Lawsuits in the News
A New York suit is seeking “legal personhood” for chimpanzees, believed to be the first habeas petition filed on behalf of an animal.
A lawsuit claiming a man slipped on a banana peel in an elevator was dismissed when video evidence showed the man dropped the peel himself. The plaintiff actually looked at the camera three times before proceeding with his performance. He is now facing second-degree fraud charges.
A California man is so unhappy with Apple’s new iOS 7 operating system that he is suing the company and its CEO. The user wants Apple to remove it from his devices and pay him $50.
Rick Springfield is being sued by a concertgoer who claims, nine years ago, the rocker fell off a chair and struck her with his buttocks, leaving her with injuries. The plaintiff did not ask for medical help and even ran to catch the shuttle bus later that night.
A lawsuit accuses a high school of negligence after a freshman student was injured in gym class. The suit says the student collided with another while playing a game called Town Ball.