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Google Lawsuit Just Made Uber's Lousy Month Even Worse

Complaint says ex-Google engineer Anthony Levandowski stole proprietary secrets

(Newser) - Uber hasn't had a good week . Actually, Uber hasn't had a good month . But the bad news isn't over yet: The ride-sharing company is being sued by Waymo, the self-driving car unit of Google parent Alphabet, over accusations that an ex-manager of Google's autonomous car project... More »

Burger King Cook Fired Over 75 Cents Worth of Food Wins Suit

Usha Ram thought manager said it was OK

(Newser) - Usha Ram, who immigrated to Canada from Fiji in 1987 and speaks only basic English, had worked as a cook for Burger King for 24 years when she asked at the end of a shift in 2013 whether she could take a meal home for free because she'd forgotten... More »

Howard Stern, IRS Sued for Broadcasting Conversation

Woman says tax talk was heard by 1.2M listeners

(Newser) - Taxpayers who call the IRS for advice should have a reasonable expectation that their call will not be broadcast on Howard Stern's radio show, according to a lawsuit filed in Massachusetts this week. In the lawsuit, Judith Barrigas says she called the IRS to discuss a private tax matter... More »

Executive Hired to Fix 'Boy's Club' Sues for Discrimination

Tannen Campbell says Magic Leap has 'macho bullying atmosphere'

(Newser) - An augmented reality startup is being sued for sex discrimination by the very female executive it hired to make it less of a "boy's club," the Guardian reports. When Tannen Campbell was hired by Magic Leap in 2015, the Florida company had no women in leadership roles... More »

Walmart Sued for Allegedly Selling Craft Beer That Isn't

Chain is collaborating with Trouble Brewing, which doesn't exist

(Newser) - Sensing the way the beer winds were blowing, Walmart started selling its own line of craft beers early last year, the Washington Post reports. Now the retail giant is being accused of selling fake craft beers in order to trick customers into paying more in a lawsuit that calls Walmart'... More »

2nd Lawsuit Filed Over $325K Wedding That Never Happened

Yikes

(Newser) - The full, crazy story, or at least one side of it, behind a $125,000 engagement ring lawsuit has been revealed. In November, Bradley Moss sued his former fiancee, Amy Bzura, for the return of said engagement ring after their planned October nuptials did not come to pass, though no... More »

Clinic Falsely Told Dozens They Had Alzheimer's, Suit Says

Patients sold their belongings, quit their jobs. One killed himself

(Newser) - More than 50 people are suing a now-closed clinic's former director and its owner, saying they were told they had Alzheimer's or another form of dementia. Most now know it's not true, while a few are awaiting confirmation. Some say they spent months undergoing treatment while planning... More »

Spinal Tap Creators Hope Lawsuit 'Goes to 11'

3 other creators of mockumentary join in lawsuit

(Newser) - Spinal Tap is getting back together ... over a lawsuit. Christopher Guest, Michael McKean, and Rob Reiner have joined Harry Shearer in his lawsuit against entertainment group Vivendi, which acquired the rights to This Is Spinal Tap in 1989, the Guardian reports. The four men created the rock mockumentary together; Reiner... More »

Woman Falls From Fake Donkey, Sues for Real Cash

Kimberly Bonn wants $15K from El Jalisco in Tallahassee

(Newser) - A woman who climbed atop a life-size donkey statue at a Mexican restaurant in Florida is suing said restaurant after she says she fell and broke her back. Kimberly Bonn says she mounted the donkey for a photo during a visit to El Jalisco Southwood in Tallahassee on Aug. 31,... More »

Beyonce Sued Over 'Formation'

Song included a sample from rapper, his sister says permission wasn't given

(Newser) - Beyonce sampled New Orleans bounce rapper Messy Mya in her wildly popular "Formation," and now, a year after the song was released, Mya's sister is suing, TMZ reports. Angel Barre says that Beyonce did not get permission to use the "voice, performance, and words" of her... More »

