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Donald Trump Fires Back at NBC

Mogul calls NBC "weak" and threatens to sue

(Newser) - NBC broke up with Donald Trump today , and the money mogul is not taking it lightly. He fired back right away by calling NBC "weak" and threatening a lawsuit, Mashable reports. This after the network nixed its relationship with Trump and canceled the Miss USA pageant slated for July... More »

Family Flees Dream Home, and Its Creepy 'Watcher'

Lawsuit claims previous owners hid letter from 'the Watcher'

(Newser) - A New Jersey couple says the $1.3 million dream home they bought in Westfield a year ago came with six bedrooms, a sprawling lawn for their three kids, and a creepy stalker, who the owners say began sending threatening letters three days after they took possession. The letters, signed... More »

Company's Poop Investigation Costs It $2.2M

Georgia company was trying to figure out who pooped in its warehouse

(Newser) - It's like a modern-day Goldilocks, except instead of trying to figure out who's been sleeping in its bed, a Georgia company wanted to know who's been pooping in its warehouse. In an effort to solve its 2012 mystery, Atlas Logistics Group Retail Services—which operates warehouses that... More »

Anesthesiologist Mocked Sedated Patient, Pays Big

Tiffany Ingham's 'penis tuberculosis' comment was recorded by man's phone

(Newser) - It's not an uncommon practice in the smartphone era: recording instructions you need to recall later. A patient in Virginia says he used his phone to do just that prior to his April 18, 2013, colonoscopy—and accidentally left it recording during the whole procedure. Upon pressing play on... More »

American Apparel Shares 'Lurid Details' About Ex-CEO

Dov Charney denies accusations as defamation suits keep coming

(Newser) - American Apparel has had enough of Dov Charney "suing everyone," including his former company, and is airing some alleged dirty laundry in the hope that it'll halt the lawsuit blitz. The Los Angeles Times reports the company has filed court documents containing what it calls a "... More »

Berkeley Complex Builder Paid $6.5M in Balcony Suits

And Segue Construction has one lawsuit that's still being litigated

(Newser) - A spokesman for the Bay Area contractor that built the Berkeley apartments where a balcony collapsed Tuesday , killing six, says the company has "a very good reputation" and has "never had an incident like this before," but a series of recent lawsuits suggests otherwise, the San Francisco ... More »

Rachel Dolezal Sued School for 'Anti-White Bias'

She accused Howard University of discriminating against her

(Newser) - Rachel Dolezal isn't just a white woman who presents herself as black—she's a white woman who accused a largely black university of discriminating against her because she's a white woman. Dolezal, 37, who today stepped down as head of NAACP's Spokane chapter , sued Howard University... More »

Widow Says Pedicure Killed Her Husband

She sues salon near Chicago

(Newser) - A widow in suburban Chicago blames a nail salon for killing her husband in a pedicure-gone-wrong. A lawsuit filed in Cook County Circuit Court alleges that Darryl Carr suffered a grisly infection that led to the amputation of his left leg and, ultimately, his death, reports the Chicago Tribune . Carr'... More »

Snoop Dogg Sues Pabst: You Owe Me

Says he deserves proceeds from Colt 45 sale

(Newser) - It's Snoop Dogg vs. Pabst: The rapper sued the brewing company yesterday, claiming the beer-maker owes him a portion of its proceeds from the company's sale last year. The breach-of-contract lawsuit seeks 10% of the net sales price paid to Pabst for its Colt 45 malt beer line,... More »

Penn State Student: Here's How 'Abuse Frat' Hazed Me

James Vivenzio files lawsuit over Kappa Delta Rho hazing

(Newser) - Just last month, Penn State shut down a fraternity for three years over findings of sexual harassment and hazing. Now a former member of that frat, Kappa Delta Rho, has filed a lawsuit against the fraternity and Penn State saying he approached school officials in April 2014 about the abuse... More »

