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Family Who Buried Wrong Man Now Says There's 3rd Body

'It's a horror show on top of a horror show'

(Newser) - "It's not that hard to keep track of dead people,” attorney James DeSimone tells the Orange County Register . “It’s not like they move around very much.” And yet, a California family who buried a stranger they believed to be their son and brother last... More »

After Shaun White's Glory, He Has to Apologize Twice

Snowboarder sorry for belittling harassment lawsuit, dragging flag

(Newser) - Shaun White pulled off the impressive feat of winning a gold medal at his third different Olympics on Wednesday, but subsequent headlines haven't been all flattering for the all-world snowboarder. For one thing, his win has brought renewed attention to a sexual harassment lawsuit brought against him in 2016.... More »

Federal Suit on Marijuana Features 12-Year-Old

Alexis Bortell, ex-NFLer among plaintiffs arguing for looser restrictions on the drug

(Newser) - Though there's no indication it'll be any more successful than the many complaints it follows, a federal lawsuit is challenging the Trump administration's policy of banning marijuana at the federal level—and is led by a 12-year-old girl. The case brought against the Justice Department by five... More »

Women Say Their Ulta Makeup Was Once Someone Else's

2 lawsuits allege cosmetics retailer resold used items

(Newser) - There's nothing like opening up a brand-new makeup kit and glamming it up—though that glamorous feeling may be lost if you find out you're applying makeup someone else already used. That's the gist of a complaint filed in Chicago last month by a California woman who... More »

'Unrepentant' Landlord Must Pay $6.7M Over Ruined Graffiti

Judge awards 5Pointz artists a big payday over warehouse art that was torn down

(Newser) - A judge awarded $6.7 million Monday to graffiti artists who sued after dozens of their works were destroyed on the walls of dilapidated warehouses torn down to make room for high-rise luxury residences. US District Judge Frederic Block in Brooklyn said 45 of the 49 paintings were recognized works... More »

Man Says MRI Left Him With 2-Inch-Deep Hole in Stomach

He's suing the hospital

(Newser) - A 72-year-old man with diabetes is suing a California hospital after he says an MRI burned a 2-inch-deep hole into his stomach, KTLA reports. Nick Kruth went to Glendale Adventist Medical Center in 2016 because he had low blood pressure and his legs felt weak, and doctors ordered a series... More »

Starbucks Suit: 'My Wife, Baby Just Drank Someone's Blood'

Calif. family sues chain after blood from barista found in their beverage cups

(Newser) - A California family has suffered "stress, nervousness, fright, anguish, grief, anxiety, worry, and shock for several months," says a release on a lawsuit they just filed—all because of a trip to Starbucks. KTLA reports on Amanda and Louis Vice, who say they visited a San Bernardino Starbucks... More »

Tenn. Sheriff After Fatal Shooting: 'I Love This S---'

Lawsuit alleges excessive force in June shooting in Tennessee

(Newser) - The fatal shooting of an unarmed Tennessee man is now the focus of a federal lawsuit based on footage in which a sheriff suggests he ordered the killing to avoid damage to police cars. In the aftermath of the April 13, 2017, shooting of Michael Dial—determined to be justified—... More »

After Portland's Naked Bike Ride, a $566K Lawsuit

Charles Ziemer broke his nose, arm, and fingers

(Newser) - A bicyclist is suing the city of Portland for $566,000 after he hit a pair of concrete islands on his way home from the World Naked Bike Ride, causing him to crash and break his nose, arm, and two fingers, the AP reports. According to the Oregonian, the lawsuit... More »

Man Forced to Decapitate His Dog Sues Deputies

Animal had been shot because it lunged at an officer

(Newser) - A dog owner who was ordered to decapitate his pet after a deputy shot it to death is now suing over the ordeal. The disturbing chain of events began in December, when a deputy showed up to the home of Joe Goodwin in Crawford County, Georgia, to investigate a neighbor'... More »

