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Beer Titans Go to War Over 'Corn Syrup' Ad

MillerCoors lawsuit claims Bud Light ad purposefully misleads consumers

(Newser) - Medieval kings have sparked a legal battle between beer titans. MillerCoors is suing Anheuser-Busch over a "misleading," minute-long Super Bowl ad emphasizing the use of corn syrup in making both Coors Light and Miller Lite. The ad shows Bud Light's "king" visiting his fellow monarchs at... More »

Exercise-Bike Maker Hit With $150M Lawsuit

Music publishers accuse Peloton of stealing songs

(Newser) - Several music publishing groups Tuesday slapped Peloton with a $150 million lawsuit over songs used in workout videos, CNBC reports. The publishers allege that Peloton's exercise bikes, which stream the videos, used over 1,000 songs without permission—including music by Drake, Gwen Stefani, and Lady Gaga. But Peloton... More »

He Was Crushed by a Bulldozer Over 10 Pot Plants

Lawsuit now targets Pennsylvania authorities over 2018 death of Gregory Longenecker

(Newser) - The family of a Pennsylvania man killed after he fled a clearing where he was growing 10 pot plants fault state authorities for chasing him with equipment similar to "a military tank." Though his friend was arrested at the game preserve in Berks County on July 9, 2018,... More »

Insulted Congressman Sues Twitter for $250M

Rep. Devin Nunes says site is biased against conservatives

(Newser) - Republican Rep. Devin Nunes is tired of being insulted by Twitter accounts like Devin Nunes' Cow , which calls him a "lil' treasonous cowpoke," and the now-suspended Devin Nunes' Mom . In a $250 million lawsuit against the website and some of its users, including the "Cow" and "... More »

Catholic Teen Files Lawsuit Over Chickenpox

Jerome Kunkel, 18, objects to it on religious grounds

(Newser) - A Catholic high school student in Kentucky is suing for his right to avoid the chickenpox vaccine—on religious grounds, the Cincinnati Enquirer reports. Jerome Kunkel, 18, says the Northern Kentucky Health Dept. violated his religious freedom by telling unvaccinated students to stay away from Our Lady of the Sacred... More »

Loughlin, Huffman Named in $500B Lawsuit

That's with a B. As in billion

(Newser) - A California mom is suing Lori Loughlin, Felicity Huffman, and others allegedly involved in the college admissions scandal—for no less than $500 billion, the LA Times reports. Jennifer Kay Toy of Oakland alleges in her suit that conspirators kept her son, Joshua Toy, from getting into several universities: "... More »

Drama Between Musk, Tesla Whistleblower: 'Horrible Human Being'

2nd whistleblower says Tesla tried to destroy previous whistleblower Martin Tripp

(Newser) - More details are emerging about the ongoing saga between Elon Musk and a former Tesla employee. Martin Tripp, a whistleblower who aired alleged evidence of dangerous practices in Tesla's Nevada battery factory, has been accused of leaking information about the company and stealing data ; a lawsuit was filed against... More »

Woman Awarded $29M in Baby Powder Cancer Case

She said Johnson & Johnson product caused her terminal illness

(Newser) - Johnson & Johnson must pay $29 million to a woman who claimed its baby powder gave her terminal cancer, a California jury ruled Wednesday. A Superior Court jury in Oakland found the world's largest health care company mainly liable for Teresa Leavitt's mesothelioma. The verdict said that the... More »

What Bitter Legal Fight? Buzz Aldrin, Kids Drop Everything

Seems they wanted 'family harmony' before historic celebration

(Newser) - With the Apollo 11 moon landing's 50th anniversary around the corner, Buzz Aldrin and his family are making peace. The storied astronaut is dropping a lawsuit against two of his children just as they stop seeking legal guardianship of the 89-year-old Florida resident, Florida Today reports. "This was... More »

Covington Teen Sues CNN: Tweets Aren't Truth

Nicholas Sandmann wants $275M for defamation

(Newser) - Nicholas Sandmann's promised lawsuit against CNN has arrived in federal court in Kentucky. For allegedly being painted as the "face of an unruly hate mob," the Covington Catholic High School student who stood face to face with Native American activist Nathan Phillips during a January incident at... More »

