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Higher education can be stressful.  But is that a reason to sue your school? That’s exactly what one nursing student at Misericordia University in Pennsylvania is doing after twice failing a required course. According to the Associated Press, this student says “anxiety and depression made it difficult for her to concentrate” and that her “professor…

Would it surprise you that the government can legally take half a farmer’s crop without any compensation? No, we aren’t talking about the Soviet-era government. We’re talking about the modern-day U.S. Federal Government. The law is called the Raisin Marketing Order, and it was created during the Great Depression in an attempt to guarantee stable…

Imagine the situation: Your child is invited to a birthday party, but then has a chance to spend a getaway with grandma and grandpa. … and then you’re threatened with a lawsuit because your child didn’t attend the party. Sound ridiculous? Unfortunately, it’s exactly what happened to Derek and Tanya Walsh, of Cornwall, UK. That’s…

Some called it the “Fight of the Century” — undefeated Floyd Mayweather against eight-division world champion Manny Pacquiao.  After years of anticipation, fan fervor was at a fever pitch, with some fans reportedly paying as much as $350,000 per ticket to watch the May 2nd match live at the MGM Grand Arena in Las Vegas….

One Virginia teenager has taken her efforts from the volleyball court to the court of law — with her family filing a lawsuit against the Chesapeake Region Volleyball Association after she claims it “blocked” her from playing with another team, reports CBS News. “In November, the 10th grader tried out for several clubs and received a number…

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