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Runner's Success Story Is Wild. So Is His Fight With Nike

Boris Berian hopes to raise $25K for legal fight

(Newser) - Two years ago, Boris Berian was a college dropout working at McDonald's. He now hopes to run for Team USA at the Olympics, but first he has to clear a major hurdle: a lawsuit from Nike. And he wants your help. The world champion in the indoor 800-meter is... More »

Jeep Owners Sue for Flaw That May Have Killed Star Trek Actor

Suit claims Fiat Chrysler should have done more to remedy gear shift issue

(Newser) - First came last year's hefty $105 million fine for recall lapses affecting more than 11 million vehicles. Then came the death Sunday of 27-year-old actor Anton Yelchin , whose recalled Jeep Grand Cherokee rolled and pinned him, per Jalopnik . Now Jeep Grand Cherokee owners have lobbed a class-action lawsuit against... More »

Ivanka Trump Sued Over Shoes

Luxury Italian firm says she copied its design

(Newser) - Possible future First Daughter Ivanka Trump is in legal hot water. Aquazzura, a luxury Italian shoe company, says one of Trump's shoe designs for her fashion collection is a copycat of one of its own popular sandals. The company is suing Trump and three companies that work with her,... More »

News Anchor: I Was Fired Because I'm White

Wendy Bell suing WTAE to get her job back

(Newser) - The Pittsburgh news anchor fired over what WTAE said were racially insensitive comments about a mass shooting alleges she was actually let go "because of her race." In a federal lawsuit filed Monday, Wendy Bell, who is white, says she wouldn't have been fired, "much less... More »

Judge OKs Class-Action Suit Over Starbucks Lattes

California plaintiffs complain about a lack of milk

(Newser) - Think your Starbucks lattes are light on the milk? Well, get this: Not only are two Starbucks customers suing over an alleged lack of milk in the coffee drinks, a judge on Friday allowed their proposed class-action suit to proceed, Reuters reports. The plaintiffs, California residents Siera Strumlauf and Benjamin... More »

Man Sues TSA for Making Him Miss His Flight

Hooman Nikizad wants $500 and change for long lines at Minneapolis airport

(Newser) - An hour-and-a-half wait on a TSA line in March not only gave a Minneapolis man agita—he says it caused him to miss his flight, and now he's suing the agency and the operator of the Minneapolis-St. Paul International Airport, the Star Tribune reports. "I had to buy... More »

Woman Sues Abusive Husband, Is Awarded $21.5M

He spent just 2 days in jail for domestic violence

(Newser) - After her husband spent just two days in jail for giving her a beating that left her with fractured facial bones, Jennifer Kershaw took the unusual step of filing a civil lawsuit—and taught him a $21.5 million lesson. On Tuesday, a jury in Franklin County, Ohio, awarded the... More »

Newtown Families' AR-15 Suit Is Chugging Along—Surprisingly

That's not to say its chances look good

(Newser) - In the wake of the Orlando shooting , the New York Times takes a look at how Newtown, Conn., families' battle against the semi-automatic weapon used is faring—and the answer is surprisingly well, at least compared with expectations. That's not to say their suit has gone far: The case... More »

Trump Accused of Zapping Email Evidence in 2004 Suit

And his company's apparent email archiving process from '96-'01: delete them

(Newser) - It may have just become more difficult for Donald Trump to harp on Hillary Clinton's email woes . The Trump Organization apparently had an appetite for destruction when it came to its own emails, per a 2004 lawsuit in which his casino company was embroiled, reports USA Today . In the... More »

$1.8M 'American Sniper' Award Yanked From Ventura

Federal appeals court overturns judgment for ex-Minn. governor in Chris Kyle case

(Newser) - Ex-Minnesota Gov. Jesse Ventura was set to collect $1.8 million from the estate of Chris Kyle, claiming the late Navy SEAL defamed him in his 2012 book American Sniper, but a federal appeals court nixed that 2014 judgment on Monday, the AP reports. In a 2-1 decision, the 8th... More »

