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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 »

'Adult Frat House Culture' Pervades Zillow: Lawsuit

Suit accuses company of harassment

(Newser) - Sexual harassment is rampant at Zillow, alleges a former employee in a lawsuit, pointing to an "adult frat house culture" at the online real-estate firm. The suit, which accuses the company of harassment, wrongful termination, and retaliation, was brought by former sales consultant Rachel Kremer, the Recorder reports. It... More »

Woman's Lawsuit: Cosby Molested Me When I Was 15

Judy Huth claims actor-comedian assaulted her at Playboy Mansion

(Newser) - More bad news for Bill Cosby: A 55-year-old woman is suing him for allegedly molesting her in a bedroom at the Playboy Mansion when she was just 15 years old, TMZ reports. The lawsuit, filed in LA County Superior Court, says Judy Huth and a friend met Cosby at an... More »

Ex-Radio Star in Sex Assault Case Drops $55M Suit

Jian Ghomeshi to pay CBC's $18K in legal costs

(Newser) - Former radio host Jian Ghomeshi has dropped a $55 million lawsuit against his former bosses at the CBC, opting instead to pursue concerns over his firing via his union, the Globe and Mail reports. Ghomeshi will pay the CBC's legal costs of $18,000, the Toronto Star reports. The... More »

'Angry Mistress' Sends Millionaire's Wife Nasty Tweet

Katherine Nelson claims she had affair with high-flying philanthropist

(Newser) - A woman who claims she was a millionaire's mistress has slapped him with a lawsuit and sent his wife a nasty little tweet, the New York Post reports via CNBC . Katherine Nelson (described by the Post as "blonde" and "pillow-lipped") is suing 72-year-old Robert Rosenkranz, a... More »

Texas' Next Governor: I'm Suing Obama

Greg Abbott isn't happy about the president's immigration action

(Newser) - The governor-elect of Texas plans to do something he's done thirty times before: sue President Obama's administration. This time, it's over Obama's executive action that could grant working papers to nearly five million illegal immigrants. "We think we have standing better than any other state... More »

House GOP Sues Obama Over ObamaCare

Next up is opposition to immigration changes

(Newser) - As Republicans plot strategy on how to oppose President Obama's immigration changes, they're moving ahead with a plan to go after another signature policy: ObamaCare. House Republicans today filed their expected lawsuit against the White House, arguing that the president overstepped his authority on certain parts of the... More »

Suit: App Makers Ditched Partner— at Parents' Request

Former fraternity brothers wrangle over Yik Yak

(Newser) - A year ago, three fraternity brothers released a social app called Yik Yak, which has gone on to nab some $85 million in venture capital. But one of the Furman University guys, Douglas Warstler, isn't seeing that money after the other two pushed him out, according to a lawsuit.... More »

Woman's Dogs Kill Beagle, She Sues Beagle's Owners

Emerald White says she was injured when she tried to break up dogfight

(Newser) - Last month, Emerald White's four pit bulls got into a neighbor's yard and killed that Texas family's 10-year-old beagle. "Everyone was telling me to sue her, but I decided not to because it won't bring Bailey back," says Steve Baker, the beagle's owner.... More »

Parents Must Pay Tuition for Estranged Daughter, 21

Michael Ricci, Maura McGarvey are appealing NJ judge's decision

(Newser) - New Jersey's Caitlyn Ricci appeared to take inspiration from Rachel Canning when she sued her parents for college tuition earlier this year—but Ricci won. The 21-year-old hasn't spoken to her divorced parents, Michael Ricci and Maura McGarvey, since February 2013, when she moved out of her mother'... More »

Hellmann’s Sues: 'Just Mayo' Isn't Even Mayo

It doesn't contain eggs, is false advertising, company says

(Newser) - Mayonnaise has standards, as its many and rabid devotees will tell you, and Hellmann's is going to bat for those standards: Set in its legal crosshairs is a product called Just Mayo, which, contends Hellmann's parent company Unilever, is not mayonnaise at all. Problem? Just Mayo—in an... More »

Ex-SEAL Sues Lawyers Over bin Laden Book

Matt Bissonnette: Ex-lawyers gave me bad advice

(Newser) - Matt Bissonnette, the former Navy SEAL who wrote a book about the raid that killed Osama bin Laden, is suing his former lawyers for malpractice, saying they gave him bad advice that tarnished his reputation, cost him his security clearance and caused him to surrender much of the book's... More »

Kleenex Maker Sued for Claiming Gowns Protected Against Ebola

Tested Kimberly-Clark surgical gowns had 'catastrophic failures,' lawsuit alleges

(Newser) - A $500 million lawsuit filed in federal court Wednesday against Kimberly-Clark Corp. alleges the company falsely claimed its surgical gowns protected against Ebola and other infectious diseases. The suit says that the company knew for at least a year that its Microcool Breathable High Performance Surgical Gown had failed industry... More »

Girl Wins $500K From Denny's Over Hot Coffee

But 5-year-old will need lifelong medical care, parents say

(Newser) - The hot-coffee (and cider ) lawsuits keep rolling in. In the latest case, parents sued a Denny's location in Angola, New York, after their one-year-old daughter was burned by coffee. The now-5-year-old girl's case has been settled for at least $500,000. Parents Jose Adames and Sally Irizarry... More »

Goodfellas Actor: Simpsons Owes Me $250M

Frank Sivero sues Fox over Springfield Mafia character

(Newser) - The actor best known for playing mobster Frankie Carbone in Goodfellas says The Simpsons modeled a minor character on him—but Fox can settle accounts for a mere $250 million. A lawsuit from Frank Sivero alleges that Simpsons writers were living next door to him in 1989, when he was... More »

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