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  • Teen, mom sue for $30 million

    A 14-year-old Travis County girl who said she was sexually assaulted by a Buda man she met on sued the popular social networking site Monday for $30 million, claiming that it fails to protect minors from adult sexual predators. The lawsuit claims that the Web site does not require users to verify their age and calls the security measures aimed at preventing strangers from contacting users younger than 16 "utterly ineffective." "MySpace is more concerned about making money than protecting children online," said Adam Loewy, who is representing the girl and her mother in the lawsuit against MySpace, parent...
  • Teen, Mom Sue for $30 Million

    06/19/2006 8:52:02 PM PDT · by · 67 replies · 1,088+ views
    American-Statesman ^ | June 20, 2006 | Claire Osborn
    Teen, Mom Sue for $30 Million; Suit Filed in Travis County Claims Popular Internet Site Fails to Protects Children From Adult Sexual Predators. By Claire Osborn AMERICAN-STATESMAN STAFF Tuesday, June 20, 2006 A 14-year-old Travis County girl who said she was sexually assaulted by a Buda man she met on sued the popular social networking site Monday for $30 million, claiming that it fails to protect minors from adult sexual predators. The lawsuit claims that the Web site does not require users to verify their age and calls the security measures aimed at preventing strangers from contacting users...
  • Jurors Award $2M in Boy's Lawnmower Death

    06/15/2006 12:44:55 PM PDT · by SmithL · 118 replies · 2,990+ views
    AP ^ | 6/15/6
    Roanoke, Va. -- A jury has awarded $2 million to a couple whose 4-year-old son died after being run over by a riding lawn mower at his day care center. The Roanoke Circuit Court jury on Wednesday found the mower's manufacturer liable for the April 2004 death of Justin Simmons. Cleveland-based MTD Products Corp. said it would appeal. "I find it incredulous that a jury no longer cares about common sense and personal responsibility," company attorney John Fitzpatrick said. The jury held MTD responsible for not designing a mower that automatically stops its blades whenever it rolls backward. No such...
  • Altoona Curve to hold Frivolous Lawsuit Night

    05/18/2006 1:28:32 PM PDT · by FlJoePa · 38 replies · 885+ views
    CURVE TO HOLD FRIVOLOUS LAWSUIT NIGHT JULY 2nd AT BCB May 15, 2006 - ALTOONA- Inspired by a Los Angeles Angels fan who filed a lawsuit against the club because he did not receive a red nylon tote bag as part of the major league club's Mother’s Day promotion last May, the Altoona Curve have announced that they will be holding Salute to Frivolous Lawsuit Night as part of their Sunday, July 2nd game at Blair County Ballpark. The Curve’s salute to all ridiculous lawsuits ever filed will include the following: A Pink Tote Bag Giveaway to the first 137...

    05/08/2006 6:37:28 AM PDT · by steve-b · 80 replies · 1,657+ views
    Nealz Nuze ^ | 5/8/06 | Neal Boortz
    As we get closer to the release of The Da Vinci Code in theatres worldwide we are beginning to see more and more reasons why we need to make sure a firm line between government and religion is drawn .. and stays drawn. Catholic Cardinal Francis Arinze was considered to be a leading candidate for pope in last year's papal election. Now Cardinal Arinze is making waves in another way ... he's suggesting that Catholics around the world file lawsuits against the movie. And just what does Cardinal Arinze see as the basis for a cause of action? Why, he...
  • Updated FR Excerpt and Link Only or Deny Posting List due to Copyright Complaints

    04/05/2004 3:53:42 PM PDT · by Jim Robinson · 757 replies · 202,406+ views
    April 5, 2004 | Jim Robinson
    <p>Note: Don't post anything at all from the Las Vegas Review Journal or anything from organizations run by Stevens Media, LLC or RightHaven, LLC until the lawsuit brought against us by them is resolved.</p>
  • Google sued as source of porn

