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As with any Election, some voters were distraught with the results on November 8th. One voter, however, decided to take his displeasure to the courts, filing a $1 billion lawsuit against President-elect Donald Trump, claiming Trump’s campaign caused him “severe emotional distress.” The Independent reports that Louis Tafuto, a “registered Republican” from Warwick, New York,…

Paul Newton Jr, a Mississippi attorney, filed a suit against Popeyes Louisiana Kitchen after he claims to have choked on a piece of chicken when the fast-food restaurant failed to provide him a knife in the drive-thru. Newton has recently decided not to pursue the matter citing “extreme comments” directed at his family. Read the…

$5 Million in Damages for a Partially Deflated Basketball? The “Neverflat” basketballs from Spalding retail for about $29, and are guaranteed to “stay fully inflated for at least one year.” But a New York man who claims to have watched his Neverflat basketball slowly lose air over 12 months’ time has filed a class action…

Not Just a Case of the Mondays: Parisian Man Sues Employer Over Boring Job A Parisian man who claims his job made him suffer from crushing boredom is now sticking that company with a big, not-boring lawsuit. Frederic Desnard claims that the dull job caused him to suffer a “bore out” that led to other…

40 years of asbestos lawsuits have bankrupted almost 100 companies, costing tens of thousands of jobs. It’s the longest running mass tort in history. Former Washington State attorney general Rob McKenna says Congress created trust funds to help asbestos victims: “Bankruptcy trust funds were set up to create a smoother, and frankly less burdensome, process…

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