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Woman walks into a ladder while ‘engrossed’ in her cellphone; jury awards her $161,000

Featured Story, In the News, Spotlight Stories | March 1, 2017 09:56 am

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They say that walking under a ladder will bring a person bad luck. Apparently, walking into that same ladder while texting will bring you a pot of gold … or, $161,000, to be exact. That’s what happened for DeToya Moody. Photos from a surveillance video show a worker replacing the letters on a bank sign…

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Faces of Lawsuit Abuse Wins Two National Awards

In the News | February 27, 2017 09:56 am

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We are pleased to announce that the Faces of Lawsuit Abuse national public awareness campaign has been recognized with two awards from the 2017 Goldies Award competition: “Golden Eagle Award” for Video Pre-Roll Ad Excellent in Public Affairs “Silver Eagle Award” for Social Media/Digital Ad Excellence in Public Affairs The Goldies Award competition is peer-judged,…

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“Your Uber Lawsuit is Arriving Now”: Man Sues Uber for Ruining His Marriage

In the News | February 17, 2017 09:56 am

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Until death, or lawsuit, do us part? A French man is suing the ride-sharing company Uber for ruining his marriage. The accusation? The plaintiff claims that, once he had logged in to Uber on his wife’s phone, the app continued to provide her notifications of his pick-ups and drop-offs.  Whatever it was that his wife…

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New Jersey Man Sues Over Christmas Tree “Negligence”

In the News | February 17, 2017 09:56 am

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So much for the Christmas spirit. A New Jersey man is suing the owners of an apartment complex for injuries he claims he suffered because of a “recklessly, carelessly and/or negligently” discarded Christmas tree that caused him injury. Kyu Taik Chung, of New Milford, claims that he suffered “severe and permanent injuries” from the discarded…

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“Negligent Handshake” Leads to Lawsuit Between Lawyers

In the News | February 17, 2017 09:56 am

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Call it, perhaps, a handshake disagreement. Two Florida lawyers are meeting in court because of a handshake that one of the attorneys claims left him in “severe pain.” It may sound silly.  But George H. Vallario, Jr., 76, claims that the suit is no joke.  Vallario contends that his friend Peter Lindley, 60, shook his…

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Top Ten Most Ridiculous Lawsuits of 2016

Featured Story, In the News, Spotlight Stories | December 16, 2016 09:56 am

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Too much ice in an iced coffee? Illegal monkey selfie? Legal action over a typo? Yup, it’s that time of year again. ILR has officially released the Top Ten Most Ridiculous Lawsuits of 2016 and, as expected, these cases don’t disappoint. The Top Ten Most Ridiculous Lawsuits of 2016 were chosen from the year’s ten…

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Are TV Ads for Drug Lawsuits Bad for your Health?

Featured Story, In the News, Spotlight Stories | December 2, 2016 09:56 am

In 2015, trial lawyers spent 128 million dollars to air 365,000 ads hawking lawsuits against drugs and medical devices. But these ads can be harmful to the public health. According to a recent report submitted to the Food and Drug Administration, at least 30 people suffered strokes, heart attacks and other serious medical problems because…

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NY Voter Files $1 Billion Against Donald Trump, Claiming ‘Severe Emotional Distress’ over Campaign

In the News | November 30, 2016 09:56 am

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As with any Election, some voters were distraught with the results on November 8th. One voter, however, decided to take his displeasure to the courts, filing a $1 billion lawsuit against President-elect Donald Trump, claiming Trump’s campaign caused him “severe emotional distress.” The Independent reports that Louis Tafuto, a “registered Republican” from Warwick, New York,…

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Mississippi Attorney Sues Popeyes for Choking on Piece of Chicken

In the News | November 30, 2016 09:56 am

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Paul Newton Jr, a Mississippi attorney, filed a suit against Popeyes Louisiana Kitchen after he claims to have choked on a piece of chicken when the fast-food restaurant failed to provide him a knife in the drive-thru. Newton has recently decided not to pursue the matter citing “extreme comments” directed at his family. Read the…

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