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Librarian Wins Lawsuit Against Equifax After Huge Data Breach

The largely symbolic suit won Vermont librarian Jessamyn West $600

(Newser) - A Vermont librarian who sued consumer credit bureau giant Equifax following a massive 2017 breach of private data has been awarded $600. The largely symbolic suit by Jessamyn West was her way of showing people they have the power to arm themselves in the fight for data security, even when... More »

Woman Wins $10K for Windows 10 Upgrade

Unwanted upgrade left her computer unusable

(Newser) - A California travel agent has won $10,000 from Microsoft after she says her computer attempted to download Windows 10, then became unusable. Teri Goldstein says she called Microsoft's technical support, read support forums, and visited a Microsoft store in August 2015 after her computer began to crash and... More »

Mila Kunis, Ashton Kutcher Respond to Chicken Lawsuit

Needless to say, Kunis denies stealing Ukrainian girl's chicken

(Newser) - Today in the Bizarre Lawsuit Dept.: A Ukrainian woman is suing Mila Kunis for allegedly stealing a chicken 25 years ago. Kristina Karo says Kunis made off with her pet, "Doggie," when they were both young girls in Ukraine, People reports. Karo's small-claims suit further explains that... More »

Why You Should Love Judge Judy

There's a reason Sheindlin is on top, argues Rebecca Buckwalter-Poza

(Newser) - The strongest female lead on television has been there for 19 years: Judith Sheindlin. Judge Judy earned its highest rating in 11 years to begin February sweeps, according to TVNewsCheck , and the show was recently renewed through 2017, with good reason. "Sheindlin hears and protects the reasonable American's... More »

Car Owner Spurns Lawyers, Takes On Honda Herself

She's going to small-claims court over hybrid mileage

(Newser) - The Los Angeles Times says it has the potential to become a "small-claims flash mob"—and a major headache for the auto industry along with attorneys looking for a fat payday: A California woman is spurning a proposed class-action settlement and instead taking Honda to small-claims court because... More »

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