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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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Most Ridiculous Lawsuits of 2016: Episode 3

Featured Story, In the News, Spotlight Stories | November 15, 2016 09:56 am

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$5 Million in Damages for a Partially Deflated Basketball? 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…

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Most Ridiculous Lawsuits of 2016: Europe Edition

Featured Story, In the News, Spotlight Stories | October 20, 2016 09:56 am

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

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Deterring Fraud in the Longest-Running Mass Tort in History

Featured Story, In the News, Spotlight Stories | September 19, 2016 09:56 am

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40 years of asbestos lawsuits have bankrupted almost 100 companies, costing tens of thousands of jobs. It’s the longest running mass tort in history. Former Washington State attorney general Rob McKenna says Congress created trust funds to help asbestos victims: “Bankruptcy trust funds were set up to create a smoother, and frankly less burdensome, process…

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Most Ridiculous Lawsuits of 2016: Episode 2

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

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Hot Air: Man Sues Nebraska Cornhuskers To End Balloon Release 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…

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Federal Judge Puts Another Ridiculous Starbucks Lawsuit On Ice

In the News | August 24, 2016 09:56 am

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Last month, we launched this video about two abusive lawsuits against Starbucks. In one of those cases, plaintiffs claim their Starbucks lattes contained a quarter inch of steamed milk instead of coffee. In another case, a Chicago-area woman is suing the company for putting too much ice in — you guessed it — the iced…

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Monkey Business Coming to Ninth Circuit, Courtesy of PETA

In the News | August 17, 2016 09:56 am

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Last year’s Most Ridiculous Lawsuit — over the infamous “Monkey Selfies” — is still making its way through the court system. It all started when a 6-year old crested macaque named Naruto used nature photographer David Slater’s camera to take a selfie.  Slater claimed copyright of the photo, and it was published in a 2011 book called Wildlife…

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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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