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  • Scared Man Who Sued Over ‘Haunted House’ Loses in Court

    11/26/2015 12:38:19 PM PST · by DogByte6RER · 64 replies
    SF Gate ^ | November 25, 2015 | Bob Egelko
    Scared man who sued over 'haunted house' loses in court People who go to "haunted house" attractions to be scared shouldn't be surprised when they're scared, a state court of appeals has ruled. A state appeals court has given precedent-setting status to a ruling that gave the scary mansions the same legal status as ski lodges, bumper cars and other commercial recreational facilities: They're not responsible for injuries caused by an "inherent risk" of the activity. In this case, the court said, that risk was the terror Scott Griffin experienced after leaving what he thought was the exit gate of...
  • Maddow Blasts Law Requiring Aurora Shooting Victim's Parents To Pay Gun Manufacturers

    05/22/2015 2:26:38 PM PDT · by Responsibility2nd · 123 replies
    Huff Po ^ | 05/22/2015 | Garbiel Arana
    ~snip~ Maddow opened her show with heart-rending footage of the Aurora trial. She highlighted the testimony of Brenton Lowak, whose friend Jessica Ghawi -- a 24-year-old aspiring sports reporter -- died in the shooting. ~snip~ The parents unsuccessfully sued the retailers who made the firearm that killed their daughter. Colorado state law requires that plaintiffs who sue the manufacturers of gun products pay the companies' legal fees if they lose. “That’s not a typo,” Maddow said, adding, “The mother and father of the victim who died in the Aurora mass shooting have just been ordered to pay a quarter-million dollars...
  • Judge says transgender man has plausible case he was mistreated at hospital

    03/20/2015 12:11:01 PM PDT · by NetAddicted · 20 replies
    Star Tribune ^ | 3/20/2015 | Randy Furst
    Jakob Rumble was in severe pain when he came to the emergency room of Fairview Southdale Hospital in Edina with his mother. What happened next provoked a federal lawsuit by the West St. Paul resident and a decision by U.S. District Judge Susan Richard Nelson that is being hailed by national transgender and gay rights organizations. Nelson ruled this week that Rumble, who identifies himself as a transgender man, has built a “plausible” case that he was a victim of discrimination and mistreatment by an emergency room doctor on the basis of gender identity. She denied a motion by the...
  • McDonald's sued for $1.5 mil by customer after employee called 'Angel' only gave him one NAPKIN

    02/28/2014 12:26:11 PM PST · by matt04 · 54 replies
    A McDonald's customer is suing the fast food restaurant for $1.5million because he was given only one napkin with his meal. Webster Lucas claims he is now unable to work because of the 'undue mental anguish' and 'emotional distress' caused by the incident. He launched the lawsuit following a row with the store manager at the outlet in Pacoima, California, on January 29. Tempers seem to have flared after Mr Lucas complained that he had received just a single paper towel with his Quarter Pounder Deluxe. Mr Lucas, who is African-American, says the he was racially abused by the manager...
  • Disgruntled worker who is ‘not a female or a male’ sues for $518,682 over PRONOUNS

    02/09/2014 8:48:34 AM PST · by Rusty0604 · 79 replies
    Daily Caller ^ | 02/09/2014 | Eric Owens
    A person in Oregon named Valeria Jones is suing catering company Bon Appétit Management for $518,682 because coworkers used female names in reference to Jones despite the fact that Jones had continually expressed the desire to be addressed only with gender neutral pronouns. Some of the terms the coworkers called Jones included, for example, “little lady,” “lady” and “miss,” reports The Oregonian. The coworkers said Jones looked like a woman—possibly some unidentified female celebrity Jones’s lawsuit, filed this week in Multnomah County Circuit Court by Portland attorney Donel Courtney, doesn’t identify the pronoun Jones prefers. The Oregonian suggests that people...
  • Lawsuit calls Georgia's 'Stand Your Ground' law unconstitutional

    11/05/2013 8:27:58 PM PST · by Tailgunner Joe · 22 replies
    reuters.com ^ | November 05, 2013 | David Beasley
    A national coalition led by the Reverend Jesse Jackson Sr. is seeking to have Georgia's "Stand Your Ground" statute ruled unconstitutional, arguing in a federal lawsuit filed late Monday that the law discriminates against minorities. The 2006 law, which allows citizens to use deadly force in self-defense if they feel threatened, harms black people because they are often perceived by society as more dangerous than other racial groups, Jackson's Rainbow PUSH Coalition said in the suit filed in Atlanta. "All Georgians, and particularly those of color, will be compelled to at all times prove that they are not taking part...
  • Woman sues McDonald’s after hot coffee spills on her lap (not again)

