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John Oliver Predicted He'd Get Sued, and He Was Right

Coal baron Robert E. Murray accuses show of character assassination

(Newser) - It didn't take long for coal baron Robert E. Murray to sue John Oliver: It was just days ago that Oliver ripped into the coal industry on Sunday's Last Week Tonight, and by Wednesday, Murray had filed a lawsuit against Oliver, the writers of the show, HBO, and... More »

Michael Brown's Parents Reach Deal With Ferguson

Judge orders settlement to remain secret

(Newser) - Nearly three years after 18-year-old Michael Brown was killed by Ferguson, Mo., police officer Darren Wilson, a settlement has been reached in the wrongful-death lawsuit filed by his parents. A federal judge signed off on the civil settlement Tuesday but ordered most of the details to be kept secret, reports... More »

Drunk Man Jumps Out of Ambulance, Sues Medics

He says they should have stopped him

(Newser) - A New York City man who says the city didn't do enough to keep him from drunkenly jumping out of the back of a moving ambulance has filed a lawsuit, the AP reports. Yaugeni Kralkin says he was intoxicated last June when he was picked up by EMTs. According... More »

Woman Sues Casino That Won't Pay Her $43M Jackpot

Casino says slot machine was having 'obvious malfunction'

(Newser) - "I feel like they did me real dirty," Katrina Bookman tells the New York Daily News . Last August, Bookman was on top of the world when a slot machine at Resorts World Casino in New York informed her she had won nearly $43 million . According to CNN , it... More »

Video Shows Why Man Just Sued United Airlines for $1M

Ronald Tigner says he was knocked to ground by rude United employee

(Newser) - A 71-year-old lawyer is suing United Airlines for more than $1 million after an employee knocked him down during an argument two years ago, the Southeast Texas Record reports. According to the Washington Post , the July 21, 2015, incident started when the TSA at Houston's Bush Intercontinental Airport wouldn'... More »

In Record-Setting Move, 196 Lawmakers Sue Trump

The 'emoluments clause' is what's at play, again

(Newser) - As far as records go, it's a dubious one for President Trump, who was on Wednesday sued by the highest number of lawmakers to ever sue a president, per Reuters . It puts the count at 196 Democrats, with 30 senators and 166 representatives listed as plaintiffs in a suit... More »

Cop Says Body of Pledge 'Like a Corpse' Before Frat Called 911

Details of Tim Piazza's death at Penn State frat emerge in court hearing

(Newser) - A detective testifying at a hearing for 18 Penn State fraternity brothers accused in the death of a 19-year-old pledge said Monday the student looked like a corpse in surveillance video from the frat house. "He looked dead, he looked like a corpse," said State College Police Detective... More »

Suit: Black Worker Given These Items Before Getting Fired

Tishay Wright claims her boss gave her Confederate-themed gifts

(Newser) - A black employee at a Bay Area-based construction firm is suing the company for racial discrimination and harassment, alleging that her supervisor gave her Confederate-themed gifts at a holiday party before firing her in March. Tishay Wright, a former project administrator at Southland Construction Management, claims the gifts were retaliation... More »

Josh Duggar Wants to Get In on His Sisters' Lawsuit

He says InTouch's abuse revelation caused him 'extreme mental anguish'

(Newser) - Four of Josh Duggar's sisters are suing over the 2015 revelation by InTouch Weekly that Josh molested them—and Josh wants to join the lawsuit, the AP reports. Per Josh Duggar's lawyers, he suffered "unwarranted public scrutiny" like his sisters did after the story came out. The... More »

School's Speed Bump Trips Woman, Who Sues

She says she injured her knees and wrists

(Newser) - Speed bumps are generally meant to check the velocity of your vehicle, but one at a school district in Idaho is the subject of a lawsuit after a woman tripped over it and fell. Jan Duff claims the area was poorly lit and that the speed bump at the exit... More »

