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U.S. Supreme Court Sides with Raisin Farmers in Horne v. Department of Agriculture

In the News, Spotlight Stories | June 23, 2015 09:56 am

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In an 8-1 decision, the U.S. Supreme Court has delivered a victory for the rights of private citizens and businesses by striking down “a raisin price-support program that dates back to the New Deal, ruling it unconstitutionally requires growers to surrender their crop to the government for future sale,” reports the Wall Street Journal. The…

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Legal Battle Over Questionable Oil Spill Claims Just Getting Started

Featured Story | June 22, 2015 09:56 am

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In the wake of the 2010 Deepwater Horizon oil spill, BP agreed to a settlement to resolve claims of private economic loss, and estimates that it may cost as much as $10.3 billion dollars. It’s one of the largest legal settlements in history, and some say BP agreed to it with the best of intentions,…

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‘Hot Coffee’ Redux: NC Jury Tosses Ridiculous Spilled Coffee Lawsuit Against Starbucks

In the News | June 3, 2015 09:56 am

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A North Carolina jury has tossed a lawsuit brought against Starbucks by a Raleigh cop who spilled hot coffee in his lap three years ago. If that story sounds somewhat familiar to you, it should. A similar “hot coffee” lawsuit against McDonald’s back in 1994 became a poster child for ridiculous litigation. In that infamous ridiculous lawsuit, the…

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Nursing Student Sues University After Twice Failing Required Course

In the News | May 26, 2015 09:56 am

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Higher education can be stressful.  But is that a reason to sue your school? That’s exactly what one nursing student at Misericordia University in Pennsylvania is doing after twice failing a required course. According to the Associated Press, this student says “anxiety and depression made it difficult for her to concentrate” and that her “professor…

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‘Raisin Order’ At Heart of Supreme Court Case Over Government Overreach

Featured Story, Uncategorized | May 19, 2015 09:56 am

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Would it surprise you that the government can legally take half a farmer’s crop without any compensation? No, we aren’t talking about the Soviet-era government. We’re talking about the modern-day U.S. Federal Government. The law is called the Raisin Marketing Order, and it was created during the Great Depression in an attempt to guarantee stable…

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UK Family Threatened with Lawsuit After 5-Year-Old Son Misses Birthday Party

Featured Story, Spotlight Stories | May 15, 2015 09:56 am

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Imagine the situation: Your child is invited to a birthday party, but then has a chance to spend a getaway with grandma and grandpa. … and then you’re threatened with a lawsuit because your child didn’t attend the party. Sound ridiculous? Unfortunately, it’s exactly what happened to Derek and Tanya Walsh, of Cornwall, UK. That’s…

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Could Flurry of Lawsuit Blows KO Boxer Manny Pacquiao? 

In the News | May 14, 2015 09:56 am

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Some called it the “Fight of the Century” — undefeated Floyd Mayweather against eight-division world champion Manny Pacquiao.  After years of anticipation, fan fervor was at a fever pitch, with some fans reportedly paying as much as $350,000 per ticket to watch the May 2nd match live at the MGM Grand Arena in Las Vegas….

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“Playing Time” Lawsuit Served Up by Teen Volleyball Player’s Family

In the News | May 4, 2015 09:56 am

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One Virginia teenager has taken her efforts from the volleyball court to the court of law — with her family filing a lawsuit against the Chesapeake Region Volleyball Association after she claims it “blocked” her from playing with another team, reports CBS News. “In November, the 10th grader tried out for several clubs and received a number…

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Women Sustain “Scratches” in NYC Explosion, File $40 Million Lawsuit

Uncategorized | April 28, 2015 09:56 am

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A gas explosion that leveled a building in New York City’s East Village killed two people and left 22 other people injured. As local resident Jeremiah Moss told the New York Post, people “lost their lives, lost their homes, their families, their pets, all of their belongings. People who aren’t going to be able to…

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