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Deceived by jelly beans, woman files lawsuit against Jelly Belly

In the News | June 5, 2017 09:56 am

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Expecting to enjoy the delicious treats that former President Ronald Reagan loved so much, a woman has filed a lawsuit against the Jelly Belly company after she accidentally consumed the company’s Sport Beans product. Sport Beans are an exercise supplement produced by Jelly Belly, advertised as containing “electrolytes and vitamins.” But California resident Jessica Gomez says…

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OMG: Man sues date for texting during movie

In the News | June 5, 2017 09:56 am

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“Bad first date” stories are very common — but what about stories about first dates that end in a lawsuit? Brendan Vezmar of Austin, Tx., sued a woman who joined him on a first date to see Guardians of the Galaxy, Vol. 2 because she was texting during the film.  The suit sought the cost…

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NBA fan sues because Warriors player inujured Spurs star

In the News | June 5, 2017 09:56 am

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Some people take sports very seriously.  But perhaps no one takes it more seriously than San Antonio Spurs fan Juan Vasquez. Vasquez was so incensed that Golden State Warriors’ center Zaza Pachulia injured the Spurs’ Kawhi Leonard in game 1 of the teams’ Western Conference Finals matchup that he’s filed a lawsuit seeking $73,000, and…

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Stemming the Tide of Hailstorm Lawsuits in Texas

Featured Story, In the News, Spotlight Stories | May 31, 2017 09:56 am

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As a lifelong Texan, Cynthia Leal has lived through a lot of hailstorms, but she’ll not soon forget the storm of 2014. The day after the storm, so-called “runners” for plaintiffs’ law firms were knocking on doors in Cynthia’s neighborhood. These “runners” are a type of door to door salesman for plaintiffs firms, recruiting homeowners…

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Most Ridiculous Lawsuits of 2017: Episode 2

Featured Story, In the News, Spotlight Stories | May 22, 2017 09:56 am

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15 Year Old Sues Mom for Confiscating his Phone It’s not uncommon for a concerned mother to take certain steps to ensure her child buckles down on schoolwork. That may include taking away television privileges, grounding the kid from going out with friends on the weekend or, these days, confiscating a smartphone. But that latter…

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Lawsuits Cost West Virginia

Featured Story, In the News, Spotlight Stories | April 24, 2017 09:56 am

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As a West Virginia state legislator, Kayla Kessinger is no stranger to the debate surrounding the state’s business and lawsuit climate. “In order to bring jobs into this state, we have to make West Virginia more competitive,” Kessinger told Faces of Lawsuit Abuse. “And one of the biggest areas where we’re lacking is in tort reform….

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Most Ridiculous Lawsuits of 2017: Episode 1

Featured Story, In the News, Spotlight Stories | April 5, 2017 09:56 am

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“Negligent Handshake” Leads to Lawsuit Between Lawyers Call it, perhaps, a handshake disagreement. Two Florida lawyers are meeting in court because of a handshake that one of the attorneys claims left him in “severe pain.” It may sound silly.  But George H. Vallario, Jr., 76, claims that the suit is no joke.  Vallario contends that…

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Massachusetts Man Files Class Action Lawsuit over ‘Fake Butter’

In the News, Uncategorized, Your Stories | April 5, 2017 09:56 am

If a restaurant provided you with so-called “fake butter” on your bagel after you ordered real butter — would you simply ask for new bagel, or would you file a costly lawsuit? That’s the very choice that faced Jan Polanik of Worcester, MA after he ordered a bagel with real butter at Dunkin Donuts. Polanik, however,…

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Woman Sues Restaurant After Falling off Popular Donkey Statue

In the News, Spotlight Stories, Your Stories | April 5, 2017 09:56 am

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The donkey statue at El Jalisco restaurant in Tallahassee, Florida is a popular feature for patrons at the Mexican restaurant. It’s so popular, in fact, that patrons have organized a “For the Donkey” Facebook campaign to save the popular statute after one local woman sued the restaurant after she hopped up on the statue and…

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