Quirky points of law courtesy of Westlaw’s Headnote of the Day

Do note that these are offered as a diversion and may not necessarily be good law:
  • Members of operating crew of gambling boat were “seamen” within meaning of seaman’s exemption…, even though boat spent at least 90% of its time moored to a pier.

Harkins v. Riverboat Servs., Inc., 385 F.3d 1099 (7th Cir. 2004)


  • Courts in viewing antenuptial contracts will not invariably begin with realisation that between persons in the prematrimonial state there is a mystical, confidential relationship which anesthetises the senses of the female partner.

Potter v. Collin, 321 So. 2d 128 (Fla. Dist. Ct. App. 1975)


  • Where husband regularly delivered his weekly pay check to wife, who used money together with her own earnings and deposited savings therefrom in her individual account, and wife conducted all business dealings of couple and took realty and personal property of parties in her own name, wife’s alleged domineering conduct was acquiesced in by husband and did not constitute cruel and inhuman treatment.

Hannan v. Hannan, 256 S.W.2d 485 (Ky. 1953)