Lawsuits in the News
A Missouri court has reinstated a previously-dismissed lawsuit that accuses the Kansas City Royals mascot of tossing a hot dog that hit him in the face, leading to eye surgery. A court threw out the case in 2011, ruling that the hot dog was part of the inherent risks of attending a baseball game.
After a segment on the Jay Leno show made a joke about a flight attendant sneaking a pet rat onto a plane in her underwear, the flight attendant is suing, saying she is a pariah in her community. The plaintiff’s husband is also suing, claiming their love life is suffering.
A woman who spilled coffee on herself at a self-service area of a Texas store is suing the establishment for failing to warn her about how hot the coffee was. The store says the plaintiff’s injuries were caused by her own negligence.
A Chinese man reportedly sued his wife over their ugly children after finding out she had cosmetic surgery before they met. And a judge has agreed, ordering her to pay $120,000.
A federal judge has refused to approve a class action settlement that would have given the lawyers nearly $1 million in fees while requiring class members to waive any right to class-wide damages. The judge originally approved the deal, but changed his mind after hearing objections from Ted Frank’s Center for Class Action Fairness.