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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….

“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…

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…

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…

Too much ice in an iced coffee? Illegal monkey selfie? Legal action over a typo? Yup, it’s that time of year again. ILR has officially released the Top Ten Most Ridiculous Lawsuits of 2016 and, as expected, these cases don’t disappoint. The Top Ten Most Ridiculous Lawsuits of 2016 were chosen from the year’s ten…

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