A French judge ruled that five Michael Jackson fans who said they were distraught over his death be paid a total of one euro in “emotional damages” by the entertainer’s doctor, who was convicted of involuntary manslaughter in 2011. One euro damages are common in France, where they’re called “symbolical euro”. It means “we acknowledge your case was legally valid and you were right but we still think you shouldn’t bother the courts with it”.
The comedy film My Cousin Vinny is often praised by lawyers due to its accurate depiction of courtroom procedure, something very rare in films which portray trials. It is even used as a textbook example by law professors to demonstrate voir dire and cross examination.