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Jahi McMath Suit Tells Brutal Tale of Surgery Gone Wrong

Mother was pushed to donate McMath's organs while she prayed

(Newser) - As Jahi McMath , declared brain-dead in 2013, remains hooked up to machines in New Jersey, her family is filing suit against the Oakland hospital where her surgery for sleep apnea went terribly wrong, the San Jose Mercury News reports. The suit against UCSF Benioff Children's Hospital Oakland and surgeon... More »

Woman Sues Herself for Causing Fatal Crash

Barbara Bagley thinks Barbara Bagley should be held accountable

(Newser) - This part makes sense: A woman in Utah named Barbara Bagley is suing the driver who caused a car crash that killed her husband. This part is screwy: Bagley herself is that same driver. As the Salt Lake Tribune explains, Bagley is playing dual roles here in the bizarre lawsuit—... More »

Suit: LA Fitness Won't Let Me Pray in Locker Room

'I felt afraid for my life,' says Mohamed Fall of confrontation at gym

(Newser) - When he was a star basketball player for Ohio Christian University, where he was known as "Mo Fall," Mohamed Fall prayed in the team's locker room before and after he played, per WCPO . And, as a practicing Muslim, the 28-year-old says he's been following the same... More »

Babies Switched at Birth in 1994 Awarded $2M

Each girl gets $450K, families get the rest

(Newser) - The families of two girls switched at birth in 1994 have been awarded damages—though not nearly as much as they sought. Sophie Serrano's daughter was switched with another infant when both little girls were placed in an incubator at a French hospital shortly after birth. The families discovered... More »

Journey Guitarist Sues SF Over Wedding Permit Fees

Neal Schon, Michaele Salahi say they were punished for pay-per-view wedding

(Newser) - Journey guitarist Neal Schon and White House gatecrasher Michaele Salahi aired their wedding on pay-per-view , and in a new lawsuit, Schon says San Francisco charged him "outrageously high" permit fees as punishment for the PPV plan. He and his wife, now Michaele Schon, are suing both the city and... More »

Flier: TSA Locked Me Up for Asking to File Complaint

He sues over 23-hour ordeal

(Newser) - A Philadelphia man suing the TSA says he went through a terrifying 23-hour ordeal—just because he asked to file a complaint. Roger Vanderklok, a 58-year-old architect, says he was on his way to run a half-marathon in Miami in January 2013 when TSA agents at Philadelphia International Airport interrogated... More »

Should Parents of Infected Kids Sue Anti-Vaxxers?

That's what one researcher suggests

(Newser) - It's been suggested that the anti-vaccination movement can be slowed down or halted through tougher laws and/or peer pressure —but what would happen if parents of kids who get infected from someone who isn't immunized sued the disease-spreader? A paper published in the Cornell Journal of Law ... More »

Marisa Tomei’s Parents in Feud With Sean Lennon

They file $10M lawsuit over tree

(Newser) - Marisa Tomei's parents and John Lennon's son are neighbors, but apparently not happy ones. Tomei's parents, Gary and Addie, have filed a $10 million lawsuit against Sean Lennon, alleging that a 60-foot-high tree in his Greenwich Village front yard has pushed through the foundation of their townhouse... More »

Man Bashed by Falling Bag Sues Southwest for $49K

Claims he suffered compressed disc on 2013 incident

(Newser) - An airline passenger who says he was injured when a suitcase fell on him as a passenger was trying to cram another bag into the bin over his head is suing Southwest Airlines. According to Jeffrey Reinhardt's $49,000 lawsuit, he suffered a compressed disc and tears to his... More »

Suit: Man's Penis Ruined Thanks to His Insurer

Rupert Collins sues Kaiser over 'penis erosion'

(Newser) - As far as lawsuits go, this line contained in one filed by Rupert Collins against his insurer has to rank among the most horrifying: "Rupert's penis and urethra is permanently eroded away." Courthouse News Service has the graphic details on Collins' suit, which he filed Dec. 30... More »