    10/26/2013 7:29:56 PM PDT · by Olog-hai · 85 replies
    KDVR, Fox 31, Denver ^ | 3:54 pm, October 25, 2013 | David Mitchell
    A woman from Clovis, Calif. is suing McDonald’s for negligence after hot coffee she bought at the fast food restaurant spilled on her lap and burned her. The attorney for 74-year-old Joan Fino says settlement talks between his client and McDonald’s ended Thursday without an agreement. … Fino says coffee spilled on her lap at the drive-up window and gave her second degree burns in her groin area. …
  • Man sues pope: Church bells ruined my marriage

    09/06/2013 8:36:35 AM PDT · by JoeProBono · 47 replies
    wnd ^ | 9/5/03 | Joe Kovacs
    A Rhode Island man has filed a federal lawsuit against Pope Francis and others, claiming the frequent bell-ringing of the Catholic church across the street has disrupted his life so much, it helped precipitate the demise of his marriage. John Devaney, 64, of Narragansett, R.I., lives directly across from the picturesque St. Thomas More Catholic Church. “The bells have been going off 700 times a week, very loud volume, and it’s been going on for too long,” he told the Providence Journal in a videotaped interview. “I’m not getting any response back from the people that control the bell-ringing.” “First...
  • Rangel sues Boehner seeking to overturn House Ethics censure

    04/22/2013 2:34:19 PM PDT · by jazusamo · 57 replies
    The Hill ^ | April 22, 2013 | Mike Lillis
    Rep. Charles Rangel (D-N.Y.) is suing Speaker John Boehner (R-Ohio) and six other lawmakers, charging that they mishandled the Ethics investigation that led to his public censure in late 2010. In a complaint filed Monday in federal court in Washington D.C., Rangel claims the Ethics Committee that investigated his alleged wrongdoing are guilty of "numerous flagrant, knowing and intentional violations" of his due process rights. House members who approved his censure were "knowingly deceived" by the committee leaders – including then-Chairman Zoe Lofgren (D-Calif.) and ranking member Jo Bonner (R-Ala.) – into thinking that the probe "had been conducted in...
  • Black Family Claims Disneyland Character Refused To Touch Their Kids

    ANAHEIM (CBSLA.com) — An African American family sued Disneyland after the actor who portrayed the White Rabbit character from “Alice in Wonderland” allegedly refused to hug or touch their children because of their skin color. Jason and Annelia Black of San Diego County said the person in the rabbit costume also acted impatiently as their young kids posed for a picture at the Anaheim theme park. The Blacks, however, said it was a different scene when a Caucasian family arrived.
  • Arguments begin in case of minister accused of ‘crimes against humanity’ for homosexuality remarks

    01/08/2013 11:51:43 AM PST · by Morgana · 13 replies
    lsn ^ | 1.8.2013 | Kirsten Andersen
    Lawyers for a Massachusetts pastor have asked a federal judge to dismiss a lawsuit filed against him by a foreign homosexual advocacy group accusing him of “crimes against humanity.” During a 90-minute hearing on Monday in U.S. District Court, Judge Michael Ponsor said the lawsuit filed by Sexual Minorities Uganda (SMUG) against Springfield-based minister Scott Lively poses a test of free-speech protection and the rights of sexual minorities to equal protection under the law. Ponsor heard arguments from lawyers representing both Lively and SMUG. SMUG, represented in court by the George Soros-funded “Center for Constitutional Rights (CCR),” accused Lively of...
  • Scott Lively's lawyers file 109-page response to international "gay" lawsuit against him

    07/06/2012 5:47:12 PM PDT · by massmike · 2 replies
    massresistance.com ^ | 07/06/2012 | n/a
    Scott Lively and the pro-family law firm Liberty Counsel filed a 109-page response to the bizarre and frightening international "human rights" lawsuit filed against him last March, as well as a motion to dismiss the case. On March 14, 2012, a Soros-funded New York-based far-left advocacy organization called the "Center for Constitutional Rights" (CCR) filed a 47-page lawsuit in Federal District Court in Springfield, Massachusetts against Pastor Scott Lively. Lively is accused of inciting murder, torture, and other civil rights violations in Uganda. They claim that Lively's meetings and conversations with church leaders and public officials on pro-family issues in...
  • Prison Inmate Sues Hospital Over Circumcision As A Newborn

    04/17/2012 2:25:45 PM PDT · by DogByte6RER · 29 replies
    KWTX ^ | April 17, 2012 | KWTX
    Prison Inmate Sues Hospital Over Circumcision As A Newborn SIOUX FALLS, S.D. (April 17, 2012)--South Dakota prison inmate Dean Cochrun is suing the hospital where he was circumcised as a newborn, claiming the procedure has robbed him of his sexual prowess. The suit asks for $1,000 in compensatory and punitive damages. Cochrun is acting as his own lawyer. The lawsuit also requests that his circumcision be reversed.

