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Lawsuit Claims Snapchat Filter Responsible for Car Crash

The filter allows users to post a photo showing how fast they're moving

(Newser) - A Georgia man claims the car accident that left him with permanent brain damage was caused by a teen too busy taking selfies to pay attention to the road, NBC News reports. Now he's suing the teen, Christal McGee, and Snapchat. The lawsuit filed this month claims McGee was... More »

Erin Andrews Settles With Hotel Over Peephole Videos

But we'll probably never know how much she got

(Newser) - Erin Andrews has settled her lawsuit against the owner and operator of the hotel where she was recorded through a door peephole in 2008. The former ESPN reporter was awarded $55 million in her lawsuit against those business entities as well as Michael David Barrett, the stalker who filmed her.... More »

Lawyer Threatens Lawsuit When He Doesn't Get Soup

Dwain Downing claims it was a 'deceptive practice'

(Newser) - A Texas lawyer upset that he wasn't provided a cup of soup during a recent meal has notified a restaurant owner that he'll sue if not reimbursed the $2.25 for the soup, the AP reports. Dwain Downing also is seeking $250 in attorney fees for the time... More »

Couple Sues After 'Disastrous' Home Redo for HGTV

NC couple says 'Love It or List It' is a sham

(Newser) - When Deena Murphy and Timothy Sullivan wanted to renovate their Raleigh, NC, rental property, they didn't want a DIY project, so they did what they thought was the next best thing: signed up to have an HGTV show do it for them. But per a lawsuit the couple has... More »

One Part of New Uber Deal: Drivers Can Encourage Tips

But they'll remain independent contractors

(Newser) - It will cost Uber up to $100 million and some significant policy concessions, but the ride-hailing company is forging forward with its thriving business model by keeping its drivers independent contractors—for now, the AP reports. Uber settled major class-action lawsuits in California and Massachusetts that sought employee status and... More »

Pastor Sues Whole Foods Over Cake, Gets Sued Back

Company says it has proof no anti-gay slur was written on cake

(Newser) - Whole Foods is taking claims that an employee wrote a homophobic slur on a custom cake so seriously that it's countersuing the guy who made them. Church of Open Doors pastor Jordan Brown, who is openly gay, sued Whole Foods on Monday after a video showed a cake from... More »

Kanye Sued for Lying About Album's Exclusivity

'The Life of Pablo' is no longer just on Tidal

(Newser) - Kanye West said his latest album would only be available on Tidal , but The Life of Pablo has since been released on Apple Music and Spotify—and now Kanye and Tidal are getting sued. Justin Baker-Rhett says the rapper, who has a stake in Tidal, defrauded fans, millions of whom... More »

4.5B-Year-Old Meteorite Launches Bizarre Legal Fight

"This isn't a typical theft"

(Newser) - The question of who owns a particular chunk of a famed meteorite is heading to federal court with the filing of a lawsuit and countersuit, SF Gate reports. It all started billions of years ago with the Fukang meteorite slammed into China's Gobi Desert. Fast-forward to the year 2000:... More »

Indian Eatery Pays Rival $700K in Trademark Tiff

NJ's Kati Rolls & Platters had to change its name, signage

(Newser) - The less fortunate party in a battle of Indian restaurants in New York and New Jersey has agreed to fork over $700,000, apparently just to get his rival off his back. The Kati Roll Company—whose owner claims it was the first restaurant of its kind in the US... More »

Judge Rejects Suit Over Red Stripe 'Jamaican' Label

Two consumers weren't happy to learn it's brewed in US

(Newser) - Pennsylvania is a long way from Jamaica, but it's apparently close enough in spirit to satisfy a judge. US District Judge Barry Ted Moskowitz dismissed a lawsuit by two beer drinkers who say they felt duped by the labeling on Red Stripe lager, reports Courthouse News Service . Aaron Dumas... More »

