Friday, November 28, 2008

Bennie and the bets

(The warning on the Bernakke voodoo doll will state 'sticking pins will result in the destruction of your children's standard of living.' - AM)

By Gregory Viscusi and Heather Smith
Nov. 28 (Bloomberg) -- French President Nicolas Sarkozy voodoo dolls can still be sold by a publisher as long as they come with a warning that sticking pins in the toy is an affront to his dignity, a Paris court ruled today.

The court rejected Sarkozy’s appeal to block the sale of the dolls. It awarded him 1 euro ($1.27) and required the warning labels be added to the packaging in conspicuous block lettering. Sarkozy’s lawyer said the ruling wasn’t a defeat.

The appeals court said the warning on the dolls’ packaging must be printed in black on a red background.

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