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Lawyer Thinks New DNA Analysis Will Absolve Avery

Appellate court must approve the testing first

(Newser) - Steven Avery's lawyer is confident his fate is not yet sealed. A leading expert is willing to use a new form of DNA analysis on human bones found in the Manitowoc County-owned gravel pit next to Avery's Wisconsin property, which "will prove [Teresa Halbach's] murder and... More »

He Spawned 'The Carlton.' He Doesn't Want Fortnite Using It

Alfonso Ribeiro is suing maker of 'most popular video game in the world'

(Newser) - The "most popular video game" in the world is accused of hijacking a longtime popular dance move—and the actor who spawned it is suing. NBC News reports Alfonso Ribeiro, who played Carlton Banks on the '90s sitcom The Fresh Prince of Bel-Air, has filed a complaint against... More »

Man Sues Airlines After 'Humiliating Public Spectacle'

Actor got pinky finger stuck in armrest

(Newser) - An actor who suffered what he says was a painful and humiliating experience on a flight from Reno to Los Angeles is suing American Airlines and SkyWest. Stephen Keys says one of his pinky fingers became stuck in an armrest for almost an hour on the September flight, USA Today... More »

Woman Taking Hormones Gets Jailed as a Man

Fior Pichardo de Veloz's lawsuit can proceed, court rules; she was taking pills for menopause

(Newser) - Fior Pichardo de Veloz flew in to Miami from the Dominican Republic in 2013 to witness the birth of her grandchild. Instead, she found herself arrested on a drug charge she didn't realize was outstanding—and locked up for almost 10 hours with male inmates after being mistakenly classified... More »

Note on Napkin Will Cost Woman $850K

Jury rules against former owner of the 'Anchorage Daily News'

(Newser) - An Alaska jury has ordered the buyer of a news website to make good on a payment promise she had scrawled on a cocktail napkin, the AP reports. The Anchorage Daily News reports that jurors on Thursday ordered Alice Rogoff to pay more than $850,000 to Tony Hopfinger. Rogoff... More »

Blind Man Sues Playboy Over Its Website

In this case, it's all about the articles

(Newser) - A new lawsuit claims there's a big problem with Playboy's website: it's not accessible to the blind. The suit, though, isn't about racy photos. Donald Nixon, who is legally blind, filed the class-action suit on Wednesday, arguing Playboy.com and Playboyshop.com aren't compatible with... More »

David vs. Goliath Beer Suit Ends With a Settlement

MillerCoors comes to 'amicable' agreement with Pabst Brewing Co., PBR will continue to flow

(Newser) - MillerCoors and Pabst Brewing Co. settled a lawsuit Wednesday in which the hipster's brand of choice claimed the bigger brewer lied about its ability to continue brewing Pabst's beers to put that company out of business. The settlement came as jurors were ending their second day of deliberations... More »

7 Families Sue Suspected School Shooter's Parents

They didn't do enough to keep guns away from Dimitrios Pagourtzis: suit

(Newser) - Sabika Sheikh's parents saw it as an opportunity. Sending their daughter to the US as an exchange student from Pakistan could give her a leg up in a later career in business or diplomacy , Abdul Aziz and Farah Naz thought. Three weeks before she was to complete her school... More »

'Unbelievable Mistake' in Treating Man's Lung Leads to Suit

Family of the late William Hannah suing UK hospital after lung was washed with detergent

(Newser) - A UK hospital made an "appalling" error right before a 68-year-old died there, says his daughter, and now she and her family are suing the hospital for it. William Hannah passed away in September 2017 at Salford Royal Hospital while being treated after a car accident that had left... More »

Family Sues for $15M After Body Used for Medical Practice

11 workers took turns inserting tubes

(Newser) - The family of a man used for medical practice by 11 fire department employees as his body lay on the station floor is suing the city of Bellingham, Wash., for more than $15 million. The employees have admitted practicing intubation, the insertion and removal of breathing tubes, on the body... More »

