Source: Sherman Publications

Sponge law

November 07, 2012

Cub Scout Pack 126 of Clarkston Elementary learned about the court system with a mock civil trial, complete with judge, attorneys, and courthouse.

The officials stayed after hours, Nov. 7, to present the case, with the scouts serving as jury. Todd Kaluzny, usually a defense attorney, represented Spongebob Squarepants in a civil case against the aquatic clothier Fishpants Depot. The sea sponge, represented by an inflated facsimile, bought some pants there but they were round and didn't fit, so he wanted a refund.

Carmen DeFranco, off-duty prosecutor, represented the company, arguing Squarepants altered the pants and thus wasn't entitled to a refund.

The young jurors found in favor of the plaintiff.

The scouts, with Den Leader Kelly Jackson, were also taken on a tour of the courthouse.