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$88 Billion Lawsuit Filed Over “Overturned” Catch in Cowboys-Packers Playoffs Game

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

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The fact that Terry Hendrix is incarcerated in a Colorado correctional facility apparently hasn’t dampened his enthusiasm for the Dallas Cowboys. It also hasn’t prevented him from filing an $88 billion lawsuit against National Football League officials for an overturned call in the Cowboy’s recent playoff loss to the Green Bay Packers. That’s right — he’s…

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Investor’s Business Daily Highlights Our “Most Ridiculous Lawsuits of 2014″

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

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Investor’s Business Daily‘s “Capital Hill” column highlights ILR’s “Most Ridiculous Lawsuits of 2014,” noting, “in our litigious nation, frivolous and abusive lawsuits have become commonplace.” “If we had to choose a favorite,” continues the article, it would be “the case of a man who had filed a personal injury lawsuit claiming he had ‘serious, permanent…

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McFraud: Woman Uses Photos From The Internet In Attempt To Sue McDonald’s

In the News | January 6, 2015 09:56 am

McFraud: Woman Uses Photos From The Internet In Attempt To Sue McDonald’s

A picture can be worth—a thousand burns? Selena Edwards of Victorville, CA claimed that hot McDonald’s coffee spilled on her right hand, resulting in second-degree burns. However, after an investigation by state insurance officials, it was discovered that “the photos and medical documents Edwards provided to bolster her case came from the Internet.” Edwards now…

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“Made In The USA” Class Action Filed over Imported “Nets and Bolts”

In the News | January 6, 2015 09:56 am

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Lifetime Products, a California company that makes basketball hoops, has paid out more than $1.3 million in a class action lawsuit over the hoops’ “Made in the USA” label. The basis of the suit?  The company imported bolts and the net packaged with the hoop were apparently made in China. The suit was filed under…

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Mexican Restaurant Sued For Texting Phone Number That Used to Belong to Employee

In the News | January 6, 2015 09:56 am

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Mexican fast-food chain Rubio’s sends employment-related, non-marketing text messages to its employees. When one of the restaurant’s former employees’ cell phone was lost, however, the number was “repossessed” and ascribed to a new user. The company was under the impression that it was texting an employee — but that didn’t stop the number’s new owner from…

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Gibson Guitar: A Victim of the Federal Government?

Featured Story, In the News, Spotlight Stories | December 24, 2014 09:56 am

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In 2011, Gibson Guitar, an icon in American music, became the federal government’s victim. In what some have called an excessive and unwarranted raid, federal authorities descended on the Nashville manufacturer with guns drawn. “I got a call that Homeland Security was raiding our factory and at first I thought it was a joke. And it wasn’t a joke….

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The Top Ten Most Ridiculous Lawsuits of 2014

Featured Story, In the News, Spotlight Stories | December 21, 2014 09:56 am

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A plaintiff in a pending disability lawsuit being caught on video knocking over a large, historic boulder tops our list Top Ten Most Ridiculous Lawsuits of 2014. This list features the year’s ten most popular stories featured in our monthly polls. The Top Ten Most Ridiculous Lawsuits of 2014 are: Plaintiff in Pending Disability Lawsuit Topples…

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Woman Sues Disney for $250M, Claims Frozen Is Stolen From Her Life’s Story

Featured Story, In the News | December 13, 2014 09:56 am

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A woman is suing the Walt Disney Corporation for $250 million, claiming the blockbuster movie, Frozen, was actually stolen from her life story. That’s right – according to author Isabella Tanikumi, the storyline for Frozen was plucked not from the Hans Christian Andersen fairy tale, The Snow Queen, but rather from her autobiography, Yearnings of…

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Most Ridiculous Lawsuits of 2014: Episode 8

Featured Story, Spotlight Stories | December 2, 2014 09:56 am

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‘Goodfella’ Attempting To Sue Simpsons Cartoon For $250M Actor Frank Sivero seems to think that his face is worth $250 million dollars. Most recognizable for his roles in Goodfellas, The Godfather and The Godfather Part II, Sivero is claiming that a character named Louie on the long-running FOX cartoon The Simpsons is a direct infringement…

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