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A North Carolina jury has tossed a lawsuit brought against Starbucks by a Raleigh cop who spilled hot coffee in his lap three years ago. If that story sounds somewhat familiar to you, it should. A similar “hot coffee” lawsuit against McDonald’s back in 1994 became a poster child for ridiculous litigation. In that infamous ridiculous lawsuit, the…

Higher education can be stressful.  But is that a reason to sue your school? That’s exactly what one nursing student at Misericordia University in Pennsylvania is doing after twice failing a required course. According to the Associated Press, this student says “anxiety and depression made it difficult for her to concentrate” and that her “professor…

Would it surprise you that the government can legally take half a farmer’s crop without any compensation? No, we aren’t talking about the Soviet-era government. We’re talking about the modern-day U.S. Federal Government. The law is called the Raisin Marketing Order, and it was created during the Great Depression in an attempt to guarantee stable…

Imagine the situation: Your child is invited to a birthday party, but then has a chance to spend a getaway with grandma and grandpa. … and then you’re threatened with a lawsuit because your child didn’t attend the party. Sound ridiculous? Unfortunately, it’s exactly what happened to Derek and Tanya Walsh, of Cornwall, UK. That’s…

Some called it the “Fight of the Century” — undefeated Floyd Mayweather against eight-division world champion Manny Pacquiao.  After years of anticipation, fan fervor was at a fever pitch, with some fans reportedly paying as much as $350,000 per ticket to watch the May 2nd match live at the MGM Grand Arena in Las Vegas….

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