Man Hit With Reburial Fee After Floods Unearth Wife's Coffin

Richard Lee files suit against funeral home after wife's casket floats out of vault

(Newser) - Richard Lee got a disturbing call last week that was quickly followed by even more disturbing news: The coffin of his wife, Carolyn, buried in 2007, had floated to the surface after intense flooding in Houston , the Houston Chronicle reports—and to rebury her, Lee would have to pay a... More »

Guy Named 'God' Finally Settles Lawsuit

Equifax had refused to acknowledge God Gazarov

(Newser) - A New York City man whose first name is God has settled a lawsuit with a credit reporting agency that had refused to recognize his name as legitimate. Under the agreement reached in Brooklyn federal court this week, Equifax will enter God Gazarov's name into its database. The terms... More »

Students Sue College Over Vaginal Exams

Women say Valencia College retaliated when they complained about ultrasounds

(Newser) - Medical students sometimes perform procedures on fellow students in a practice known as "peer physical examination." But as the Orlando Sentinel notes, groups such as the US National Library of Medicine say clearer guidelines are needed. This lawsuit might speed things along: Two medical diagnostic students have sued... More »

Man Sues Over 'Unreasonably Dangerous' McNugget

Zebadiah Anderson said it landed him in the ER

(Newser) - "The Subject Chicken McNugget constituted an unreasonably dangerous product when put to use for which it was intended." So read court documents filed yesterday by Zebadiah Anderson in relation to a nugget he consumed at a Chicago McDonald's in May 2013. The Cook County resident claims that... More »

Al Sharpton's Daughter Sues NYC for $5M

Dominique Sharpton says she suffered severe injuries in fall

(Newser) - Al Sharpton's daughter is suing New York City for $5 million after apparently taking a spill and suffering severe injuries—a story the New York Post is reporting with some glee. "Shakedown artist Al Sharpton's eldest child wants $5 million from city taxpayers," the paper says,... More »

$250K Awarded to Family of Senior Mired in Ear Maggots

Doctors discovered 57 of them in Alzheimer patient's ear; she died 4 months later

(Newser) - When Catherine McCann started pulling on her ear at the Lutheran Home in September 2012, it seemed apparent something was wrong with the elderly Alzheimer's patient, who was unable to speak or care for herself. What was ailing the nonagenarian turned out to be more horrifying than her family... More »

Yahoo Sues Alleged Leaker for Talking to Author

Firm says Cecile Lal was 'eager' to help with book on CEO's rise

(Newser) - Yahoo doesn't like it when you spill its secrets: An ex-staffer accused of leaking information to an author chronicling Marissa Mayer's leadership is the target of a lawsuit from the company, reports the San Francisco Chronicle . According to the lawsuit, Cecile Lal, a former senior director of product... More »

Court Rebuffs Suit by Parents Told Their Daughter Was Dead

Maria and Jose Guerra believed bad news for horrible 6 days

(Newser) - So law enforcement officers mistakenly informed Maria and Jose Guerra that their daughter was dead—and the grieving parents believed that misinformation for a grueling six days. Is that reason to sue? The Arizona couple did sue the Department of Public Safety for negligence, only to have the state's... More »

Cop Burned by Free Starbucks Coffee Wants $50K

He says spill caused emotional distress, Crohn's flare-up

(Newser) - A police officer's free cup of coffee could cost Starbucks $50,000 if Matthew Kohr wins his lawsuit. The officer in Raleigh, NC, is suing the coffee chain, alleging that when the lid popped off his cup of coffee in 2012, the cup collapsed on itself and he suffered... More »

Sorority Sues Ex-Member Who Leaked Secret Handshake

Online post detailed Phi Sigma Sigma's private rituals

(Newser) - To the sisters of the Phi Sigma Sigma sorority, the group's secret handshake and knock are "sacred"—so sacred, it seems, that to reveal them is to risk a lawsuit. That's what happened to a former member of the sorority who listed that information, as well... More »

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