Craigslist Sale of Printer Leads to $12K in Legal Fees

Seller ran into someone who loves to sue

(Newser) - Next time you innocently put something up for sale on Craigslist, remember the tale of Doug Costello. As the Indianapolis Star explains, Costello sold a $40 printer in 2009 to Indy resident Gersh Zavodnik. The 54-year-old Zavodnik claims it didn't work and soon initiated legal action. It's something... More »

Lawsuits: Trump Stiffs His Workers

'USA Today' reviews 3,500 lawsuits involving Trump

(Newser) - Donald Trump is a deadbeat boss who regards paying workers and contracting companies as optional, according to a USA Today review of some of the 3,500 or so lawsuits from the last 30 years involving Trump. Scores of lawsuits and hundreds of liens came from waiters, bartenders, plumbers, real... More »

Ed Sheeran Hit With $20M Copyright Suit

He's accused of copying 2012 song by 'X Factor' winner

(Newser) - A $20 million lawsuit accuses superstar singer-songwriter Ed Sheeran of "verbatim, note-for-note copying." The lawsuit from songwriters Martin Harrington and Thomas Leonard alleges Sheeran's "Photograph" is too similar to their 2009 song "Amazing," released by X Factor winner Matt Cardle in 2012. They're... More »

Ellen DeGeneres' Boob Joke Leads to Lawsuit

Titi Pierce is suing Warner Bros.

(Newser) - Warner Bros. might have to pay a high price for a joke Ellen DeGeneres made on her show back in February. During a segment about funny signs, DeGeneres aired a picture of a sign a viewer sent in for Georgia real estate agent Titi Pierce. Surely you can see where... More »

Blind Man Sues McDonald's Over Drive-Thru Policy

La. man says he was turned away, laughed at

(Newser) - McDonald's "no pedestrians at the drive-thru window" policy tramples on the rights of blind people who want late-night fast food, according to a Louisiana man's lawsuit. The federal lawsuit filed by Scott Magee argues that since many McDonald's outlets only have drive-thru windows open late at... More »

Judge Trump Called 'Hater' and 'Mexican' OKs Release of Documents

Judge Gonzalo Curiel releases Trump University 'playbooks'

(Newser) - "I have a judge who is a hater of Donald Trump," said Donald Trump at a Friday rally in San Diego. "A hater. He's a hater. ... [And he] happens to be, we believe, Mexican." Well, that judge—US District Judge Gonzalo Curiel—has just allowed... More »

PayPal Founder Admits Plan to Kill Gawker

It's about sticking up for the little guy: Peter Thiel

(Newser) - Peter Thiel admits he spent around $10 million to fund lawsuits against Gawker in the hope of ruining the media company—and it's "one of my greater philanthropic things that I've done." But "it's less about revenge and more about specific deterrence," the... More »

Lawsuit: Surgery Left Man With 80-Pound Scrotum

And then he lost his left testicle

(Newser) - An Oregon couple want Kaiser Permanente to pay them more than $1 million, claiming the hernia surgery the husband obtained from the health care provider ultimately cost him his left testicle, Courthouse News reports. But before that happened, according to a lawsuit filed this month in Portland, the man experienced... More »

Vacationing Lesbians Arrested for Kissing Get $80K Settlement

A Hawaiian police officer didn't appreciate their PDA

(Newser) - Two women who say they were arrested for kissing in a grocery store during a Hawaiian vacation last year will settle their lawsuit against the City of Honolulu for $80,000, the AP reports. Los Angeles residents Courtney Wilson and Taylor Guerrero were holding hands while shopping at a Foodland... More »

Phil Mickelson Made Nearly $1M on Insider Trading: SEC

Commission names pro golfer in federal lawsuit

(Newser) - The Securities and Exchange Commission is filing a complaint against professional golfer Phil Mickelson related to insider trading, the AP reports. The SEC says gambler William Walters received tips and business information about Dean Foods Co. from Thomas Davis, former head of Dean Foods, between 2008 and 2012. The SEC... More »

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