    01/26/2012 8:46:40 AM PST · by SWAMPSNIPER · 87 replies
    self | Jan 26,2012 | swampsniper
    I just turned Neal Boortz off, he came on ridiculing today's legal eligibility proceedings in Georgia. This isn't the first time he has pi$$ed me off but he showed his a$$ big time today.
  • Failed Democrat Pol Sues Critics Over Election Loss

    10/25/2011 10:30:09 AM PDT · by jakerobins · 40 replies
    There's nothing quite like a politician scorned. When voters in Ohio's 1st Congressional District threw Democrat Steve Driehaus out of office after only one term, he did not bow out gracefully. No, he decided to get even. So he did what anyone does in today's culture: he sued somebody. Charging that its activities contributed to his defeat and thus to his "loss of livelihood," Driehaus is suing the Susan B. Anthony List, a group that supports pro-life candidates for Congress and which has been one of the leading and most effective organizations involved in the fight to cut off federal...
  • Birthers Sue Esquire Over Parody, Seeking More than $200 Million

    06/29/2011 2:36:33 PM PDT · by Berlin_Freeper · 27 replies
    blogs.forbes.com ^ | June 29, 2011 | Jeff Bercovici
    Farah, the CEO of WorldNetDaily.com, and Corsi, author of “Where’s the Birth Certificate? The Case That Barack Obama Is Not Eligible to Be President,” have filed suit against Hearst, Esquire magazine and writer Mark Warren over a satirical article that they say defamed them and damaged their business interests. They’re seeking compensatory damages of $100 million and punitive damages of $20 million, plus legal costs. [Update: As a commenter points out, that's only for one of the five counts; the full amount sought totals more than $285 million.]
  • Michigan Inmate Sues State Over Prison's Porn Ban

    07/04/2011 5:34:16 AM PDT · by ilovesarah2012 · 6 replies
    foxnews.com ^ | July 4, 2011
    A Michigan inmate is suing Gov. Rick Snyder and the state over his prison's ban on pornographic materials, claiming he is being subjected to cruel and unusual punishment, the Detroit News reported. In a handwritten lawsuit filed June 10 in US District Court in Detroit, Kyle Richards said the porn ban has "been used as a method of 'psychological warfare' against prisoners, in order to both destroy the morale of inmates and break the spirit of individuals." The Macomb County jail where Richards is imprisoned does not allow inmates to possess porn, the newspaper reported. However, instead of suing the...
  • Activist sues Sarah Palin for $100K over traffic [Moonbats in flight]

    04/30/2011 9:21:20 AM PDT · by Slings and Arrows · 31 replies · 1+ views
    Yahoo! ^ | Sat Apr 30 | BECKY BOHRER
    JUNEAU, Alaska – An activist is suing Sarah Palin for at least $100,000, claiming she undertook a campaign to "punish, embarrass, discredit and silence" him while she was Alaska's governor. The lawsuit was filed in state court by Chip Thoma and first reported by TMZ.com. Palin's attorney, John Tiemessen, called the complaint frivolous and said it was filed "merely for the purpose of harassment." "The governor's actions and statements regarding this matter are a matter of public record and governed by the long standing doctrine of executive immunity from tort claims," he said in an email late Friday. "Like all...
  • Attorney, Client Face Sanction for Pursuing 9/11 Conspiracy Suit

    04/27/2011 9:27:58 PM PDT · by Behind Liberal Lines · 11 replies
    New York Law Journal ^ | April 28, 2011 | Brendan Pierson
    A federal appellate court has ordered an army specialist and her attorney to show cause why they should not be sanctioned for bringing a frivolous suit accusing former Vice President Dick Cheney, former Secretary of Defense Donald Rumsfeld and former Chairman of the Joint Chiefs of Staff Richard Myers of orchestrating the Sept. 11, 2001, terror attacks. In Gallop v. Cheney, 10-1241, a panel of the U.S. Court of Appeals for the Second Circuit yesterday affirmed the dismissal of the case by Southern District Judge Denny Chin, and gave April Gallop and her attorney, William W. Veale, 30 days to...
  • Texting woman falls in fountain, files lawsuit

