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Rubio’s Restaurants Sued for Texting Phone Number that Used to Belong to Employee

Featured Story, Spotlight Stories | July 27, 2015 09:56 am

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Ralph Rubio opened his first fish taco stand in 1983, and now he has 200 locations nationwide. When companies grow, communication with their employees can be challenging. A few years ago, Rubio’s installed a system to text employees about urgent food safety issues. And that’s when the trouble began. Rubio’s was sued for $500,000 for…

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Most Ridiculous Lawsuits of 2015: Episode 4

Featured Story, Spotlight Stories | July 21, 2015 09:56 am

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Sleepless in Houston? The cost of lawsuit abuse, and the agony that abusive lawsuits can cause, might be enough to keep some people up at night. But what about a ridiculous lawsuit that started because of lost sleep? Alleging she hasn’t had a good night’s sleep in the past 42 days, Houston attorney Kiri Martin has…

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Jenny from the “cell block”?

In the News | July 10, 2015 09:56 am

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(Source: https://instagram.com/jlo/) Jennifer Lopez is being sued for being “too sexy.” Yes, you read that correctly. An education group in Morocco is suing Lopez, claiming Lopez’s recent concert in the country “disturbed public order” with its “sexually suggestive” content. The show, at the Mawazine World Rhythms International Music Festival in Rabat, Morocco, was broadcast on a…

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Trial Lawyers Toast to Making Millions While Beer Drinkers Get $50

In the News | July 9, 2015 09:56 am

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Usually when people regret drinking a beer, it’s because they’ve had a little too much to drink. But three cheers for some trial lawyers who created an all-new way for you to regret knocking back a brewski. Thanks to a class action lawsuit that was just settled in the U.S. District Court in Miami, anyone…

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California Prosecutors Team Up to Protect Public From … Extra Packing Space?

In the News | July 8, 2015 09:56 am

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Like the Avengers teaming up to fight the Universe’s greatest threats — district attorneys in four separate California counties recently teamed up to fight what they apparently saw as a threat to their citizens:  The packaging on Olay skin-care products? That’s right: After a three-year investigation by these California prosecutors, Procter & Gamble Co. agreed to…

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

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

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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