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9/11 Lawsuit Filed Against 'Duplicitous' Saudis

Complaint represents families, estates of 800 or so victims

(Newser) - A lawsuit representing the families and estates of about 800 victims of 9/11 has been filed in Manhattan federal court, with the Saudi Arabian government in its sights, WPIX and NBC News report. Of the 19 plane hijackers that day, 15 were Saudi nationals, and three of those reportedly had... More »

Subway Sues Broadcaster for $210M Over Chicken Story

CBC stands by accusation that chain's product is half soy

(Newser) - Subway and the CBC are continuing their game of chicken, and neither side looks to be swerving. The latest in the fast-food drama: The restaurant chain says it will file a lawsuit against the broadcaster for a story that claims Subway's chicken isn't 100% chicken , but halfway made... More »

Iowa Sues Over 'Drinkable Sunscreen'

Osmosis claims its product is equivalent to SPF 30

(Newser) - The state of Iowa thinks a company's claim that people can protect themselves by drinking sunscreen is a bunch of hooey. In a consumer fraud lawsuit filed in Polk County District Court, Attorney General Tom Miller argues that Colorado-based company Osmosis has been selling what it claims is the... More »

Judge Denies Fart Lawsuit Supplied by Pork Roll Employee

Lawsuit claimed employee was fired for farting too much

(Newser) - A lawsuit filed by a woman in defense of her farting husband was full of beans, according to a judge, who tossed the suit earlier this year. Louann Clem filed the lawsuit after her husband was fired from the Case Pork Roll Co. in New Jersey, allegedly for farting too... More »

ABC, Reporter Head to Trial Over 'Pink Slime'

Diane Sawyer off the hook in Beef Products' defamation claim

(Newser) - Diane Sawyer escapes repercussions, but accusations against ABC News and reporter Jim Avila stand after a South Dakota state judge cleared the way to trial for a Beef Products lawsuit against the network for calling its meat product "pink slime." The Wall Street Journal and Reuters report that... More »

Malfunctioning Robot Killed Woman at Work: Lawsuit

Wrongful death suit filed over accident that killed Wanda Holbrook

(Newser) - A malfunctioning robot fatally crushed a woman's head as she adjusted machinery at her job, according to a wrongful death lawsuit filed in federal court by her husband. Wanda Holbrook, a maintenance technician for Michigan's Ventra Ionia, which does work related to trailer hitches, was inspecting machinery on... More »

Teen Forced to Have Sex With 1K Men Sues Philly Motel

Says hotel, employees turned a blind eye to sex trafficking

(Newser) - From the outside, Philadelphia's Roosevelt Inn may look any other motel. It's actually the city's "epicenter of human trafficking," according to prosecutors. In a lawsuit filed Friday, a 17-year-old girl details how she was "sold into sexual slavery" at the 107-room motel in 2013,... More »

13-Year-Old Sues Cop Over Off-Duty Gunshot

Teens, LAPD's Kevin Ferguson got in after-school melee

(Newser) - A 13-year-old is suing a Los Angeles police officer who fired a gun during an off-duty altercation with teens in Anaheim last month. In his lawsuit, Christian Dorscht says officer Kevin Ferguson "became irate" when teens walked across his property on their way home from school on Feb. 21,... More »

DC Bar Owners Sue Trump Over 'Unfair Competition'

They want him to close his new hotel or divest

(Newser) - Is it fair for local bars and restaurants in Washington, DC, to have to compete with a restaurant owned by the president of the United States in a building he leases from the federal government? Diane Gross and Khalid Pitts, owners of the Cork Wine Bar, think not, and they'... More »

He Donated $40M. Now His Ex Wants Some of It Back

Janet Foisie says hubby hid funds from her in Switzerland during divorce

(Newser) - Robert Foisie has donated $63 million to Massachusetts' Worcester Polytechnic Institute over the years, making him the largest donor in its history, per the Worchester Business Journal . His ex-wife, however, says some of that money should instead be in her pockets. In a lawsuit, Janet Foisie explains she and Robert... More »

Man Who Says He's Sick of Being Honked at Files Suit

Ohio's Garrick Krlich says city workers have honked at his home for decade to harass him

(Newser) - Friends driving by your house and honking a friendly hello: cool. City and county officials and employees honking for almost 10 years as they drive by to get back at you for placing a bid on a house: not so cool. Per Courthouse News Service , that's the claim of... More »

More Silicon Valley Sexism Accusations—This Time, Tesla

Employee files harassment suit against company on tail of complaints against Uber

(Newser) - Is it something leaking out from under the hood? First Uber was hit with sexism and harassment allegations ; now Tesla is under the microscope. But the difference between AJ Vandermeyden, who's just lodged a lawsuit against Elon Musk's electric-car giant for "pervasive harassment," and Susan Fowler,... More »

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 »

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