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'Most Interesting Man' Has 'Worst Legal Strategy'

Jonathan Goldsmith has been ordered to pay $60K

(Newser) - The "Most Interesting Man in the World" is having a rough year. First Jonathan Goldsmith learned Dos Equis would be replacing him as spokesman with a younger actor. Now the 77-year-old has been ordered to pay almost $60,000 in an ongoing lawsuit, reports My News LA . William Klein... More »

Family of Boy Killed by Gator: We're Not Suing Disney

Instead, they're focusing on 'future health of the family'

(Newser) - The parents of Lane Graves, the toddler killed by an alligator at Disney World last month, will not sue Disney, they announced in a statement released to People . "Melissa and I are broken," Matt Graves said of himself and his wife. "We will solely be focused on... More »

Deaf Woman Sues Taco Bell Over Drive-Thru Experience

She claims drive-thru employees made it hard for her to order

(Newser) - A deaf New Jersey woman who primarily communicates in sign language is suing Taco Bell, saying she found it difficult, if not impossible, to order two tacos at the fast-food chain's drive-thru window, the AP reports. Gina Cirrincione claims that on Jan. 11, she wrote her order on a... More »

Terrifying Glass Skyscraper Slide Already Facing Lawsuit

Woman says she broke her ankle riding Los Angeles' 'Skyslide'

(Newser) - Who would've thought a slide made of glass attached to the side of the tallest skyscraper on the West Coast could be dangerous? That's the claim being made in a lawsuit filed by two New Yorkers who visited Los Angeles earlier this month, My News LA reports. The... More »

Court: Family of Girl Declared Dead Can Try to Prove She's Alive

The latest in the Jahi McMath saga

(Newser) - The legal battle over whether Jahi McMath is dead or alive continues. The family of McMath, who never recovered after suffering complications from a 2013 tonsil surgery when she was 13 years old, has sued UCSF Benioff Children's Hospital Oakland and the doctor who did the surgery. The hospital... More »

Dr. Phil Sues Enquirer: I'm Not Abusive Hypocrite

McGraw and wife Robin are suing for $250M

(Newser) - "Dr. Phil" McGraw and the National Enquirer are lining up for a courtroom brawl after the television talk show host and his wife filed a $250 million lawsuit against the tabloid and its sister publications, charging that they falsely accused him of being an abusive husband and a hypocrite... More »

Trump Sues Former Campaign Aide for $10M

Sam Nunberg is accused of violating nondisclosure deal

(Newser) - In a highly unusual campaign dispute, Donald Trump is seeking $10 million in damages from his former political consultant Sam Nunberg, arguing Nunberg violated the nondisclosure agreement nearly every Trump employee is required to sign. Trump alleges Nunberg leaked confidential information to reporters. Nunberg, in court filings obtained by the... More »

Reality TV Judge to Rep Philando's Family, Sue Police

'Epidemic of African-American men being killed by police officers': former celebrity judge

(Newser) - The family of Philando Castile will be filing a civil lawsuit that will seek justice for his shooting death and also push for "systemic changes" to law enforcement to prevent violence and bias at the hands of police, Castile's mother and the attorney representing his family said at... More »

'$70K CEO' Beats His Brother in Court

Dan Price of Gravity Payments wins lawsuit filed by brother

(Newser) - The CEO who promised to pay all his employees a minimum of $70,000 per year just beat his brother in court, the Seattle Times reports. Dan Price, CEO of Seattle company Gravity Payments, was sued last year by brother Lucas , with whom he founded the credit card payment processing... More »

Inmates Are Dying of Heroin Withdrawal in Jail

Deaths that advocates say are preventable

(Newser) - In the days following her 18-year-old daughter's first arrest on heroin charges, Stephanie Moyer took solace in thinking she would be safe in jail until she got into a treatment program. But Victoria "Tori" Herr sounded disoriented on a call home three days later. She feared she was... More »