    01/20/2011 1:09:07 PM PST · by speciallybland · 102 replies
    ABC News ^ | 01/19/2011
    FRESNO, California (KFSN) -- Earlier this week ABC30 showed you video of a woman who mistakenly fell into the fountain at a Pennsylvania mall, because she was distracted by text messaging. Well now that woman is suing the mall for not helping her. The video has received more than 1.5 million views since it went viral on YouTube last week. The woman in the video, Cathy Cruz Marrero, doesn't think the video is very funny. She claims she could have gotten seriously hurt and that the security guards should have helped instead of laugh. "I'm just like dumbfounded. And all...
  • Sherrod announces Suit against Breitbart

    08/24/2010 7:38:34 AM PDT · by Marty62 · 56 replies · 1+ views
    Fox News Coverage of Presser- USDA | 8-24-2010 | Presser
    Well the USDA offered Sherrod a "special" position. she turned it down. Interestingly, Vilsack said she wanted settlement of the Pig... Lawsuit of which she is a plantiff. When asked about Breitbart, she said a Lawsuit would be forthcoming. HUMMMMMMMMMMMMMM.
  • Accused teen sues dead woman’s estate

    08/04/2010 8:11:53 AM PDT · by MissTed · 14 replies · 1+ views
    Daily Inter Lake (MT) ^ | 8/1/10 | LYNNETTE HINTZE
    In an unusual legal maneuver, Justine Winter — the Evergreen teenager charged with deliberate homicide in the traffic deaths of Erin Thompson and her 13-year-old son — has sued Thompson’s estate and the construction company that built the U.S. 93 overpass at Church Drive where the accident occurred. Winter, 17, with her father, Randy Winter, filed the lawsuit in Flathead County District Court July 15 against Knife River Corp., Western Traffic Control Inc., Mountain West Holding Co. and the estate of Erin Thompson. The complaint lists Thompson’s husband, Jason Thompson, as personal representative of the estate. * The lawsuit was...
  • Conservative website among 3 sued over R-J copyrights (Free Republic sued AGAIN)

    07/20/2010 11:52:30 AM PDT · by Lazamataz · 241 replies · 1+ views
    Las Vegas Sun ^ | Tuesday, July 20, 2010 | 9:12 a.m. | By Steve Green
    A conservative news-sharing website with plenty of experience in dealing with copyright issues has been sued for copyright infringement after Las Vegas Review-Journal stories allegedly were posted on its site. Free Republic LLC, James C. Robinson and John Robinson, who are associated with the website www.freerepublic.com in Fresno, Calif., were sued in federal court in Las Vegas on Monday over the postings.
  • Fruit Roll-Ups maker General Mills slammed with lawsuit, saying popular snack is 'unhealthy'

    07/01/2010 9:34:42 AM PDT · by MissTed · 106 replies
    The NY Daily News ^ | 6/29/10 | Scott Shifrel
    A Brooklyn woman has filed a lawsuit against General Mills, accusing the food giant of making misleading health claims about the popular kid snack Fruit Roll-Ups. In the class action filed Tuesday in Manhattan Federal Court, Payton McClure says the company lies when it says the rollups, along with Fruit by the Foot and Fruit Gushers, are naturally flavored, low fat, and "a good source of Vitamin C." "Unfortunately for consumers and, including children, all these claims are false and misleading," the $5 million suit says. Court papers say General Mills failed to note on packaging that it uses partially...
  • Court Smacks Andree McLeod For Frivolous Lawsuit (Anothor Frivolous Lawsuit Against Palin Tossed)

    06/24/2010 5:55:42 AM PDT · by DB9 · 29 replies
    C4P ^ | June 24, 2010 | Doug Brady
    The anklebiters in Alaska have attacked Sarah Palin on a number of ridiculous grounds, many of which we have chronicled here at C4P. For example, see here and here. One of the more common accusations has been that somehow Governor Palin's reliance on Todd Palin as a close advisor was illegal or unethical. Indeed, one of the memes the LSM made is that Todd Palin was the "shadow Governor" or something simply because he provided input and guidance to his wife. Of course, the same lunatics making the accusation never questioned Hillary Clinton's close advisory relationship with President (and Governor)...
  • Unreal: Mexico joins lawsuits against Arizona over new immigration law

