It Takes 2 Judges to Try a Cow and Other Strange Legal Twists


173 pages
Contains Bibliography
ISBN 1-895856-00-0
DDC 340'.0207






Illustrations by David Shaw

Julie Rekai Rickerd is a Toronto-based broadcaster and public relations


The late Eric Chodak and his brother-in-law, Barry Seltzer, both
lawyers, compiled this collection of bizarre but true legal cases that
were heard in Canada, the United States, the United Kingdom, and
Australia. While their intention was to amaze and amuse, there is more
pathos than humor in the cases presented here. Rarely longer than a page
or two, they are riddled with puns and clich├ęs, and elicit more groans
than chuckles. A few are in questionable taste, while others are simply
ridiculous. Why the courts would even bother to hear some of these
ludicrous cases is just one of the questions this book fails to address.

There is a lesson to be learned from this book: stay as far away from
courts of law as possible.


Chodak, Eric., “It Takes 2 Judges to Try a Cow and Other Strange Legal Twists,” Canadian Book Review Annual Online, accessed June 19, 2024,