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Most Ridiculous Lawsuits of 2015: Episode 3

Featured Story, Spotlight Stories | April 15, 2015 09:56 am

Fan Gets “Butt” End In Rick Springfield Personal Injury Lawsuit No butts about it, we think might have found one of our most frivolous lawsuits yet. Vicki Calcagno of Liverpool, New York recently filed a personal injury lawsuit against 1980’s pop star Rick Springfield (of “Jessie’s Girl” fame), alleging that the rocker fell into her…

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

Featured Story, Spotlight Stories | April 1, 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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Sleepless in Houston: Attorney Sues Neighbor Over Lost Sleep

In the News | March 31, 2015 09:56 am

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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 filed suit…

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Lawsuit: Too Much Empty Space in Rx Packages

In the News | March 31, 2015 09:56 am

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The extra space in bottles of Tylenol is about to give the drug maker Johnson & Johnson a legal headache. Plaintiffs Janckell Fermin, Josefina Valdez, and Adriana Sousa have filed a class action lawsuit against Johnson & Johnson and McNeil-PPC, alleging that the Tylenol and six other acetaminophen products are packaged deceptively. They contend that…

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Lawsuits vs. Schools = Higher Costs for Families

Featured Story, Spotlight Stories | March 30, 2015 09:56 am

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“My son was injured at football practice about two weeks before the season began,” said South Carolina resident and parent Neal Kinard. “He’s an offensive lineman and he was blocking the defensive nose guard. A linebacker came rushing through the gap and hit the side of his knee and basically his knee bent the way…

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‘Raisin Order’ At Heart of Supreme Court Case Over Government Overreach

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

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Americans love raisins. So much, in fact, that during the Great Depression, the U.S. government created a program to ensure the availability of this shriveled, sun-sweetened snack. It’s called the Raisin Marketing Order, and it’s still in place nearly a century later. Its innocent-sounding name, however, masks a major controversy. The order forces farmers to…

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Snowballing Lawsuits Cause Towns to Ban Sledding

Featured Story, Spotlight Stories | March 26, 2015 09:56 am

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There are few activities in our modern world that unite old and young alike. In the wintertime, it is sledding. For some, the tradition of making the downhill toboggan run is getting harder to accomplish. And yes . . . you can thank your plaintiffs’ lawyers for this: More and more municipalities are banning sledding…

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Woman Sues Herself In Wrongful Death Case

In the News | March 17, 2015 09:56 am

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It’s one thing to hold yourself responsible for the mistakes of the past. But it’s quite another to actually sue yourself for them. But that’s exactly what’s happening in Utah, where a Utah Court of Appeals has ruled that Barbara Bagley can indeed bring a wrongful death suit against herself for negligence in the death…

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Most Ridiculous Lawsuits of 2015: Episode 2

Featured Story, Spotlight Stories | March 4, 2015 09:56 am

Featured in this episode: Lawsuits have been filed against grocery chains Whole Foods and Wegman’s, claiming false advertising at the grocery stores known for offering healthier and organic options for customers. The lawsuits take issue with signs at the stores that read “Store Baked” or “Made in House”. The lawsuits allege that bread and bakery products…

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