Teen Sues Snapchat for Sexually Explicit Content

He encountered Disney characters in 'too real' sex-with-a-penis situations

(Newser) - John Doe is a 14-year-old kid in Los Angeles who gets good grades, likes history and science, and uses Snapchat to communicate with friends. But on July 1, he came across a (NSFW) BuzzFeed piece via Snapchat's Discover feature headlined "23 Pictures That Are Too Real If You’... More »

In Bizarre Case, Artist Must Prove Painting Isn't His

Peter Doig says $5M lawsuit is a scam

(Newser) - A Canadian man claims he has an original painting by Peter Doig, whose works have sold for up to $26 million, per ArtNews . Doig says the painting isn't his. You'd think that would be the end the story, but no. In what the New York Times describes as... More »

Gretchen Carlson Sues Roger Ailes for Sex Harassment

And wrongful termination—she's been let go from Fox

(Newser) - Gretchen Carlson made waves last month when she voiced approval for an assault weapons ban , but that was nothing compared to the bomb she dropped Wednesday: that she's no longer employed by Fox News and she's filing a sexual harassment and wrongful termination suit against her former boss,... More »

Doctor Told Her She Couldn't Get Pregnant. She Did, Now She's Suing

Though she says she can't imagine life without her daughter

(Newser) - "She's full of life, loving, kind, sweet, everything you could ever imagine," Lori Cichewicz describes her 5-year-old daughter, Reagan, to WXYZ . But the 50-year-old from Oakland County, Mich., worries about the financial strain and other issues involved in raising a child with special needs (Reagan was born... More »

Guy Beaten in Chicken Costume Awarded $10.5M

He was piled on at high school pep rally

(Newser) - A California man whose life was forever altered by donning a chicken suit for a high school pep rally has been awarded a lot more than chicken scratch in a lawsuit against Kern High School District. Mitch Carter was a 17-year-old student at Bakersfield High School in 2010 when he... More »

Florida Man: I Invented iPhone, Apple Owes Me $10B

He says he filed patent in 1992

(Newser) - A Florida man who says Apple ripped off his design for the iPhone is willing to let the matter drop for the modest sum of $10 billion plus 1.5% of worldwide sales of the iPhone, iPod, and iPad. Thomas Ross—who filed a patent for his "Electronic Reading... More »

Driver Sues Bar After Drinking for 8 Hours, Crashing Car

Texas laws allow for drinking establishments to be held liable

(Newser) - A Texas man who went on an eight-hour drinking binge and then drove his car into a concrete wall is suing the watering hole in a Dallas suburb that served him because, as his lawyer puts it, "You don't let a customer do that." Gordon Savage is... More »

Airbnb Sues Its Hometown

Company says San Francisco rental registration ordinance is confusing, unconstitutional

(Newser) - Airbnb has filed a lawsuit alleging its First Amendment rights have been violated and that rules surrounding a new city ordinance flout federal protection for internet companies, and its target is its own hometown, the Los Angeles Times reports. The ordinance in question was passed unanimously earlier this month by... More »

Runner's Success Story Is Wild. So Is His Fight With Nike

Boris Berian hopes to raise $25K for legal fight

(Newser) - Two years ago, Boris Berian was a college dropout working at McDonald's. He now hopes to run for Team USA at the Olympics, but first he has to clear a major hurdle: a lawsuit from Nike. And he wants your help. The world champion in the indoor 800-meter is... More »

Jeep Owners Sue for Flaw That May Have Killed Star Trek Actor

Suit claims Fiat Chrysler should have done more to remedy gear shift issue

(Newser) - First came last year's hefty $105 million fine for recall lapses affecting more than 11 million vehicles. Then came the death Sunday of 27-year-old actor Anton Yelchin , whose recalled Jeep Grand Cherokee rolled and pinned him, per Jalopnik . Now Jeep Grand Cherokee owners have lobbed a class-action lawsuit against... More »

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