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Suit: Doctors Mocked Me While I Was Unconscious

Colonoscopy patient's cell phone records comments during procedure

(Newser) - So what do doctors chat about after you've gone under anesthesia? You may not want to know, according to a lawsuit picked up by Courthouse News Service . A colonoscopy patient in Virginia says he used his cellphone to record instructions given to him prior to his April 18, 2013,... More »

Ex-Cheerleaders Sue Bills Over Pay, Hygiene Rules

They face 'jiggle tests,' are told 'how to wash intimate areas': Suit

(Newser) - Five former cheerleaders are taking the Buffalo Bills to court, saying they were paid less than minimum wage and subjected to disturbing physical scrutiny. The Bills "exploited the women by failing to pay them in accordance with New York State minimum wage laws," the lawsuit, which also targets... More »

Rumors Abound in Wake of Bryan Singer Sex Scandal

'X-Men' director is being sued for allegedly raping teen boy

(Newser) - When news broke yesterday that Bryan Singer had been accused of repeatedly raping a teenage boy, the director's rep called the lawsuit an "absurd" attempt to get attention as Singer awaits next month's release of his latest X-Men movie—but it certainly doesn't look like the... More »

Aretha Sues Satire Site for $10M Over Fistfight Story

Nerd News 'reported' Franklin, Patti LaBelle duked it out

(Newser) - There's a disclaimer at the bottom of the News Nerd site clarifying that articles found therein "are purely satirical," but the thousands of people who shared one of the stories on Facebook and Twitter this weekend may not have noticed said disclaimer. The satirical article in question... More »

Women Sue: 'Slimming' Underwear Doesn't Slim

They want class-action status for their false-advertising lawsuit

(Newser) - Undergarments made with seemingly magical fabric that can help you lose weight: sound too good to be true? Well, according to two Massachusetts women, it is. Annique Bellot and Tara Stefani are suing Maidenform Brands and Wacoal America over garments they sell with the claim that they'll help you... More »

Lawsuit: Appendectomy Fails to Remove Appendix

Man surprised when he has to have 2nd surgery

(Newser) - When William McCormack went into a medical center in the Adirondacks last month with severe stomach pains, he ended up getting an emergency appendectomy ... which came as quite a surprise to him, considering he thought he'd already had his appendix removed in Bronxville, New York, last year. The 43-year-old... More »

Players Sue: NHL Promoted 'Extreme Violence' for Profit

It's the second suit against the NHL since November

(Newser) - The National Hockey League is being sued by nine of its own, who claim the league "intentionally created, fostered, and promoted a culture of extreme violence" with an eye on profit, the suit reads. Ex-players brought a similar suit against the NHL in November , but the New York Times... More »

Katherine Heigl Wants $6M From Drugstore Over Tweet

Wants the world to know she does not endorse Duane Reade

(Newser) - Be careful what you tweet about Katherine Heigl: The notoriously difficult actress is suing drugstore chain Duane Reade for $6 million, all because of one little tweet, TMZ reports. Duane Reade tweeted last month , "Love a quick #DuaneReade run? Even @KatieHeigl can’t resist shopping #NYC's favorite drugstore,... More »

Family Sues Over Male Stripper at Nursing Home

Son of resident finds photo

(Newser) - A lawsuit claims an elderly woman was subjected to an unwanted performance by a male stripper when she was living at a New York nursing home. The lawsuit was filed by relatives of the 85-year-old former patient at the East Neck Nursing and Rehabilitation Center in West Babylon, on Long... More »

The FTC Has Gotten 2K Complaints About Yelp

Site is locked in legal battle over users' anonymity

(Newser) - How much do some small businesses hate Yelp? So much that the Federal Trade Commission has gotten more than 2,046 complaints about the company since 2008, the Wall Street Journal reports. Most are from small businesses saying they've been hit with unfair or fraudulent reviews—sometimes right after... More »

Boston Marathon 'Suspect' Sues Glenn Beck

Beck was convinced Abdulrahman Alharbi was behind attacks

(Newser) - Remember the Saudi Arabian student who was briefly questioned and quickly cleared in the Boston Marathon bombing? Well, Glenn Beck was really convinced that 20-year-old Abdulrahman Alharbi was behind the attacks, railing against Alharbi on multiple episodes of his show even after he'd been cleared; now Alharbi is suing... More »

Judge: Prison Too Rough for Millionaire Child Rapist

Du Pont heir gets treatment for rape of daughter

(Newser) - You'd expect some jail time for a child rapist, right? Not so for du Pont heir Robert H. Richards IV, who admitted to raping his 3-year-old daughter almost a decade ago, the Daily Mail reports. In a 2009 case that's only now coming to light, the News Journal... More »

Ex-Worker: Ashley Madison Makes Fake Profiles

Doriana Silva sues, company sues back

(Newser) - Doriana Silva spent her days working for cheater site Ashley Madison typing up hundreds of fake profiles of sexy women to "entice paying heterosexual male members to join and spend money on the website." That, from a lawsuit Silva has filed seeking $20 million for "unjust enrichment"... More »

Duped Dater Sues OkCupid After Losing $70K

He sent money via wire transfers to con man

(Newser) - An online dater who thought it was a good idea to shell out more than $70,000 to a suitor he had never met in person is now suing OkCupid over the scam, reports the Daily News . Queens resident Michael Picciano, 65, says the site should do a better job... More »

Jersey Teen Drops Suit Against Her Parents

Rachel Canning has been home for a week now

(Newser) - One of the strangest lawsuits of the year so far is no more. The New Jersey 18-year-old who moved out of her parents' home and then sued them for financial support has dropped her suit, reports the Star-Ledger . A judge today agreed to the dismissal after deciding that Rachel Canning... More »

Beastie Boys Settle Lawsuit Over Viral Toy Ad

GoldieBlox will apologize, donate money to an educational charity

(Newser) - The legal fight between the Beastie Boys and GoldieBlox, the toy company that used the band's song "Girls" without permission in its inspiring viral ad , is over. The band settled with the toy company, a Beastie Boys rep tells Rolling Stone . GoldieBlox will apologize for using the song,... More »

Lawsuit: College Sports Form Unfair 'Cartel'

Attorney Jeffrey Kessler wants players to get paid

(Newser) - The debate over whether to pay student athletes is about to involve the US legal system, CNN reports. An attorney has filed a class-action lawsuit on behalf of four plaintiffs—all past and present university football and basketball players—that calls the NCAA and five top athletic conferences a "... More »

Model Suing Playboy Over Golf-Ball Stunt

She put a golf ball between her buttocks, things went awry

(Newser) - A model agreed to pose with a golf ball between her buttocks at a Playboy event, and, shockingly, it did not end well. Now Liz Dickson is suing Playboy and a radio host over the stunt, CBS Los Angeles reports. Dickson says she was at the Playboy Golf Finals in... More »

Judge Judy Files Her Very First Lawsuit

Sues lawyer for using her image without permission

(Newser) - For the first time ever, TV favorite Judge Judy filed her own lawsuit against someone. Judith Sheindlin filed suit yesterday against a Connecticut personal-injury lawyer, alleging that he used her image without authorization in advertisements that falsely suggested she had endorsed his firm. The lawsuit filed in federal court seeks... More »

Judge: Mom Can Ban Dad From Delivery Room

NJ judge cites woman's right to privacy

(Newser) - A first-of-its-kind ruling is not likely to win much favor with fathers. A woman may ban her baby's daddy from the delivery room during birth, a New Jersey judge decided in a November court hearing as a mother gave her arguments ... while in labor. "The intensity was at... More »

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