Walmart Sued Over Display of Black Beauty Products

Essie Grundy says she felt like a 'criminal' while shopping in California store

(Newser) - Gloria Allred has a new client: a mom of five who's suing Walmart for racial discrimination over beauty products she says were kept under lock and key. Essie Grundy, who appeared with Allred at a news conference Friday, says she was shopping at a Walmart in Perris, Calif., on... More »

$5M Suit: Simmons Knocked Me Down, Then 'Pounced'

Filmmaker Jennifer Jarosik says music mogul raped her at his LA home in 2016

(Newser) - At least a dozen women have already lobbed sexual harassment and rape allegations against music mogul Russell Simmons, and now another has come forward with her own sexual assault story—and she's suing. NBC News reports documentary filmmaker Jennifer Jarosik is seeking $5 million in damages from an assault... More »

One Twin Is a US Citizen. The Other Faces Deportation

2 cases allege LBGT discrimination by State Department

(Newser) - Sixteen-month-old Aiden Dvash-Banks is a US citizen living with his family in Los Angeles. His twin brother, Ethan, is undocumented and thus at risk of being deported. It's an unusual situation that highlights discrimination against LGBT families by the US government, according to the boys' married male parents, who... More »

Happy Ending for Grumpy Cat: $710K Awarded in Suit

Beverage company owners had countersued feline's team over licensing deal tied to coffee

(Newser) - Taking on Starbucks and its mermaid logo: an iced coffee drink featuring Grumpy Cat. That was the plan, anyway, per the owners of a beverage company who say they teamed up with the famous feline's owners to start the brand, then say they were let down by the Grumpy... More »

21 US States Just Took New Action on Net Neutrality

Lawsuit from attorneys general claims FCC broke the law by voting to repeal net neutrality rules

(Newser) - A lawsuit filed Tuesday claims the FCC broke federal law when it voted to repeal net neutrality rules in a move labeled "arbitrary, capricious and an abuse of discretion," Reuters reports. As promised , a lawsuit filed by 21 state attorneys general, all Democrats, argues the FCC will allow... More »

'Negligence' Caused Glenn Frey's Death, Widow Says

Cindy Frey has filed wrongful death suit against Mount Sinai Hospital, gastroenterologist

(Newser) - The world was shocked to lose Glenn Frey at the relatively young age of 67 two years ago, and his widow is now saying his passing never should have happened. Rolling Stone reports Cindy Frey has filed a wrongful death lawsuit against NYC's Mount Sinai Hospital and Dr. Steven... More »

Parents Sue School to Let 11-Year-Old Use Medical Pot

Illinois state law bans use of drug on school grounds

(Newser) - Most parents would celebrate a school that specifically bars students from using marijuana on its premises. Not an Illinois couple. JS and MS, as they’re identified in court documents, are suing the state after a Schaumburg school district barred their 11-year-old daughter from using a medical cannabis patch and... More »

Woman Who Tried to Combat Co-Worker's Odor Gets Fired

Indianapolis courts employee installed air fresheners and got canned; now she's suing

(Newser) - A bizarre lawsuit out of Indianapolis revolves around life at the office and body odor. As IndyStar reports, the mess began when workers in the city's magistrate court complained about a co-worker's chronic body odor. That prompted Amber Bridges, as part of her role as lead staff, to... More »

Trump's Attempt to Block Wolff Book Backfires

'Fire and Fury' is going on sale early

(Newser) - President Trump's attempt to block the release of Michael Wolff's explosive book on his White House has backfired: The author and publisher Henry Holt say it is going to be released early thanks to "unprecedented demand." "Here we go. You can buy it (and read... More »

Washington State Suit: Motel 6 Sold Its Guests Out to ICE

Complaint says budget hotel chain voluntarily gave up personal guest info to immigration officials

(Newser) - Washington state is suing Motel 6 for selling out its guests, accusing the budget motel chain of voluntarily giving ICE officials daily lists with guests' driver's license numbers, DOBs, and room numbers, reports KIRO 7 . "The scale of what Motel 6 was doing is deeply disturbing to me,... More »

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