Mal Reynolds is a plain-dealing sort, who just wants to get the job done and get paid — but in Joss Whedon's Firefly, people always make it harder than it needs to be. Mal's many tribulations make Firefly a great study in contract law, as a new article over at The Legal Geeks illustrate. They go through a few episodes of the show, and explain how "each episode has different themes on issues of formation, breach or remedies." Also, gunfights are an important part of the legal process. [The Legal Geeks]