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With Valentine’s Day approaching, February is typically a time for romance, but this month’s ridiculous lawsuits have us asking, “Where’s the love?” Here are this month’s “Most Ridiculous Lawsuit” nominees: A class action against Whole Foods and Wegman’s—which includes the suit’s lawyer as a named plaintiff—claims the grocery stores’ “half-baked” advertising is a possible health…

Featured in this episode: Mexican fast-food chain Rubio’s sends employment-related, non-marketing text messages to its employees. When one of the restaurant’s former employees’ cell phone was lost, however, the number was “repossessed” and ascribed to a new user. The company was under the impression that it was texting an employee — but that didn’t stop the number’s…

Lawsuits have been filed against grocery chains Whole Foods and Wegman’s, claiming false advertising at the grocery stores known for offering healthier and organic options for customers. The lawsuits take issue with signs at the stores that read “Store Baked” or “Made in House”.  The lawsuits allege that bread and bakery products “are either pre-baked…

The nationwide massage chain, Massage Envy, is being targeted by a class action lawsuit estimated at $117 million. What’s the rub? Well, the lawsuit itself for starters. Massage Envy customers sign a contract, which “states that when a member cancels or stops paying, all outstanding prepaid massages are ‘summarily and irreversibly forfeited’.” Gail Hahn filed her lawsuit in California…

The fact that Terry Hendrix is incarcerated in a Colorado correctional facility apparently hasn’t dampened his enthusiasm for the Dallas Cowboys. It also hasn’t prevented him from filing an $88 billion lawsuit against National Football League officials for an overturned call in the Cowboy’s recent playoff loss to the Green Bay Packers. That’s right — he’s…

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