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Mom and Son Sue over SAT Typo that Gave Students Extra Test Time

In the News | April 25, 2016 09:56 am

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Students take the SAT in hopes of going to college and getting a good education, but some New Jersey students are getting a first-hand lesson in the ins and outs of the legal system – all due to a simple typo. In this case the plaintiffs’ lawyers are the ones looking for a high score…

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Court Tosses Lawsuit over Lip Balm Left in Tube

In the News | April 25, 2016 09:56 am

The Ninth Circuit Court of Appeals has put the cap on a class action lawsuit against Fresh Inc. over the lip balm leftover in the bottom of the tube. The plaintiffs’ lawyers alleged that Fresh is hoodwinking consumers into thinking there is additional product in the tube, when the twist-up mechanism of the lip balm…

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Woman walks into a ladder while ‘engrossed’ in her cellphone; jury awards her $161,000

In the News | April 14, 2016 09:56 am

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They say that walking under a ladder will bring a person bad luck. Apparently, walking into that same ladder while texting will bring you a pot of gold … or, $161,000, to be exact. That’s what happened for DeToya Moody. Photos from a surveillance video show a worker replacing the letters on a bank sign…

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Most Ridiculous Lawsuits of 2016: Episode 1

Featured Story, In the News, Spotlight Stories | March 11, 2016 09:56 am

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MasterCard Blasts ‘Baseless’ Lawsuit Over Its ‘Stand Up To Cancer’ Fundraising Promotion We guess it’s true that no good deed goes unpunished. “Baseless” and “disappointing” is how a spokesperson for MasterCard labels a class action against the company over its “Stand Up To Cancer” charity fundraising promotion. The lawsuit, filed by a New Jersey man…

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Prison Inmate Sues Powerball Winners, Claiming He Chipped In for Ticket

In the News | March 7, 2016 09:56 am

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A man imprisoned for allegedly using email to scam people out of their credit card numbers is suing a Tennessee family for half of their $1.6 billion Powerball lottery jackpot.  He claims to have chipped in for the ticket. Jonathan Lee Riches — also known as Jihadi Schitz — says he is owed his share…

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Woman Threatens Lawsuit for Lifetime Supply of Kit Kat Bars after Buying Pack Missing the Wafers

In the News | March 7, 2016 09:56 am

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A law student at King’s College London is threatening to sue Kit Kat manufacturer Nestle after an 8-pack of the chocolate and wafer snacks she purchased did not contain any wafers. Saima Ahmad, 20, threatened the potential legal action in a strongly-worded letter to Nestle demanding a lifetime supply of Kit Kat bars as compensation…

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Right-handed HR Manager Breaks Left Wrist, Sues for £4.2 Million

In the News | March 7, 2016 09:56 am

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If you were asked to come up with a list of professionals whose careers were dependent on their hands, you might start that list with people like construction workers, or musicians, or artists.  HR Managers, however, probably wouldn’t be high on that list. But not if you ask Carmen Mazo, who recently sued a West…

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What Happened in 1991, The Year the TCPA Was Passed?

In the News, Spotlight Stories | January 26, 2016 09:56 am

Only a few weeks into 2016, the year so far has been a fast ride. The stock market has plunged. The campaign trail rhetoric is now blazing hot, with the presidential primary season only weeks away. There have been several high-profile celebrity deaths, and nearly a third of the country’s population has been blasted by…

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Family business facing more than 100 lawsuits teeters on the brink

Featured Story, Spotlight Stories | January 21, 2016 09:56 am

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In the last five years, Monroe Rubber and Gasket — a family business in Monroe, Louisiana — has been sued in more than 100 asbestos suits by over 2000 plaintiffs. More than a decade ago, the business ordered a material containing encapsulated asbestos…In the last five years, Monroe Rubber and Gasket — a family business in Monroe, Louisiana — has been sued in more than 100 asbestos suits by over 2000 plaintiffs. More than a decade ago, the business ordered a material containing encapsulated asbestos…

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