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30 years ago, McDonald’s was sued for coffee that was allegedly too hot. Apparently, coffee is still a beverage worth going to court over. Now, Starbucks, the world’s largest coffee chain, faces two possible lawsuits over how much java is in their cups. In one case, plaintiffs claim their Starbucks lattes contained a quarter inch…

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 lawsuit — and it could mean as much as…

SoulCycle may be a trendy hit with celebrities and exercise fanatics across the country, but it’s safe to say that Carmen Farias isn’t a fan. Farias is suing SoulCycle instructor Angela Davis for “gross negligence” that led to her injuring herself during her first spin class.  She alleges that “the lack of instruction, design of…

If you’ve ever sold anything on Craigslist, you know that it’s typically a quick and easy way to part with stuff you don’t want anymore. But for Doug Costello of Massachusetts it was anything but quick and easy.  Selling a $40 printer turned into a six-year long legal nightmare that saw him facing a judgement…

Howard Root is the CEO of Minneapolis-based medical device maker Vascular Solutions. Among the company’s products is one called the Varilase short kit, a device approved by the Food and Drug Administration (FDA) to treat varicose veins. This product also was the cause of a $25 million dollar headache for Root. That’s how much it…

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