Lawsuits in the News
Yelp reviewers are suing the company for unpaid wages, claiming that their contributions essentially make them employees. Yelp called it “a textbook example of a frivolous lawsuit.”
A high-school hockey coach is being sued by the parents of a player who was kept on the JV squad after returning to the team following an academic suspension. The parents accuse the coach, who was once named New York State Coach of the Year, of being “notoriously vindictive and unapproachable.”
When a Philadelphia trolley grazed the mirror of an oncoming bus, nine trolley passengers tried to cash in by filing lawsuits alleging injuries suffered from the accident. But what they didn’t know was that they were being watched.
A New York woman who admitted drowning her three children is suing for a part of their estate. She was found not guilty by reason of insanity, and now her attorneys claim that exempts her from a law that prevents convicts from profiting from their crimes.
New York Yankee Alex Rodriguez is suing Major League Baseball and Commissioner Bud Selig, accusing them of a “vigilante justice” for handing down a 211-game suspension for steroid use.