ENTERPRISE: Food for Tort

Food for Tort

Order a frank with everything at Law Dogs, a Van Nuys, Calif., hot dog stand, and you'll get onions, chili, cheese -- and a dollop of professional legal advice. The last comes courtesy of proprietor and practicing attorney Kim Pearman. In 1980 Pearman grew restless with the dog-eat-dog world of litigation and erected the world's first combination law office and wienerama, which offers legal help to go every Wednesday night. And while his culinary canines range in price from a $1.15 plain Plaintiff Dog to a fully dressed $1.45 Judge Dog, Pearman's jurisprudence plat du jour is free of charge.

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