Porsche Not Liable for Paul Walker Crash: Judge

But there are 2 more cases against the company still in the pipeline

(Newser) - The widow of the man driving the Porsche Carrera GT that crashed and killed actor Paul Walker had hoped to prove that something wrong with the car itself, not the car going too fast, caused the 2013 accident. But a California federal judge on Monday dismissed Kristine Rodas' wrongful death... More »

Victim: Prosecutor Was Like a Hero, Then He Raped Me

Terry Mitchell opens up about alleged assault

(Newser) - Terry Mitchell was already a victim of child sex abuse when she was raped at knife-point in June 1980. Two months later, the 16-year-old was jogging with two black friends in Salt Lake City when they were gunned down by a white supremacist. "After the shootings, I was like... More »

Fishermen, Feds in Bizarre Legal Fight Over Lost Buoy

They want government to pay up, and the government is suing

(Newser) - Two California eel fishermen who stumbled across a US Geological Survey buoy in January are holding the piece of scientific equipment for ransom, citing the tried-and-true rule of finders-keepers, the Daily Beast reports. According to Ars Technica , the buoy was moored nearly 1,000 feet underwater off the coast of... More »

Woman Says Pedicure Made Her Lose a Toe

A cut between her toes became infected: lawsuit

(Newser) - A woman is suing a nail salon in Santa Clarita, Calif., alleging a pedicure gone wrong caused her to lose a toe. Sonia Algara, who filed a negligence suit in Los Angeles Superior Court on Monday, says she warned workers at Dynasty Nails that she was diabetic and at a... More »

Rapper Files Weird Lawsuit Over Penis Story

Andre Roxx says his career has suffered because he was misidentified as a penis cutter

(Newser) - A Wu-Tang Clan-affiliated rapper has filed a very confusing libel lawsuit having to do with penis-cutting and gossip outlets. See if you can keep up:
  • Marques Andre Johnson performs as Andre Roxx (for our purposes, we'll refer to him as Roxx from here on out). He performed with a
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Grad Loses Case Against 'Misleading' Law School

Jury votes 9-3 against Anna Alaburda

(Newser) - A split jury Thursday decided the case of Anna Alaburda versus the Thomas Jefferson School of Law, and it came down on the side of the school, the San Diego Union-Tribune reports. Alaburda, 37, sued the nonprofit California school in 2011, claiming it fudged post-graduation employment numbers. She said those... More »

Betty White Sued by Former Caretaker

Caretaker claims she wasn't given breaks, overtime

(Newser) - Betty White is being sued by her former live-in caretaker of 22 years, BuzzFeed reports. Anita Maynard, who started working for the 94-year-old actress in 1994, filed a lawsuit last week in Los Angeles. The lawsuit alleges Maynard didn't receive overtime pay despite working more than 14 hours a... More »

Kardashians Sued for Not Tweeting About Beauty Line

Lawsuit asks for up to $190M for investor

(Newser) - Kim, Khloe, and Kourtney Kardashian are being sued for close to $200 million for not sufficiently promoting their line of beauty products—or, as TMZ puts it, the sisters "could be on the hook ... for not tweeting about their own makeup line." The Kardashians' first business partner, Boldface,... More »

Jury: Coke's .3% Pomegranate Juice Was A-OK

POM says company 'intentionally confused consumers'

(Newser) - For almost a decade, pomegranate juice company POM Wonderful has claimed consumers were duped by Minute Maid's pomegranate-blueberry juice, which actually contained far more apple and grape juice. But finding that POM failed to show Minute Maid-owner Coca-Cola misled consumers, a jury sided with Coke in a Los Angeles... More »

Baltimore Woman Sues Mayor for Violent Toilet Explosion

She was 'blown off' the toilet seat, suffered injuries and 'mental anguish': suit

(Newser) - A Baltimore woman who says she was blown off of her toilet when it exploded in November 2014, causing her physical injuries and PTSD, as well as loads of physical damage to her home, is now suing the city's mayor and City Council, as well as a couple of... More »

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