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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…

Hot Air: Man Sues Nebraska Cornhuskers To End Balloon Release It’s safe to say that Randall Krause of Omaha is not feeling that Husker spirit. Krause has filed a lawsuit against the University of Nebraska seeking to end the school’s tradition of releasing red balloons following the football team’s first touchdown of the season. He claims…

Last month, we launched this video about two abusive lawsuits against Starbucks. In one of those cases, plaintiffs claim their Starbucks lattes contained a quarter inch of steamed milk instead of coffee. In another case, a Chicago-area woman is suing the company for putting too much ice in — you guessed it — the iced…

Last year’s Most Ridiculous Lawsuit — over the infamous “Monkey Selfies” — is still making its way through the court system. It all started when a 6-year old crested macaque named Naruto used nature photographer David Slater’s camera to take a selfie.  Slater claimed copyright of the photo, and it was published in a 2011 book called Wildlife…

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