    06/22/2010 6:09:12 PM PDT · by Rational Thought · 28 replies
    Hotair ^ | 06/22/2010 | Allahpundit
    In a legal brief supporting one of the lawsuits, Mexico argued that the measure is unconstitutional and “raises substantial challenges to the bilateral diplomatic relations between Mexico and the U.S.” More than 20 million Mexican workers, tourists and students were lawfully allowed into the United States throughout 2009, said the brief, and the government is worried Mexicans will be discriminated against because of racial profiling. “Mexico is gravely concerned that (Arizona’s law) will lead to … detentions of Mexican citizens without regard to whether they have taken any actions or exhibited any behavior indicating they are guilty of a crime,”...
  • Activist Group Threatens Lawsuit Unless Happy Meal Toys Banned

    06/22/2010 12:29:56 PM PDT · by HandsOffMyFreedom · 35 replies · 1+ views
    Nanny State Liberation Front ^ | June 22, 2010 | NSLF
    Taking the Santa Clara County, Calif. Happy Meal toy ban to the national level, a radical consumer activist group is threatening to sue McDonald’s if it continues to include toys in kids meals. “McDonald’s is the stranger in the playground handing out candy to children,” said Center for Science in the Public Interest’s (CSPI) litigation director Stephen Gardner. “McDonald’s use of toys undercuts parental authority and exploits young children’s developmental immaturity—all this to induce children to prefer foods that may harm their health. It’s a creepy and predatory practice that warrants an injunction.” Gardner couldn’t be more wrong in his...
  • Arizona police officer sues over immigration law [Officer Martin H. Escobar ] [ Dual Citizen? ]

    04/29/2010 2:04:32 PM PDT · by NoLibZone · 24 replies · 962+ views
    CNN ^ | 4-29-10 | CNN Wire Staff
    <p>A police officer in Tucson, Arizona, filed a lawsuit against the state's governor Thursday over a new immigration law.</p> <p>Officer Martin H. Escobar says in the lawsuit that there are no "race-neutral criteria or basis to suspect or identify who is lawfully in the United States."</p>
  • Miami Lawyer Sues Man Over eBay Feedback

    04/11/2010 12:32:04 PM PDT · by nickcarraway · 50 replies · 1,630+ views
    NBC Miami ^ | Sun, Apr 11, 2010 | Janie Campbell
    Dear Elliot Miller: your feedback is currently 98.8%. That's good. Get over it.Just when you thought that set of flamingo-themed flatware was a questionable enough buy on eBay, your business might be even more risky: the seller could be a Miami lawyer. Mike Steadman paid $44 for a "working" time clock for his small Cape Canaveral welding business in November 2008, but it didn't work -- and now he's out $7,000 in legal fees, without representation, and still facing a pending $15,000 defamation lawsuit from seller Elliot Miller, an attorney living in a $3 million dollar waterfront home on Miami...
  • Judge Nixes Lesbian Teen’s Demand to Attend Official School Prom

    03/25/2010 1:47:21 PM PDT · by NYer · 28 replies · 1,309+ views
    Life Site ^ | March 25, 2010 | Peter J. Smith
    ABERDEEN, Mississippi, March 25, 2010 (LifeSiteNews.com) – A federal judge has denied a lesbian student’s request that he force a Mississippi school district to re-sponsor a prom that it canceled when the student threatened litigation if she were not permitted to wear a tuxedo and bring her lesbian partner.Although U.S. District Judge Glen H. Davidson agreed that Constance McMillen had demonstrated the burden of proof that she had a likelihood of winning her case on First Amendment grounds, he denied a motion for a preliminary injunction to force the Itawamba County school district to sponsor the prom, saying that it...
  • Armrest bonks cellphone user on head during movie: lawsuit

    03/25/2010 1:48:14 PM PDT · by Free ThinkerNY · 22 replies · 719+ views
    suntimes.com ^ | March 24, 2010 | LISA DONOVAN
    This is a cautionary tale about the perils of answering a cellphone in a theater as the movie's rolling. Taj Showers, settling in for a matinee with her 10-year-old son, did just that as The Incredible Hulk was doing his thing on the big screen. She clicked her vibrating phone and hunched forward to "discreetly" hold her conversation, according to a lawsuit filed Wednesday in Cook County Circuit Court. But it was as she was leaning forward, her head tilted to the side that an upright armrest fell in to position -- bonking her so hard, she says, that she...
  • Lindsay Lohan takes swipe at E-Trade babies (LOL)

    03/09/2010 3:13:33 PM PST · by Alistair Stratford IV · 58 replies · 984+ views
    <p>MINEOLA, N.Y. — Lindsay Lohan is feuding with the E-Trade babies.</p> <p>The actress has filed a $100 million lawsuit claiming a television ad for the Wall Street firm that aired during the Super Bowl and Olympics was modeled after her.</p>
  • Wi-Fi Foe Sues Neighbor for Using Electronics (Electromagnetic Sensitivity )

