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Until death, or lawsuit, do us part? A French man is suing the ride-sharing company Uber for ruining his marriage. The accusation? The plaintiff claims that, once he had logged in to Uber on his wife’s phone, the app continued to provide her notifications of his pick-ups and drop-offs.  Whatever it was that his wife…

So much for the Christmas spirit. A New Jersey man is suing the owners of an apartment complex for injuries he claims he suffered because of a “recklessly, carelessly and/or negligently” discarded Christmas tree that caused him injury. Kyu Taik Chung, of New Milford, claims that he suffered “severe and permanent injuries” from the discarded…

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 his friend Peter Lindley, 60, shook his…

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…

In 2015, trial lawyers spent 128 million dollars to air 365,000 ads hawking lawsuits against drugs and medical devices. But these ads can be harmful to the public health. According to a recent report submitted to the Food and Drug Administration, at least 30 people suffered strokes, heart attacks and other serious medical problems because…

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