Mom Suing Target for Son's Suicide

Store's 'walk of shame' made Graham Gentles suicidal: lawsuit

(Newser) - A Target employee leapt to his death last summer after being taken on an alleged "walk of shame" through the store—and his mom is suing the company, NBC Los Angeles reports. The suit claims that Graham Gentles, 22, was stopped by security and police when he showed up... More »

Paris Mayor: 'We're Suing Fox News'

Anne Hidalgo says city was 'insulted' by network's Muslim 'no-go zone' report

(Newser) - The City of Lights is not taking Fox News' erroneous reports of supposed Muslim "no-go zones" in England and France lightly: Paris Mayor Anne Hidalgo told CNN's Christiane Amanpour that the city will be bringing a lawsuit against the network. "When we're insulted … then I... More »

Member of Darren Wilson Grand Jury Wants to Talk

'Grand Juror Doe' sues St. Louis prosecutor

(Newser) - Those wondering what exactly happened behind the scenes of the grand jury that declined to indict Officer Darren Wilson in the shooting death of Michael Brown may finally get to hear the inside scoop. A member of that jury, identified as "Grand Juror Doe" in court documents, filed a... More »

Woman Switches Seats on Plane, Spends 3 Days in Jail

Jean Mamakos says flight attendants overreacted

(Newser) - A 68-year-old woman is suing United Airlines for $5 million because, she says, she spent three days in jail simply because she switched seats on a plane. Jean Mamakos of New York had changed planes in Seattle en route to Alaska, and after the doors closed for takeoff, she attempted... More »

Mom Files $30M Suit Against Police for Not Arresting Son

Kathi Fedden says son Peter should've gotten a DWI earlier the night he died

(Newser) - Peter Fedden was picked up by police the night of July 30, 2013, after drunkenly plowing his car through a fence, across a couple of lawns, and into the side of a house in Commack, NY. It's at this point that Fedden's mom, Kathi Fedden, thinks police should... More »

Sandy Hook Families Sue Bushmaster

Claim gunmaker knew massacre risks, marketed 'weapon of choice' anyway

(Newser) - Two years ago yesterday, Adam Lanza walked into Sandy Hook Elementary School and fired 154 bullets in less than five minutes, killing 20 small children and six educators. Today, the families of nine of the victims, along with a wounded teacher who survived, have filed suit against the maker of... More »

Couple Wins $1M for 'Unrelenting' BofA Robocalls

Nelson and Joyce Coniglio say they got 700 calls over 4-year period

(Newser) - Nelson and Joyce Coniglio begged Bank of America to stop calling them about late loan payments, but the calls kept on coming: 700 of them over a four-year period, the Florida couple claims in a lawsuit that describes a huge mortgage-induced headache, ABC News reports. The bank was ordered by... More »

US Couple Sues Firm That Sent Them to Qatar

Freed from jail, Huangs say their race put them in danger

(Newser) - Matt and Grace Huang are finally home after a nightmare that saw them jailed in Qatar, and they're wasting no time in demanding justice from Matt's former bosses. MWH Global, which sent the couple to Qatar to help improve its infrastructure, didn't prepare or shield them from... More »

Lee Harvey Oswald's Brother Fights Sale of His Coffin

It was purchased for $87K decades after body was exhumed

(Newser) - In 1981, the body of Lee Harvey Oswald was dug up to ensure that they really were his remains in the casket, a move prompted in part by conspiracy theories over the killing of John F. Kennedy, the AP reports. They were indeed his remains—but the casket of the... More »

Suit: Pregnant Woman Fired Over Bathroom Breaks

Dawn Steckmann says she was accused of 'stealing from company'

(Newser) - When Dawn Steckmann, an employee at a cellphone chip manufacturer in Beaverton, Ore., told her supervisor she was pregnant in 2011, she says he told her not to worry about clocking out during her more-frequent bathroom breaks. But when she became pregnant again in 2013, a bladder issue that arose... More »

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