Law and the Multiverse: Animal Sidekicks

Law and the Multiverse, a blog that takes on the hypothetical legal ramifications of comic-book scenarios, is fascinating unto itself. The three-part series on Animal Sidekicks considers everything from the animal cruelty laws that might impact the Red Wolf’s pal Lobo, to Catwoman and the Penguin’s potential tort liability for animal-caused damage, and how leash laws might impact Daredevil’s seeing-eye-dog Deuce.

About Law and the Multiverse:

About the Blog

If there’s one thing comic book nerds like doing it’s over-thinking the smallest details.  Here we turn our attention to the hypothetical legal ramifications of comic book tropes, characters, and powers.  Just a few examples: Are mutants a protected class?  Who foots the bill when a hero damages property while fighting a villain?  What happens legally when a character comes back from the dead?  You’ll find the answers to all of these questions and more right here!

Law and the Multiverse has been featured in The New York Times, Mother Jones, NPR’s All Things Considered, the ABA Journal, and many other publications, radio shows, blogs, podcasts, and websites both in the US and around the world.

Our logo was created and drawn by John Leavitt.  Our portraits were created and drawn by Jen Vaughn.

About the Authors

Picture of James Daily as a SuperheroJames Daily is an attorney licensed in Missouri and a graduate of the Washington University in St. Louis School of Law (’08).  He is also registered to practice before the United States Patent and Trademark Office. By day, he works for the Stanford University Hoover Institution’s Project on Commercializing Innovation and represents clients in intellectual property matters.


Picture of Ryan Davidson as a Superhero


Ryan Davidson is an attorney licensed in Indiana and a graduate of Notre Dame Law School (’09). He practices in Fort Wayne, mostly in insurance law.





On this blog we discuss fictional scenarios; nothing on this blog is legal advice.  No attorney-client relationship is created by reading the blog or writing comments, even if the authors write back.  The authors speak only for themselves, and nothing on this blog is to be considered the opinions or views of the authors’ employers.

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