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Most Ridiculous Lawsuits of 2014: Episode 7

Featured Story, Spotlight Stories | October 29, 2014 09:56 am

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Woman Sues Disney for $250M, Claims Frozen Is Stolen From Her Life’s Story A woman is suing the Walt Disney Corporation for $250 million, claiming the blockbuster movie, Frozen, was actually stolen from her life story. That’s right – according to author Isabella Tanikumi, the storyline for Frozen was plucked not from the Hans Christian Andersen fairy tale,…

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Birmingham, AL Settles Lawsuit – Plaintiff Gets $1,000, His Attorneys Get $459,000

In the News | October 27, 2014 09:56 am

Birmingham, AL Lawyers Awarded $459,000

After suing the City of Birmingham for being allegedly hit and kicked by police officers after a high-speed chance, an Alabama man received a $1,000 settlement from the city. The man’s lawyers? They received a whopping $459,000, which includes “$100,000 for expenses and $359,000 in fees,” according to Reuters. Yes, you read that correctly: The alleged…

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LA Lakers ‘Showtime’ Threatened by Class Action Over Text Messages

Featured Story, Spotlight Stories | October 24, 2014 09:56 am

On their home court at the Staples Center, the Los Angeles Lakers are known for giving their fans “showtime” in the form of exciting basketball. One fan, however, wants to give back to the team in the form of a class action lawsuit. Why is he suing the Lakers? During a game, the team offered…

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Jimmy John’s Lawsuit ‘Sprouts’ Hefty Payday for Lawyers – Vouchers for ‘Victims’

In the News | October 16, 2014 09:56 am

Jimmy John's sued for sandwiches without sprouts

California resident Heather Starks really likes her alfalfa sprouts. So much, in fact, that she’s brought a national class action lawsuit against national restaurant chain Jimmy John’s “claiming that a sandwich she ordered was supposed to contain sprouts but did not.” While her lawsuit may sound ridiculous, it’s actually resulted in a hefty settlement, of…

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Lawsuit: Red Bull Doesn’t Actually ‘Give You Wings’

Uncategorized | October 16, 2014 09:56 am

Faces of Lawsuit Abuse - Red Bull Does Not Give You Wings

If you have ever had a can of the energy drink, Red Bull, and were upset to learn that the drink didn’t actually “give you wings”, as the company’s marketing slogan suggests – you are not alone. Red Bull has reportedly agreed to pay more than $13 million to settle a proposed class action lawsuit…

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Woman Sues Disney for $250M, Claims Frozen Is Stolen From Her Life’s Story

In the News | September 30, 2014 09:56 am

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A woman is suing the Walt Disney Corporation for $250 million, claiming the blockbuster movie, Frozen, was actually stolen from her life story. That’s right – according to author Isabella Tanikumi, the storyline for Frozen was plucked not from the Hans Christian Andersen fairy tale, The Snow Queen, but rather from her autobiography, Yearnings of…

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‘Distressed’ College Student Sues Ex For Failing A Class [Ridiculous Lawsuit: International Edition]

In the News | September 29, 2014 09:56 am

College student sues ex boyfriend

They say love is a battlefield, but could it also be a court battle? Roopam Plawn, a 22-year-old college student in Kamloops, British Columbia is suing Jasmeet Ahluwalia, her on-again, off-again boyfriend of less than a year, claiming their flailing relationship led her to fail one of her courses. Not only is Plawn suing for…

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Woman Reaches Into Lion’s Cage, Loses Finger, Sues Zoo

In the News | September 22, 2014 09:56 am

Michigan woman sues zoo after lion bites middle finger

One would think that “don’t pet lions” is in the same league of advice as “don’t take your toaster in the bathtub,” but for one Michigan woman, the thrill of petting a real-life lion was too much temptation. Ranae Ferguson was visiting Sunrise Side Nature Trail and Exotic Park when she decided to reach inside…

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Inmate Seeks $10 Trillion Because Prison Food Is ‘Bad’

In the News | September 22, 2014 09:56 am

Arizona prisoner has filed 5,800 lawsuits

An inmate in Arizona has filed over 5,800 lawsuits from inside of prison, targeting prison and government officials with no sign of slowing down. While his first filing was in 1986, Dale Maisano has recently moved forward with a full head of steam in 2014—filing as many as 249 lawsuits in one day alone. His…

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