Suit: He Skipped 2 Meals, Felt 'Lightheaded.' A Woman Died

Lawsuit says driver's Whole30 diet caused accident that killed Susan Matthies, 68

(Newser) - A lawsuit blames a driver and his diet for the death of a woman struck in a Safeway parking lot, saying he was lightheaded after skipping two meals when he lost control of the truck he was driving. Susan Matthies, 68, was putting groceries in her car in Dallas, Ore.... More »

Sheriff Sues Over Parkland Suspension

Scott Israel claims governor acted 'for political reasons,' wants to be reinstated

(Newser) - A sheriff suspended on accusations that he failed to prevent the 2018 school shooting in Parkland, Fla., is officially challenging Gov. Ron DeSantis' punishment. Scott Israel seeks to reclaim the post in a lawsuit, alleging DeSantis acted "for political reasons." Israel, 62, specifically claims DeSantis targeted him because... More »

Judge Crushes Stormy's Suit on Trump NDA

Adult film star had sought to nullify $130K NDA that kept her from talking about alleged Trump affair

(Newser) - The same judge who dismissed Stormy Daniels' defamation lawsuits against President Trump and his former attorney Michael Cohen has just quashed yet another one of her complaints. Per CNN , US District Judge James Otero ruled that this suit, which the adult film star brought to nullify the $130,000 non-disclosure... More »

Man Can Sue on Behalf of Fetus Girlfriend Aborted

Alabama judge allows Ryan Magers' lawsuit against clinic to proceed

(Newser) - Ryan Magers says he begged his teenage girlfriend not to have an abortion. When she did at six weeks anyway, he sued—and for possibly the first time ever, a lawsuit on behalf of an aborted fetus is being allowed to proceed through the courts, the Daily Beast reports. "... More »

Huawei Exec Strikes Back

Meng Wanzhou sues Canada, its border agency, and the RCMP

(Newser) - An executive of Chinese tech giant Huawei is suing the Canadian government, its border agency and the national police force, saying they detained, searched and interrogated her before telling her she was under arrest, the AP reports. Lawyers for Meng Wanzhou said Sunday they filed a notice of civil claim... More »

Depp Hits Ex With Huge Lawsuit

The actor claims her 'false' claims hurt his career

(Newser) - Johnny Depp is suing ex-wife Amber Heard for no less than $50 million for allegedly defaming him with domestic-abuse allegations, People reports. Calling her claims a "hoax," Depp's lawyers say she "purported to write from the perspective of 'a public figure representing domestic abuse' and... More »

Bite From 'Emotional Support' Pit Bull Brings $1.1M Suit

Girl left with permanent scarring after 2017 encounter at airport

(Newser) - A mom wants $1.1 million from Alaska Airlines and the owner of a pit bull that bit her 5-year-old's face at Portland International Airport in 2017. It was part of a spike in incidents involving emotional support animals, as reported by various airlines. Alaska Airlines was among those... More »

Professor Accused of Selling Student's Research for $1.5M

University of Missouri is suing pharmacy professor

(Newser) - The University of Missouri system is suing a pharmacy professor at its Kansas City campus over allegations he stole and sold a student's research, claiming that the school is the rightful owner of work it believes could be used to make a billion-dollar drug. The university has filed a... More »

School Pooper Says Cops Were 'Malicious, Unlawful'

Thomas Tramaglini takes issue with release of his mugshot

(Newser) - A former school superintendent who made headlines after he was charged with defecating on another high school's track has asked New Jersey's attorney general to investigate whether police acted unlawfully when they took his mugshot and released it to the media. In a letter to Attorney General Gurbir... More »

Seinfeld Returns Fire in Suit Over $1.5M Porsche

Says dealer should be held responsible if car was counterfeit

(Newser) - Jerry Seinfeld wants no part of a lawsuit accusing him of selling a counterfeit 1958 Porsche Carrera Speedster for $1.54 million. The comedian, who previously requested proof of the buyer's claim, is now suing the California dealer that sold him the classic car said to have been factory-made... More »

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