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Students Sue College Over Vaginal Exams

Women say Valencia College retaliated when they complained about ultrasounds

(Newser) - Medical students sometimes perform procedures on fellow students in a practice known as "peer physical examination." But as the Orlando Sentinel notes, groups such as the US National Library of Medicine say clearer guidelines are needed. This lawsuit might speed things along: Two medical diagnostic students have sued... More »

Man Sues Over 'Unreasonably Dangerous' McNugget

Zebadiah Anderson said it landed him in the ER

(Newser) - "The Subject Chicken McNugget constituted an unreasonably dangerous product when put to use for which it was intended." So read court documents filed yesterday by Zebadiah Anderson in relation to a nugget he consumed at a Chicago McDonald's in May 2013. The Cook County resident claims that... More »

Al Sharpton's Daughter Sues NYC for $5M

Dominique Sharpton says she suffered severe injuries in fall

(Newser) - Al Sharpton's daughter is suing New York City for $5 million after apparently taking a spill and suffering severe injuries—a story the New York Post is reporting with some glee. "Shakedown artist Al Sharpton's eldest child wants $5 million from city taxpayers," the paper says,... More »

$250K Awarded to Family of Senior Mired in Ear Maggots

Doctors discovered 57 of them in Alzheimer patient's ear; she died 4 months later

(Newser) - When Catherine McCann started pulling on her ear at the Lutheran Home in September 2012, it seemed apparent something was wrong with the elderly Alzheimer's patient, who was unable to speak or care for herself. What was ailing the nonagenarian turned out to be more horrifying than her family... More »

Yahoo Sues Alleged Leaker for Talking to Author

Firm says Cecile Lal was 'eager' to help with book on CEO's rise

(Newser) - Yahoo doesn't like it when you spill its secrets: An ex-staffer accused of leaking information to an author chronicling Marissa Mayer's leadership is the target of a lawsuit from the company, reports the San Francisco Chronicle . According to the lawsuit, Cecile Lal, a former senior director of product... More »

Court Rebuffs Suit by Parents Told Their Daughter Was Dead

Maria and Jose Guerra believed bad news for horrible 6 days

(Newser) - So law enforcement officers mistakenly informed Maria and Jose Guerra that their daughter was dead—and the grieving parents believed that misinformation for a grueling six days. Is that reason to sue? The Arizona couple did sue the Department of Public Safety for negligence, only to have the state's... More »

Cop Burned by Free Starbucks Coffee Wants $50K

He says spill caused emotional distress, Crohn's flare-up

(Newser) - A police officer's free cup of coffee could cost Starbucks $50,000 if Matthew Kohr wins his lawsuit. The officer in Raleigh, NC, is suing the coffee chain, alleging that when the lid popped off his cup of coffee in 2012, the cup collapsed on itself and he suffered... More »

Sorority Sues Ex-Member Who Leaked Secret Handshake

Online post detailed Phi Sigma Sigma's private rituals

(Newser) - To the sisters of the Phi Sigma Sigma sorority, the group's secret handshake and knock are "sacred"—so sacred, it seems, that to reveal them is to risk a lawsuit. That's what happened to a former member of the sorority who listed that information, as well... More »

LA Sues Illegal 'Fee Machine' Wells Fargo

Employees used unlawful tactics to boost sales: lawsuit

(Newser) - The city of Los Angeles is suing Wells Fargo, claiming the California-based bank pushed employees to engage "in unfair, unlawful, and fraudulent conduct" to hit sales quotas. The suit notes bank employees opened unauthorized accounts for customers, failed to close them when asked, and applied phony fees that hurt... More »

Lawyer: Fired Popeyes Manager Seeking $5.5M

Marissa Holcomb deserves damages for robbery aftermath, attorney says

(Newser) - Marissa Holcomb did get her job back after Popeyes fired her for not reimbursing the fast-food restaurant for cash taken during a robbery, but that's not all the pregnant employee may get. She's seeking $5.5 million in damages for emotional distress, per a letter attorney Marc Bozeman... More »

