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Gambler Sues, Says He Lost $500,000 Playing ‘Blackout’ Drunk

Featured Story, In the News, Spotlight Stories | July 11, 2014 09:56 am

“Sin City” is chock full of stories of gamblers who lost big — and partiers who had a little too much to drink. One man, however, thinks he shouldn’t have to pay for his gambling losses because he was so drunk, and is suing a Las Vegas casino to recoup his losses. The Associated Press…

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Baseball Fan Caught Sleeping on Camera, Sues ESPN for $10 Million

Uncategorized | July 10, 2014 09:56 am

A man has filed a $10 million lawsuit against ESPN and its announces for ” defamation and intentional infliction of emotional distress, contending he was mocked while caught sleeping in his seat during a national telecast at Yankee Stadium.” Andrew Robert Rector says in court documents he “napped” during a Boston Red Sox-New York Yankees game…

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NYC woman spooked by ‘Dexter’ ad sues MTA, Showtime for subway fall

In the News | July 1, 2014 09:56 am

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A New York City woman is suing public transportation after she was startled by an advertisement for the Showtime murder series “Dexter,” causing her to take a tumble down the stairs at Grand Central Terminal. At the time, the woman had lost track of her husband and was walking back up the stairwell, when the…

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Man sues British Airways after booking mistake sends him to Grenada instead of Granada

In the News | July 1, 2014 09:56 am

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An American man is suing British Airways after he and his partner tried to book a flight to Granada, Spain, but instead wound up in Grenada, the Caribbean island. Forget the fact that one is a city while the other is a country; the flying time to one destination is two hours, while the other…

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Oregon Home Builder Pushes Back Against Patent Troll

Featured Story, Spotlight Stories | June 30, 2014 09:56 am

Building today’s high-tech homes takes increasing skill, but beneath the new gadgets and fancy finishes, the fundamentals haven’t changed in generations. But one technique, used for decades, is now the subject of a wave of lawsuits experts say could impact the entire construction industry. Justin Wood is an Oregon contractor who’s now being threatened with a lawsuit…

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2014 Most Ridiculous Lawsuits: Episode #4

Featured Story | June 26, 2014 09:56 am

NY man sues for more money than exists on planet Earth. The New York Post reports that, “A Manhattan man has sued the city, NYC Transit, Au Bon Pain Store, two local hospitals, Kmart” and a dog owner – for two undecillion dollars. The man reportedly filed the lawsuit, which was hand-scribbled, in Manhattan federal court seeking…

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CA Town Victimized by Plaintiffs’ Attorney who has Filed More than 3,000 Americans with Disabilities Act Lawsuits

In the News | June 17, 2014 09:56 am

Manteca, CA faces over two dozen ADA cases

As we previously detailed here, here, and here, an obscure California law has allowed some opportunistic plaintiffs’ lawyers to turn the Americans with Disabilities Act (ADA) into a weapon targeting small businesses. Now, we have learned that an entire California town has become the target of such abuse. The Manteca Bulletin in Manteca, CA reports that “more than three dozen…

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Making a Federal Case Out of Three Small Fish?

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

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Why are federal prosecutors using the Sarbanes-Oxley law, a corporate governance law passed in the wake of the Enron scandal, to target a Florida fisherman over three missing fish? It’s certainly a question that Florida fisherman John Yates would have liked answered before he faced a potential 20 years in jail as a result of…

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NY Man Sues for More Money than Exists on Planet Earth

In the News | June 4, 2014 09:56 am

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The New York Post reports that, “A Manhattan man has sued the city, NYC Transit, Au Bon Pain Store, two local hospitals, Kmart” and a dog owner – for two undecillion dollars. The man reportedly filed the lawsuit, which was hand-scribbled, in Manhattan federal court seeking more money than even exists on the planet. The…

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