    01/11/2010 8:04:30 AM PST · by Dallas59 · 160 replies · 4,073+ views
    TMC.Net ^ | 1/08/2010 | TNC News
    (Santa Fe New Mexican, The (NM) Via Acquire Media NewsEdge) Jan. 8--A Santa Fe man who says he suffers from electromagnetic sensitivity is suing his next-door neighbor for refusing to turn off her cell phone and other electronic devices. Arthur Firstenberg, who has actively opposed the proliferation of wireless systems in public buildings, claims he has been made homeless by Raphaela Monribot's rejection of his requests. "Within a day of (Monribot) moving in, I began to feel sick when I was in my house," Firstenberg wrote in his affidavit. "(Monribot's) house is located 25 feet from my house. Further, because...
  • Rep. Grayson wants to send critic to jail for five years

    12/18/2009 3:32:00 PM PST · by Justaham · 95 replies · 3,578+ views
    orlandosentinel.com/ ^ | 12-18-09 | Mark Matthews
    WASHINGTON — Not everyone thinks imitation is the best form of flattery. In fact, U.S. Rep. Alan Grayson of Orlando took such offense at a parody website aimed at unseating him that the freshman Democrat has asked that U.S. Attorney General Eric Holder investigate the Lake County activist who started the anti-Grayson website “mycongressmanisnuts.com.” Specifically, Grayson accuses Republican activist Angie Langley of lying to federal elections. His four-page complaint highlights the fact that the Clermont resident lives outside his district, but that Langley still uses the term “my” in “mycongressmanisnuts.com.” “Ms. Langley has deliberately masqueraded as a constituent of mine,...
  • Judge Land’s hard on Orly Taitz, Esq. It’ll cost her $20,000

    10/13/2009 10:39:05 AM PDT · by GoldStandard · 162 replies · 7,887+ views
    The Atlanta Journal-Constitution ^ | 10/13/2009 | Jay Bookman
    U.S. District Court Judge Clay Land, in Columbus, has come down hard on birther attorney Orly Taitz, fining her $20,000 for willfully abusing her right to practice law. I suspect Taitz won’t have that right much longer. “The Court finds that counsel’s conduct was willful and not merely negligent. It demonstrates bad faith on her part. As an attorney, she is deemed to have known better. She owed a duty to follow the rules and to respect the Court. Counsel’s pattern of conduct conclusively establishes that she did not mistakenly violate a provision of law. She knowingly violated Rule 11....
  • O'Reilly, Hannity reach out to ACORN camera duo

    09/25/2009 1:44:58 PM PDT · by nickcarraway · 19 replies · 1,295+ views
    Baltimore Sun ^ | SEPTEMBER 25, 2009 | David Zurawik
    O'Reilly, Hannity reach out to ACORN camera duo It was fascinating to see the reaction on Fox News Thursday night to the announcement that ACORN was suing the filmmakers Hannah Giles and James O'Keefe, along with the Web site Breitbart.com, over the hidden camera recording that the two did at an agency office in Baltimore. There was Bill O'Reilly offering his sympathy to Andrew Breitbart, the founder of the Web site that first put the film online. "I'm sorry you have to go through this, Andrew, I know it's unpleasant," O'Reilly said in opening the interview. Sound sympathetic enough, you...
  • ACORN Will Regret Filing Lawsuit

    09/24/2009 3:03:57 PM PDT · by holy joe · 110 replies · 4,190+ views
    Newmax ^ | September 24, 2009 | James Hirsen
    ACORN has announced its lawsuit against filmmakers James O'Keefe and Hannah Giles, and columnist Andrew Breitbart for what it alleges was "illegal videotaping" of ACORN employees in Baltimore. So the head of the group has gone from blasting the filmmakers, then praising them for helping ACORN uncover corruption, to now, suing them. The suit was filed in the Circuit Court in Baltimore where sympathetic juries are available. In addition, ACORN wants preliminary and permanent injunctions to stop any other pesky videotapes from coming out. It also is seeking damages that could be as high as $7 million. The video shows...
  • Parents Sue Dunkin' Donuts After Rogue Hash Brown Burns Toddler

