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Usually when people regret drinking a beer, it’s because they’ve had a little too much to drink. But three cheers for some trial lawyers who created an all-new way for you to regret knocking back a brewski. Thanks to a class action lawsuit that was just settled in the U.S. District Court in Miami, anyone…

Like the Avengers teaming up to fight the Universe’s greatest threats — district attorneys in four separate California counties recently teamed up to fight what they apparently saw as a threat to their citizens:  The packaging on Olay skin-care products? That’s right: After a three-year investigation by these California prosecutors, Procter & Gamble Co. agreed to…

In an 8-1 decision, the U.S. Supreme Court has delivered a victory for the rights of private citizens and businesses by striking down “a raisin price-support program that dates back to the New Deal, ruling it unconstitutionally requires growers to surrender their crop to the government for future sale,” reports the Wall Street Journal. The…

In the wake of the 2010 Deepwater Horizon oil spill, BP agreed to a settlement to resolve claims of private economic loss, and estimates that it may cost as much as $10.3 billion dollars. It’s one of the largest legal settlements in history, and some say BP agreed to it with the best of intentions,…

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…

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