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A California woman seems to want to have her gluten-free lo mein and eat it, too. Anna Marie Phillips is attempting to file a class action against the popular Asian-American restaurant chain P.F. Chang’s for charging more for items on a gluten-free menu — a practice that Phillips claims is a discriminatory violation of the…

Could a dog’s bark be louder than thunder, and nearly akin to the decibel level of a military jet taking off? That’s the claim made in a 36-page, $500,000 lawsuit filed by a Seattle man, Woodrow Thompson, against his neighbor, who claim’s the bark of the neighbor’s dog, Cawper, caused “profound emotional distress.” While a noisy neighborhood can…

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…

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