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Fan Gets “Butt” End In Rick Springfield Personal Injury Lawsuit

In the News | February 27, 2015 09:56 am

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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 during a 2004 concert, resulting in Springfield’s buttocks striking Calcagno…

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Supreme Court Wasn’t Hooked by Feds’ Arguments in Yates Too-Small Fish Case

In the News | February 25, 2015 09:56 am

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The Supreme Court let commercial fisherman John Yates off the hook today when it ruled that fish don’t count as “tangible objects” under the Sarbanes-Oxley Act. Yates initially faced up to 20 years in prison for each of the three fish he possessed before throwing them back into the ocean. If the idea that he…

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A Gluten-Free Lawsuit So Ridiculous the Gluten-Free Community Rejects It

In the News | February 25, 2015 09:56 am

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A California woman seems to want to have her gluten-free lo mein and eat it, too. Anna Marie Phillips is attempting to file a class action against the popular Asian-American restaurant chain P.F. Chang’s for charging more for items on a gluten-free menu — a practice that Phillips claims is a discriminatory violation of the…

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Bite Over Bark: Frivolous Lawsuit Costs Neighbor $500K

In the News, Uncategorized | February 13, 2015 09:56 am

Bite Over Bark: Frivolous Lawsuit Costs Neighbor $500K

Could a dog’s bark be louder than thunder, and nearly akin to the decibel level of a military jet taking off? That’s the claim made in a 36-page, $500,000 lawsuit filed by a Seattle man, Woodrow Thompson, against his neighbor, who claim’s the bark of the neighbor’s dog, Cawper, caused “profound emotional distress.” While a noisy neighborhood can…

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Vote: February’s Most Ridiculous Lawsuit

In the News | February 9, 2015 09:56 am

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With Valentine’s Day approaching, February is typically a time for romance, but this month’s ridiculous lawsuits have us asking, “Where’s the love?” Here are this month’s “Most Ridiculous Lawsuit” nominees: A class action against Whole Foods and Wegman’s—which includes the suit’s lawyer as a named plaintiff—claims the grocery stores’ “half-baked” advertising is a possible health…

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Most Ridiculous Lawsuits of 2015: Episode 1

Featured Story, Spotlight Stories | February 7, 2015 09:56 am

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Featured in this episode: 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…

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Customers File Half-Baked Lawsuit Against Whole Foods

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

Customers File Half-Baked Lawsuit Against Whole Foods

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 “are either pre-baked…

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$7.8 Million for Attorneys, Free Massages for Plaintiffs?

In the News | January 28, 2015 09:56 am

$7.8 Million for Attorneys, Free Massages for Plaintiffs?

The nationwide massage chain, Massage Envy, is being targeted by a class action lawsuit estimated at $117 million. What’s the rub? Well, the lawsuit itself for starters. Massage Envy customers sign a contract, which “states that when a member cancels or stops paying, all outstanding prepaid massages are ‘summarily and irreversibly forfeited’.” Gail Hahn filed her lawsuit in California…

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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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