    09/15/2009 9:55:18 AM PDT · by kingattax · 48 replies · 1,790+ views
    The Consumerist ^ | Sep 13 2009 | Laura Northrup
    Continuing this weekend's unintentional theme of "toddlers and food service," today we bring you the sad tale of a Quincy, Mass. 23-month-old whose parents are suing Dunkin' Donuts after he was burned by a hash brown. A hash brown that fell out of his mouth and onto his neck. "It took only seconds for the extremely high temperature of the interior portion of the food item to severely burn and blister (Cullen's) skin," attorney Joseph K. Curran Jr. wrote in a complaint filed in Norfolk Superior Court. Before handing the hash brown to her son to eat, the boy's mother,...
  • Hero who has Captured 12,000 Illegals sued for $32 Million by Illegals

    02/09/2009 1:55:16 PM PST · by Reagan 2.0 · 53 replies · 2,174+ views
    Examiner.com ^ | 2-9-09 | Scott Martin
    This would almost be comedic in its audacity if it weren't so contrary to all that America stands for. 16 felonious, lawbreaking, illegal immigrants are suing an Arizona rancher who has captured 12,000 trespassing illegal immigrants on his property over the last decade. The illegals seek $32 million for "conspiring to violate their civil rights when he stopped them at gunpoint on his ranch on the U.S.-Mexico border." Roger Barnett, 64, began rounding up illegal immigrants in 1998 and turning them over to the U.S. Border Patrol, he said, after they destroyed his property, killed his calves and broke into...
  • Judge Allows Ban of Book Depicting Happy Cuban Communist Children

    02/05/2009 10:40:13 PM PST · by Steelfish · 14 replies · 513+ views
    Judge Allows Ban of Book Depicting Happy Cuban Communist Children Thursday, February 05, 2009 ATLANTA — Miami school officials can remove from library shelves a book about Cuba that depicts smiling children in communist uniforms but avoids mention of problems in the country, a federal appeals court ruled Thursday. The 11th U.S. Circuit Court of Appeals said the Miami-Dade County School District wouldn't be infringing freedom of speech rights by removing 49 copies of "Vamos a Cuba" and its English-language version, "A Visit to Cuba," from its libraries. The board has argued that the books, for children ages 5 to...
  • Obama Born In The U.S. ? New Facts And Questions Say; 'Probably Not!'

    02/05/2009 7:52:01 PM PST · by MindBender26 · 1,478 replies · 24,933+ views
    Source? Sherlock Holmes | MB26
    Obama Born In The U.S. ? New Facts Say; “Probably Not!” Let me be the first to admit that I have been a constant debunker of the “Obama Born Overseas” stories. How could it be possible? How could the DNC, Hillary, Edwards, the RNC, McCain, Romney, AP, BBC, ABC, FNC, etc, (and every 100th listing in the DC phone book) not have checked this out to its last level of possibility? Well, it appears that they didn’t! Everyone assumed “the other guy did it.” Forget for the moment all the clues left by the high-priced Obama and DNC legal teams....
  • Congress sued to remove prez from White House

    01/30/2009 10:26:26 PM PST · by Jet Jaguar · 140 replies · 4,973+ views
    worldNetDaily.com ^ | January 31, 2009 | WorldNetDaily
    A new lawsuit is challenging Barack Obama's eligibility to be president, and this one targets Congress as a defendant for its "failure" to uphold the constitutional demand to make sure Obama qualified before approving the Electoral College vote that actually designated him as the occupant of the Oval Office. The new case raises many of the same arguments as dozens of other cases that have flooded into courtrooms around the nation since the November election. It is being brought on behalf of Charles F. Kerchner Jr., Lowell T. Patterson, Darrell James Lenormand and Donald H. Nelson Jr. and names as...
  • Brockhausen v. Andrade: Judge: “This Court has no Jurisdiction”; Update: US Attorneys...

    01/23/2009 12:07:59 PM PST · by rxsid · 235 replies · 5,864+ views
    The Right Side Of Life ^ | 1/23/2009 | rxsid
    Brockhausen v. Andrade: Judge: “This Court has no Jurisdiction”; Update: US Attorneys Getting Involved [snip} Quote: " I wanted to thank everybody for concern and well wishes. I just got ome from TX after some 48 hours with only 3 hours of sleep. TX judge Burt Carnes has allowed me to represent Jody Brockhausen against Secretary of State of TX, he has signed my application to represent her Pro Hac Vice (out of state attorney), but his decision was that he has no jurisdiction to hear the case in the state court. It looked like his mind was made even...
  • Judge's daughter sues driver she ran into during crash