Casino Won't Pay Up $41M After Jackpot Error

Court rules against 87-year-old who got an errant bonus ticket

(Newser) - When an 87-year-old Illinois grandmother bet a quarter in an Iowa slot machine in 2011, she thought she'd hit it big. The screen said: "The reels have rolled your way! Bonus Award - $41797550.16." Pauline McKee and her daughter summoned casino employees to collect what they... More »

In Epic Document, 'Floridian-American' Calls Court a 'Hoe'

'F*ck this court ' and 'I AM justice' are just 2 gems in Tamah Jada Clark's complaint

(Newser) - When the very first thing you see under the date, header, and plaintiffs'/defendants' names on complaint papers is an underlined "To F--- This Court and Everything that it Stands For" mission statement, you know it's probably going to be a wild read. That's how Tamah Jada... More »

Mila Kunis, Ashton Kutcher Respond to Chicken Lawsuit

Needless to say, Kunis denies stealing Ukrainian girl's chicken

(Newser) - Today in the Bizarre Lawsuit Dept.: A Ukrainian woman is suing Mila Kunis for allegedly stealing a chicken 25 years ago. Kristina Karo says Kunis made off with her pet, "Doggie," when they were both young girls in Ukraine, People reports. Karo's small-claims suit further explains that... More »

Teacher Sues School Over 'Gunman' Who 'Killed' Her

Linda McLean suffered PTSD after the surprise 'active shooter' drill

(Newser) - Teacher Linda McLean says she hasn't been able to work since the terrifying Friday two years ago when a man wearing goggles burst into her classroom, pointed a pistol in her face, pulled the trigger, and told her, "You're dead." But she wasn't shot: The... More »

Detroit Goes After Wrong Church for $170K Electric Bill

City turned off water at Bishop Daryl Harris' house, too

(Newser) - Detroit has had ongoing money issues , but the city may have been overzealous in trying to fill its coffers. Officials issued a mea culpa to Bishop Daryl Harris and his Total Life Christian Ministries church after slapping it with a lawsuit for a $170,000 electric bill, the Detroit ... More »

Mischa Barton Sues Her Mom

Claims that mom was, shall we say, not the best manager

(Newser) - It sounds like something that might have happened on The OC: Mischa Barton is suing her mother, claiming the greedy "momager" withheld the actress's earnings, among other things. According to the Hollywood Reporter , Barton, 29, says mom Nuala Barton "had absolutely no experience or training" and simply... More »

Dad: Cops Tased Me as I Tried to Save Son in Fire

Parents sue after boy, 3, died as dad was put in holding cell

(Newser) - As his Missouri home burned, Ryan Miller tried desperately to go back inside and rescue his 3-year-old stepson, Riley Rieser. But police Tasered Miller repeatedly, preventing him from returning inside, and Riley died, according to a lawsuit Ryan and Catherine Miller have now filed over the 2013 incident. Police officers... More »

Workers: McDonald's Told Us to Put Mustard on Burns

Condiments replaced first-aid kits, safety complaints say

(Newser) - Instead of being offered burn cream, McDonald's workers who suffered severe burns on the job were asked if they wanted mustard or ketchup on that, according to recently filed safety complaints. In some of the 28 safety complaints filed in 19 states over the last couple of weeks with... More »

ACLU Suit: Spill Killer-Drone Details, Mr. President

Complaint says administration has been stonewalling about 'kill list' since 2013

(Newser) - In October 2013, the ACLU filed a FOIA request to find out more about the US counterterrorism drone program, the Guardian reports. Since then, the Obama administration has fought "tooth-and-nail" against releasing documents and "failed to follow through on … commitments to openness," the ACLU said today... More »

'Blurred Lines' Lawyer Has Long Been a Disrupter

But this case may be Richard Busch's 'most satisfying'

(Newser) - A jury has found that Robin Thicke's inescapable song "Blurred Lines" borrowed a little too heavily from Marvin Gaye —and that ruling may owe a lot to lawyer Richard Busch, who represented Gaye's family, the New York Times reports in a profile of the man who... More »

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