Woman Sues Hospital for Keeping a Secret

Englishwoman says she should have known about her father's Huntington's Disease

(Newser) - A woman who inherited Huntington's Disease is suing a London hospital for not divulging that her father had the degenerative illness, the Guardian reports. Still unidentified, the woman says she would have aborted her child if she'd known, and now worries for the future of her 8-year-old daughter—... More »

A Hospital Ignored Her Purple Bracelet. Now She's Suing

Jamie Sams says she made her DNR wishes clear

(Newser) - Jamie Sams is alive, and she's suing over that fact. The Albuquerque Journal reports the New Mexico woman has sued Christus St. Vincent Regional Medical Center over what she alleges were two acts of negligence that occurred at the Santa Fe hospital in 2016. Per the suit, Sams went... More »

Unhappy Dad Sues McDonald's Over Happy Meals

Father's complaint on toys cites Quebec law against marketing to kids under 13

(Newser) - Antonio Bramante doesn't see the "happy" in one of McDonald's most famous offerings. The Canadian dad of three says he's cajoled every couple of weeks to take his little ones to McDonald's, and he figures he's forked over hundreds of dollars on Happy Meals.... More »

Passenger Injured by Obese Fellow Flyer, Suit Claims

A man who flew British Airways two years ago is now suing the company

(Newser) - A plane passenger who flew British Airways from Bangkok to London nearly three years ago is now suing the airline over claims being seated beside an obese person has left with him lasting physical injuries. Per USA Today , Stephen Prosser told UK court officials that he was on a January... More »

Fox News Sides With CNN on Jim Acosta-Trump Flap

'Secret Service passes for working White House journalists should never be weaponized'

(Newser) - Fox News on Wednesday came out in support of CNN's suit against the Trump administration in a bid to get back Jim Acosta's "hard pass." Its statement, from Fox News President Jay Wallace:
  • "Fox News supports CNN in its legal effort to regain its
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NFL Hall of Famer Sues Pizza Joint for Racial Discrimination

Lem Barney says he and his wife were denied service

(Newser) - Former Detroit Lions Hall of Famer Lem Barney and his wife are suing a Detroit-area pizza chain for racial discrimination after being refused service, the AP reports. The lawsuit filed in federal court Monday says Lem and Jacqueline Barney went to Happy's Pizza in Commerce Township Nov. 2. The... More »

Airline Sued Over Flight Attendant Brawl

American Airlines worker says she was dragged down the aisle by her scarf

(Newser) - In an incident that somehow failed to become a viral video, an American Airlines flight attendant was dragged down the aisle by her scarf during a clash with another flight attendant, according to a lawsuit filed in federal court. In the lawsuit, Kathy Ida Wolfe claims Laura Powers "maliciously... More »

Pabst, MillerCoors Are Going to Court

Pabst says its very existence relies on MillerCoors

(Newser) - Pabst Brewing Company and MillerCoors are going to trial, with hipster favorite Pabst contending that MillerCoors wants to put it out of business by ending a longstanding partnership through which it brews Pabst's beers, the AP reports. The case has high stakes for Pabst, whose lawyers argue that the... More »

Buyer Sees Opportunity After Fire Station Mistakenly Sold

Rather than fork over $1.1M, a Swedish town is suing

(Newser) - A town in northern Sweden is in a heated fight to get its fire station back after it accidentally sold it. The municipality of Storuman sold several buildings to a private real estate group in 2014, unaware its fire station had been added to the property register listing two years... More »

JK Rowling Sues Her Former Assistant

'Harry Potter' author says woman used business credit card to buy stuff for herself, including cats

(Newser) - A woman who worked as JK Rowling's personal assistant for more than three years allegedly used a business credit card issued to her by the Harry Potter author to buy stuff for herself—lots of stuff. In a new lawsuit against Amanda Donaldson, Rowling says her former employee benefited... More »

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