NYC woman spooked by ‘Dexter’ ad sues MTA, Showtime for subway fall
A New York City woman is suing public transportation after she was startled by an advertisement for the Showtime murder series “Dexter,” causing her to take a tumble down the stairs at Grand Central Terminal.
At the time, the woman had lost track of her husband and was walking back up the stairwell, when the poster allegedly caused her trip and fall.
The image, which features a close up of “Dexter” star Michael C. Hall with cellophane covering his face was allegedly “shocking and menacing,” the lawsuit says, leading to the plaintiff’s injury and subsequent nightmares that necessitated visits with a psychiatrist.
CA Town Victimized by Plaintiffs’ Attorney who has Filed More than 3,000 Americans with Disabilities Act Lawsuits
As we previously detailed here, here, and here, an obscure California law has allowed some opportunistic plaintiffs’ lawyers to turn the Americans with Disabilities Act (ADA) into a weapon targeting small businesses.
Now, we have learned that an entire California town has become the target of such abuse.
The Manteca Bulletin in Manteca, CA reports that “more than three dozen businesses in Manteca had been served with ADA lawsuits,” including two restaurants — the Barnwood Restaurant and Main Street Inn — that are being forced to close their doors as a result of the lawsuits.
In a previous story, the Bulletin reported that “Scott Johnson, the Carmichael lawyer behind the Manteca ADA lawsuits, has filed more than 3,000 such lawsuits.”
Man sues British Airways after booking mistake sends him to Grenada instead of Granada
An American man is suing British Airways after he and his partner tried to book a flight to Granada, Spain, but instead wound up in Grenada, the Caribbean island.
Forget the fact that one is a city while the other is a country; the flying time to one destination is two hours, while the other is nine hours; and the spelling differences—Gamson has chosen to pin this mishap on the airline.
After being denied a refund for the two first-class tickets, Gamson is now seeking $34,000 in damages from British Airways.