Melania's 'Once in a Lifetime' Chance Marred by Mail: Suit

First lady says article alleging she was an escort hurt her chance to make millions

(Newser) - Melania Trump isn't just miffed at the Daily Mail for making her look bad with its phony story of her being an escort in the past—she's upset the paper cost her "multi-million dollar business relationships" during a "multi-year term" in which she'd be "... More »

Trump Loses $5.8M Golf Club Lawsuit

Judge rules Trump National Golf Club violated members' contracts

(Newser) - Eric Trump said his father had taken the National Jupiter Golf Club in Florida and "made it great again," Bloomberg reports. On Wednesday, that golf club was ordered to pay more than $5 million to 65 former members whose contracts it violated after now-President Trump purchased it in... More »

A Travel Ban, a CNN Producer, a Lawsuit

(Newser) - A Trump administration official has called the president's travel ban a "massive success," but a CNN employee may beg to differ. Per the Atlanta Journal-Constitution , Mohammed Tawfeeq—an Iraqi national and permanent legal US resident who's an editor and producer for the news network—was held... More »

Lawsuit: Depp Spent $3M on a Cannon for Writer's Ashes

He also blew $30K a month on wine, former managers say

(Newser) - Johnny Depp spent more than $3 million on a cannon to blast Hunter S. Thompson's ashes over Aspen, Colo., spent $30,000 a month on expensive wines, and apparently just wasted much of the rest of his income, according to a lawsuit filed by his former managers. The lawsuit,... More »

Transgender Teen Sued by Mom Fights Back

Claims parents abused her before she cut ties, transitioned

(Newser) - The transgender teen sued by her own mom in Minnesota says there's a good reason her mother was never notified of her transition from male to female. The 17-year-old, identified as JDK, alleges in court documents that her parents struggled with substance abuse when she was growing up, leaving... More »

Lawsuit Filed Over Unhatched Hatchimals

California mom sues Spin Master on behalf of 'millions'

(Newser) - Hatchimals, the hottest toys of the holiday season, laid an egg with many expectant kids Christmas morning when their furry hatchlings refused to come out of their shells. Now the manufacturer, Spin Master, is facing a class-action lawsuit from a California mom who alleges her child's egg was a... More »

Dad Sues Energy Drink Maker Over Death of Son, 19

Dustin Hood quaffed more than 3 cans of 'Mega Monster Energy' in 24 hours: suit

(Newser) - The father of a 19-year-old who died in 2015 after drinking Monster Energy drink is now suing its manufacturer, TMZ reports. Dustin Hood suffered a cardiac arrhythmia on the basketball court and died at the hospital shortly after. He's believed to have imbibed three large, 24-ounce cans of the... More »

Maker of OxyContin Sued by Drug-Addled City

Complaint filed by Everett, Wash., says Purdue Pharma valued profits over people

(Newser) - What does a city do when its citizens are wracked with opioid addiction? Sue the maker of one of the most well-known brands is the route Everett is taking, the Los Angeles Times reports. The Washington city of 100,000 north of Seattle filed a complaint Thursday against Purdue Pharma,... More »

Jailed Hastert to Accuser: I Want My $1.7M Back

Ex-speaker files countersuit to man's demand for rest of 'hush money'

(Newser) - Dennis Hastert has had seven months behind bars to figure out his next move, and he's just made a big one. The former US speaker of the House is not only asking a judge to spurn a breach-of-contract complaint filed against him by a man who says Hastert sexually... More »

US' Top Loan Servicer Hit With Suits Alleging Cheating

Complaints against Navient could reach damages in billions

(Newser) - Nearly 25% of those who've borrowed money for school deal with Navient, the nation's largest servicer of both private and federal loans, and now two lawsuits against the company claim those 12 million or so borrowers have been cheated, the New York Times reports. Damages sought by the... More »

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