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Medical Device Maker Spends $25 Million Fighting Federal Charges — 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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Cheers! UK Woman Hauled Before Court Over Missing Sip of Beer

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

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What’s one sip of beer worth to you?  Well, one sip almost cost a North Yorkshire, UK, bar owner £5,000 and her professional reputation. Michelle Craggs and her husband Neville took over the Fleece Inn about three years ago.  Last July, officials from the government’s trading standards department visited the pub for an inspection. After…

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Not Just a Case of the Mondays: Parisian Man Sues Employer Over Boring Job

Uncategorized | May 19, 2016 09:56 am

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A Parisian man who claims his job made him suffer from crushing boredom is now sticking that company with a big, not-boring lawsuit. Frederic Desnard claims that the dull job caused him to suffer a “bore out” that led to other significant health problems, including clinical depression, and a car accident linked to an epileptic…

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Mom and Son Sue over SAT Typo that Gave Students Extra Test Time

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

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Students take the SAT in hopes of going to college and getting a good education, but some New Jersey students are getting a first-hand lesson in the ins and outs of the legal system – all due to a simple typo. In this case the plaintiffs’ lawyers are the ones looking for a high score…

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Court Tosses Lawsuit over Lip Balm Left in Tube

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

The Ninth Circuit Court of Appeals has put the cap on a class action lawsuit against Fresh Inc. over the lip balm leftover in the bottom of the tube. The plaintiffs’ lawyers alleged that Fresh is hoodwinking consumers into thinking there is additional product in the tube, when the twist-up mechanism of the lip balm…

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