Wednesday, January 09, 2008

Uh? Two Sides Of The Same Coin?

I'm not quite sure just what to make of these two stories:

Drug dealer wins partial victory in unique tax case
Woman wins lawsuit against drug dealer

So ... on one hand, monies that the government confiscates in a drug case don't qualify as a legitimate business expense, the failure to report the income from criminal activity is not subject to CRA penalties. The mind boggles.

On the other hand, we have a young woman whose drug habit nearly killed her winning a lawsuit against the dealer who sold her the drugs in the first place. This makes a little bit more sense, but strikes me as a little bit of "no honor amongst thieves" as well. (Does this mean that the local wino can sue the liquor store that sold the wine to him when his liver finally gives out?)

I think I'll go find a quiet corner for a few hours - the world's gone mad.

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