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Sat Aug 1, 2020, 01:37 PM

9. Can you cash a check written on a cow?

Can you cash a check written on a cow?
by admin 25.10.2013 2012/09

This photo recreates the famous case.

This story was written by UK barrister A. P. Herbert and is found in his book "More Misleading Cases in the Common Law". It details a courtís legal decision on whether a man, angry at having to pay a disputed tax bill, can pay his tax bill by using a cow as a check.


The case of the negotiable cow is a satirical story that first appeared in the UK humor magazine Punch in the early 1900s. In 1930, it was first published in book form.

Nothing in it is true.

However, because of their realistic style, many of Mr. Herbertís stories have been thought to be true.

More: https://www.deceptology.com/2012-09/can-you-cash-check-written-on-cow.html

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