex for breaking up with you if, during your relationship, he or she promised to marry you.
Yesterday, the two middle-school girls who stabbed their classmate nineteen times to appease a fictional online character known as "Slender Man" were ruled competent to stand trial. But how can girls so delusional be considered competent?
In court, what is the difference between being found "incompetent to stand trial" and being found legally "insane"? Does competency equal sanity? Does sanity equal competency? Can you be competent but insane?
What do a Texas mother who strangled her two special-needs children, a California man who shot his estranged wife's friend, and a teenager who beat his little brother to death have in common? Each has been found "not guilty by reason of insanity" within the past three months.
Armed guards are currently sitting outside of Thomas Eric Duncan's girlfriend's house, preventing her family from leaving or receiving guests for fear of ebola. Is this even legal? When is the government entitled to quarantine its citizens by gunpoint?
In "Is Being Dumped Like a Breach of Contract," Professor Mark D. White draws some excellent analogies between being dumped and experiencing a breach of contract. What he does not discuss, however, is that when a contract is breached, there is a legal remedy. In contrast, when someone is dumped, there is no compensation beyond "it's not you, it's me."