Site Raises $150K for Founder of Neo-Nazi Site

To help Daily Stormer's Andrew Anglin in suit filed by Tanya Gersh for 'campaign of terror'

(Newser) - Crowdfunded donations to Andrew Anglin, founder of the neo-Nazi site the Daily Stormer, have reached $150,000 to help pay for his legal defense in a lawsuit filed by the Southern Poverty Law Center. Per the Los Angeles Times , it took under two months to raise the money on the... More »

Tables Turned on Allred in $1M Fraud Suit

Now celebrity lawyer is the one being sued, by former client

(Newser) - Usually on the side that's doing the accusing , Gloria Allred has just been slammed with a lawsuit from an ex-client alleging she's the guilty party. Per LawNewz , TV weatherman Kyle Hunter, who hired the celebrity lawyer to represent him in his claim that CBS discriminated against him in... More »

Cupcakes May Have Landed Food Network in Hot Water

Blogger sues, claims network copied recipe video

(Newser) - Recipes can't be copyrighted, but videos can, which is why the Food Network may now find itself in a pot of hot water. In a lawsuit filed in California on Thursday, food blogger Elizabeth LaBau of SugarHero.com claims the network not only stole her "signature recipe" but... More »

Sect Members to Be Tried for Trying to Expel 'Gay Demons'

Matthew Fenner says he was beaten for hours to expel his 'homosexual demons'

(Newser) - Trial may be imminent for members of a sect who've been accused of trying to beat "homosexual demons" out of a now-former member. Matthew Fenner says that he joined Word of Faith Fellowship in Spindale, NC, with his mother and brother in 2010, but that he fled on... More »

Man Fined $4K for Giving the Thumbs-Up on Facebook

Could be a first in Switzerland, or anywhere

(Newser) - Be careful what you like online, especially if you're in Switzerland—it may get you in trouble for defamation. In what Fortune reports could be a first, a court there has fined an unidentified man the equivalent of more than $4,000 after he liked defamatory comments on Facebook... More »

Shia LaBeouf Is Being Sued for $5M by a Bartender

He was refused service, allegedly called bartender a racist

(Newser) - An April incident that already got Shia LaBeouf bad press may also get him in legal trouble. On April 5, the actor and his wife, Mia Goth, were at Jerry's Famous Deli in Los Angeles when LaBeouf allegedly screamed at a bartender after he refused to serve drinks to... More »

Woman Sues Candymaker for Its Sugar-Filled Jelly Beans

Jelly Belly's response: This is 'nonsense'

(Newser) - Most people know that jelly beans contain sugar. A California woman, however, says she was left in the dark and now wants retribution. Jessica Gomez says she purchased Jelly Belly's Sport Beans—advertised as a supplement for carbohydrates, electrolytes, and vitamins—believing the candy had a lot less sugar... More »

Muslim Customer Sues Little Caesars for $100M

Mohamad Bazzi ordered 'halal' pepperoni, but claims he got pork

(Newser) - A Muslim man claims he was served and accidentally ate pork, a food prohibited in his religion, after ordering a halal pepperoni pizza advertised at Little Caesars. And he plans on making the franchise pay up. The Detroit News reports that Mohamad Bazzi, 32, saw a sign in the window... More »

Suit: Sex Scenes Were 'Factor' in Heard-Depp Divorce

Heard says they were inserted in film without her permission

(Newser) - What caused Johnny Depp's explosive divorce from Amber Heard? According to the producers of one of Heard's movies, the film's sex scenes played a role. The producers of London Fields, as yet unreleased, are suing Heard for allegedly refusing to promote it. They say she "falsely"... More »

PayPal Sues Pandora Over Logo

Mobile app icon is way too similar to PayPal's, company argues

(Newser) - Pandora unveiled a new logo for its mobile app in October, and PayPal is now suing over it, saying it looks too similar to the logo PayPal uses on its own mobile app, the New York Post reports. Gizmodo has a comparison of the icons—a single P for Pandora... More »

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