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Verdict Is In for Artist Who Insists He Didn't Paint Picture

Peter Doig emerges victorious in odd art-world case

(Newser) - A case Artnet.com calls "one wild ride" may finally be over after a federal judge ruled Tuesday that artist Peter Doig wasn't the painter of a painting owned by an ex-corrections officer—and that the man and his art dealer couldn't sue Doig for foiling plans... More »

Demi Lovato Accused of Stealing Song

Parts are 'virtually identical,' lawsuit says

(Newser) - Demi Lovato has been officially accused of stealing a song. The indie duo Sleigh Bells first accused Lovato more than nine months ago of ripping off parts of its 2010 song, "Infinity Guitars," in her "Stars." But now the band has filed a federal complaint about... More »

Wahlbergs' Company Sued Over Alleged Wage Theft

Ex-Wahlburgers employees say they weren't paid minimum wage

(Newser) - Five former employees of the burger chain founded by Mark and Donnie Wahlberg are suing the company over what they call "rampant" violations of labor laws, reports the AP . The ex-employees who filed the class-action suit in New York federal court Thursday previously worked at a Wahlburgers location in... More »

Concertgoers Sue Sia for Lame Show

Tel Aviv concert that cost $90 per ticket lasted just 65 minutes

(Newser) - Sia may hide behind her fake bangs when she's performing, but her coif likely won't shield her from the $2.1 million class-action lawsuit just filed against her and an Israeli production company. Disgruntled concertgoers who forked over around $90 for tickets to the Australian singer's Aug.... More »

'Dancing Baby' May Head to Supreme Court

High court may hear mom's case against 'abusive' infringement claim by Universal

(Newser) - Of all the YouTube videos that could pose legal problems, a 30-second clip of a dancing baby seems less than likely. But almost 10 years after Stephanie Lenz posted her young son bopping to Prince's "Let's Go Crazy," her video may now appear before the Supreme... More »

Muslim Woman Sues Over 'Nightmare' With Chicago Cops

Surveillance video shows Itemid Al-Matar forced to the ground

(Newser) - A Muslim woman is suing the city of Chicago and six police officers claiming they assaulted her at a train station. Itemid "Angel" Al-Matar's lawsuit, filed Thursday, claims officers grabbed her as she climbed the stairs of the downtown CTA State/Lake stop on July 4, 2015, then slammed... More »

Muslim Flight Attendant Who Wouldn't Serve Booze Sues

Charee Stanley wants her job back

(Newser) - The Muslim flight attendant placed on unpaid leave last year after refusing to serve alcohol in accordance with her religion is now suing her employer. Charee Stanley of Detroit says Georgia-based airline ExpressJet was initially quite accommodating of her religious beliefs when she converted to Islam in 2013, even granting... More »

Couple Sues After Construction Crew Blocks Drive to Emergency Vet

New York City couple says men also damaged their car

(Newser) - A New York couple is suing two construction workers they allege not only blocked them from driving their bulldog to an emergency vet appointment but jumped on and damaged their BMW. Jair Freire and wife Angela Cuce say that Bienvenido Rodriguez and Anthony Pate were given "pseudo authority" over... More »

Lesbians Sue NJ Over Fertility Treatment Mandate

Only women who've proven infertility via '2 years of unprotected intercourse' covered

(Newser) - When Erin and Marianne Krupa decided they wanted to start a family five years ago, they moved from North Carolina to New Jersey in search of a less conservative environment. Little did they know they were about to hit upon a state insurance mandate from 2001 that they say specifically... More »

Caitlyn Jenner Sues 'Stalker Defendants'

AKA the paparazzi, for their role in fatal 2015 car crash

(Newser) - In the hours before her February 2015 car crash that ended up killing a 70-year-old woman, Caitlyn Jenner says she was chased, harassed, and tailgated by "Stalker Defendants" who ultimately helped cause her accident, she says in court documents seen by People . Those defendants are paparazzi photographers, whom Jenner... More »

