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Starbucks feels the heat from two abusive lawsuits

Featured Story, In the News, Spotlight Stories | July 27, 2016 09:56 am

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30 years ago, McDonald’s was sued for coffee that was allegedly too hot. Apparently, coffee is still a beverage worth going to court over. Now, Starbucks, the world’s largest coffee chain, faces two possible lawsuits over how much java is in their cups. In one case, plaintiffs claim their Starbucks lattes contained a quarter inch…

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$5 Million in Damages for a Partially Deflated Basketball?

In the News | July 25, 2016 09:56 am

The “Neverflat” basketballs from Spalding retail for about $29, and are guaranteed to “stay fully inflated for at least one year.” But a New York man who claims to have watched his Neverflat basketball slowly lose air over 12 months’ time has filed a class action lawsuit — and it could mean as much as…

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Lawsuit Cycle: SoulCycle Rider Alleges Injury to Sue Trendy Indoor Cycling Outfit

In the News | July 13, 2016 09:56 am

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SoulCycle may be a trendy hit with celebrities and exercise fanatics across the country, but it’s safe to say that Carmen Farias isn’t a fan. Farias is suing SoulCycle instructor Angela Davis for “gross negligence” that led to her injuring herself during her first spin class.  She alleges that “the lack of instruction, design of…

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Lawsuit Turns $40 Printer Sale on Craigslist into $30,000 in Damages

In the News | July 13, 2016 09:56 am

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If you’ve ever sold anything on Craigslist, you know that it’s typically a quick and easy way to part with stuff you don’t want anymore. But for Doug Costello of Massachusetts it was anything but quick and easy.  Selling a $40 printer turned into a six-year long legal nightmare that saw him facing a judgement…

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Business Owner Fights Back Against Overzealous Government Prosecutors — and Wins

Featured Story, In the News, Spotlight Stories | June 23, 2016 09:56 am

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Howard Root is the CEO of Minneapolis-based medical device maker Vascular Solutions. Among the company’s products is one called the Varilase short kit, a device approved by the Food and Drug Administration (FDA) to treat varicose veins. This product also was the cause of a $25 million dollar headache for Root. That’s how much it…

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Mixed Up: How the Feds Tried to Imprison a Man Who Helped Stop the Gulf Oil Spill

Featured Story, In the News, Spotlight Stories | May 26, 2016 09:56 am

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As a BP engineer, Kurt Mix played a key role killing the Macondo Well during the Deepwater Horizon oil spill. He and a team of seasoned engineers worked tirelessly for nearly 90 days with little sleep and no time off. Today Mix is living a quiet, peaceful life with his wife in Texas. This is…

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Hot Air: Man Sues Nebraska Cornhuskers To End Balloon Release

In the News | May 19, 2016 09:56 am

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It’s safe to say that Randall Krause of Omaha is not feeling that Husker spirit. Krause has filed a lawsuit against the University of Nebraska seeking to end the school’s tradition of releasing red balloons following the football team’s first touchdown of the season. He claims the balloons falling back to earth poses a threat…

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No Soup For You!  Man Sues Restaurant That Ran Out of Soup

In the News | May 19, 2016 09:56 am

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A Texas lawyer was so disappointed when a local restaurant ran out of soup that he threatened to sue. (We’ll give you a moment to make your own Seinfeld “Soup Nazi” joke.) Dwain Downing alleges that Our Place Restaurant’s menu represents a contract with the customer that is enforceable by law.  And since he accepted…

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Cold As Ice: Woman Sues Starbucks Over Too-Icy Drinks

In the News | May 19, 2016 09:56 am

An Illinois woman is tired of being frozen out of the full amount of her icy drink by Starbucks. Stacy Pincus has filed a $5 million class action lawsuit against the coffee chain alleging they’re ripping off their customers by putting too much ice in their iced coffee. Pincus claims that paying customers receive half…

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