    12/18/2008 10:01:29 AM PST · by Snickering Hound · 72 replies · 3,324+ views
    Houston Chronicle ^ | 12-18-08 | BRIAN ROGERS
    Convicted last year of intoxication manslaughter for the death of her boyfriend, the 21-year-old daughter of a state district judge is suing the truck driver she ran into during a drunken driving crash. Elizabeth Shelton, the daughter of juvenile judge Pat Shelton, is accusing truck driver Lance Bennett of negligence in the Oct. 23, 2007, wreck that killed her boyfriend Matthew McNiece. Bennett was driving the box truck that Shelton rear-ended on the Southwest Freeway near Kirby around 2 a.m. Shelton had a blood alcohol concentration more than three times the legal limit, two tests showed. She was sentenced to...
  • Missouri Voter Sues Over McCain "Hate Speech"

    10/16/2008 1:42:06 PM PDT · by Wegotsarah.com · 106 replies · 2,282+ views
    Reuters ^ | 10-16-08 | Gillian
    KANSAS CITY - Missouri voter Mary Kay Green has had enough. The supporter of Democratic presidential nominee Barack Obama filed a lawsuit this week over what she claims is dangerous “hate speech” coming from the rival campaign of Republican presidential nominee John McCain. Green, a 66-year-old grandmother and “semi-retired” civil rights attorney, filed the lawsuit in U.S. District Court in Kansas City this week accusing McCain, his running mate Alaska Gov. Sarah Palin and their campaign manager Rick Davis of “intentionally, recklessly and irresponsibly” portraying Obama “as un-American, a terrorist by association, and ‘not like us,’ a non-white individual.” A...

    09/30/2008 5:16:42 PM PDT · by Mr_Moonlight · 10 replies · 503+ views
    New York Post ^ | September 30, 2008 | DAREH GREGORIAN
    Next time, just stick with the $9 soda. A Manhattan judge has thrown out an Upper West Side man's lawsuit against a movie theater that sold him a bag of popcorn with an unpopped kernel inside. Steve Kaplan, 46, said he fractured his tooth when he chomped down on the kernel, causing $1,250 worth of dental damage. Kaplan popped off to the theater and demanded it pay for his dental work. "Confounding plaintiff's expectations, defendant refused to pay anything," said Civil Court Judge Matthew Cooper, who denied the claim, finding that Kaplan, an insurance broker, knew the risks when he...
  • Judge tosses suit against McCain over citizenship

    07/24/2008 9:51:38 PM PDT · by rabscuttle385 · 26 replies · 109+ views
    The Nashua Telegraph, Nashua, NH ^ | 2008-07-25 | Kevin Landrigan
    CONCORD – A federal judge dismissed Thursday a Nashua man's legal challenge that Republican presidential nominee-to-be Sen. John McCain, R-Ariz., was ineligible because he was born in the Panama Canal Zone.
  • Zondervan faces $60M federal lawsuit over Bible, homosexuality

    07/08/2008 8:27:57 PM PDT · by MaryFromMichigan · 69 replies · 1,224+ views
    WOOD TV Grand Rapids, MI. ^ | July 8, 2008 10:58 PM | Tony Tagliavia
    Christian publisher Zondervan is facing a $60 million federal lawsuit filed by a man who claims he and other homosexuals have suffered based on what the suit claims is a misinterpretation of the Bible.
  • Danbury student suing after being awakened by teacher

    03/13/2008 4:26:56 AM PDT · by Puppage · 52 replies · 2,372+ views
    WTNH Television ^ | 3/13/08 | Puppage
    Danbury (AP) _ Danbury officials have been notified they are being sued by a student who was awakened in class by a teacher who made a loud noise. Documents filed with the Town Clerk, a prelude to a lawsuit, claim that a sleeping student suffered hearing damage when his teacher woke him up by slamming her hand down on the boy's desk. in December. Attorney Alan Barry says 15-year-old Vinicios Robacher suffered pain and "very severe injuries to his left eardrum" when teacher Melissa Nadeau abruptly slammed the palm of her hand on his desk on Dec. 4. A city...
  • Radio host Michael Savage's suit against Islamic group in court

    03/07/2008 12:59:34 PM PST · by SmithL · 35 replies · 729+ views
    AP via SFGate ^ | 3/7/8 | PAUL ELIAS, Associated Press Writer
    San Francisco (AP) -- A federal judge said Friday that she was leaning toward tossing out conservative radio talk show host Michael Savage's copyright theft lawsuit against an Islamic lobbying group who used portions of the popular program to solicit donations and call for an advertising boycott of "The Savage Nation." U.S. District Judge Susan Illston said she would likely let Savage's attorney submit a revised lawsuit in attempt to keep the case alive, but she found the other side's arguments "persuasive." Savage sued the Council on American-Islamic Relations, or CAIR, after it posted on its Web site a 4-minute...