First Came the Root Canal. Then Came the Missing Tool

Man wins $675K after dentist drops file down his throat

(Newser) - What's less fun than having a root canal? Watching your dentist look around for a lost tool when the procedure is over. That's what happened to a patient in Illinois who, lo and behold, began having stomach pains a few days later, reports WGN . An X-ray revealed the... More »

Anton Yelchin’s Parents Suing Over His Death

They're filing lawsuit against Fiat Chrysler, other entities

(Newser) - Anton Yelchin's parents are suing Fiat Chrysler over their son's death, their lawyer has announced, reports Variety . The 27-year-old Star Trek actor died in June when his Jeep Grand Cherokee rolled down his driveway, pinning him to a pillar; it turned out the vehicle was under recall at... More »

Kesha Shifts Focus, Drops Rape Case

She'll now focus on New York lawsuit, new album

(Newser) - Kesha has dismissed a California lawsuit alleging hit-making producer Dr. Luke sexually and emotionally abused her, but a similar case will remain in play in New York. Monday's dismissal of a Los Angeles case comes amid an effort by the singer to get new singles and an album released... More »

Court Upholds Teen's Arrest for Burping

He was accused of disrupting middle school class

(Newser) - A federal appeals court has upheld the petty misdemeanor arrest of an Albuquerque, NM, student accused of repeatedly disrupting his middle school class with loud burps. The 10th Circuit Court of Appeals decision last week ruled that the officer and educators named in the lawsuit were entitled to immunity, and... More »

Parents Sue After Daughter Dies at LA Rave

Katie Dix went without medical treatment for a half-hour, the suit alleges

(Newser) - Katie Dix, the Cal State Channel Islands college student who died of an overdose at a rave at the Los Angeles County fairgrounds last August, allegedly went without medical attention for half an hour after collapsing. She'd suffered a cardiac arrest by the time she arrived at the Pomona... More »

She Gave a Law Firm a Bad Online Review. They Sued

Lan Cai's former attorneys say she wrote libelous half-truths

(Newser) - Things went from bad to worse after Lan Cai, a 20-year-old waitress working her way through nursing school at Houston Community College, was hit by a drunk driver on her way home from work at 1:30am. She'd broken two bones in her back, and she'd never been... More »

Bad Reviews Compel Dentist to Sue 5 Patients in 4 Years

Yelp now adds warnings to pages of businesses that retaliate

(Newser) - Yelp has just issued its third ever consumer alert, this one about a dentist in Manhattan who has sued five patients since 2012 for posting negative reviews, reports BuzFeed . Nima Dayani has asked for anywhere between $50,000 and $100,000 in damages, so Yelp is warning consumers that Dayani'... More »

Teacher Can't Speak Spanish, Doesn't Get Spanish Gig, Sues

Florida teacher says she's 'otherwise fully qualified' for the job

(Newser) - A Florida schoolteacher has filed a workplace discrimination lawsuit against her employer for turning her down for a job teaching Spanish—even though she doesn't speak Spanish, the News & Observer reports. Tracy Rosner, who teaches third grade at Coral Reef Elementary in Palmetto Bay, alleges in her federal... More »

'Most Interesting Man' Has 'Worst Legal Strategy'

Jonathan Goldsmith has been ordered to pay $60K

(Newser) - The "Most Interesting Man in the World" is having a rough year. First Jonathan Goldsmith learned Dos Equis would be replacing him as spokesman with a younger actor. Now the 77-year-old has been ordered to pay almost $60,000 in an ongoing lawsuit, reports My News LA . William Klein... More »

Family of Boy Killed by Gator: We're Not Suing Disney

Instead, they're focusing on 'future health of the family'

(Newser) - The parents of Lane Graves, the toddler killed by an alligator at Disney World last month, will not sue Disney, they announced in a statement released to People . "Melissa and I are broken," Matt Graves said of himself and his wife. "We will solely be focused on... More »

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