    05/05/2006 8:06:01 AM PDT · by Crackingham · 52 replies · 1,456+ views
    Newsday ^ | 5/5/6 | Richard J. Dalton Jr.
    A Nassau County legislator filed a lawsuit Thursday claiming Google Inc. generates "billions of dollars from the pornography trade and illicit profiteers." The lawsuit by four-term legislator Jeffrey Toback (D-Oceanside) calls the Internet search engine the world's largest distributor of child pornography, claiming that child porn is part of the company's business model. Google "continues to put its economic gains ahead of the interests and well-being of America's children," the lawsuit, filed in Nassau State Supreme Court alleges. Google spokesman Steve Langdon said in a statement: "Child pornography is illegal, and Google prohibits it in our products. When we find...
  • Battle Brews As Porn Moves Into Mainstream

    04/01/2006 5:37:42 PM PST · by Panerai · 304 replies · 6,353+ views
    Breitbrat ^ | 04/01/2006 | David Crary
    The industry's VIPs mingle at political galas and Super Bowl parties. Their product is available on cell phones, podcasts, and particularly the Internet _ there it's an attraction like no other, patronized by tens of millions of Americans. It's pornography. And if you're a consumer, John Harmer thinks you're damaging your brain. Harmer is part of a cadre of anti-porn activists seeking new tactics to fight an unprecedented deluge of porn which they see as wrecking countless marriages and warping human sexuality. They are urging federal prosecutors to pursue more obscenity cases and raising funds for high-tech brain research that...
  • ACLU Rebukes Department of Justice Continued Stonewalling on Wiretapping Questions

    03/27/2006 8:43:35 AM PST · by Jay777 · 14 replies · 575+ views
    ACLU ^ | 3/24/2006 | Unknown
    WASHINGTON -- The American Civil Liberties Union today condemned the continued refusal of the Justice Department to answer basic questions about the National Security Agency’s warrantless program to wiretap Americans. The Department today sent over its answers to questions about the illegal program from the majority and minority members of the House Judiciary Committee. The following can be attributed to Caroline Fredrickson, Director of the ACLU Washington Legislative Office: “The Department of Justice continues to refuse to give honest answers to basic questions, such as how many Americans have had their phone calls and e-mails listened to or read by...
  • Rachel Corrie's family appeals lawsuit against bulldozer-maker

    03/24/2006 9:50:10 AM PST · by oxcart · 83 replies · 3,226+ views
    SEATTLE -- The parents of a 23-year-old who was killed trying to prevent the demolition of an occupied Palestinian home have appealed a judge's decision to dismiss their lawsuit against Caterpiller Inc., the company that made the bulldozer that ran over her. "He applied the wrong legal standard and ignored the facts," said Maria LaHood, a lawyer with the New York-based Center for Constitutional Rights. Rachel Corrie was killed three years ago by an Israeli soldier driving a bulldozer. She was trying to stop him from demolishing a Gaza Strip home while the family was inside; though witnesses said she...
  • Ted Rall Says He Might Sue Ann Coulter

    02/13/2006 12:08:29 PM PST · by stinkerpot65 · 190 replies · 7,118+ views
    Editor and Publisher ^ | 2/13/06 | Dave Astor
    NEW YORK Columnist Ann Coulter made a provocative remark Friday about "Doonesbury" creator Garry Trudeau and editorial cartoonist Ted Rall. Trudeau is shrugging it off, but Rall is considering a lawsuit. Coulter reportedly said Friday at the Conservative Political Action Conference in Washington, D.C.: "Iran is soliciting cartoons on the Holocaust. So far, only Ted Rall, Garry Trudeau, and The New York Times have made submissions."
  • Lawsuit: iPods May Cause ... eh?

    02/03/2006 6:55:10 AM PST · by steve-b · 14 replies · 600+ views ^ | 2/2/06
    SAN FRANCISCO, California (AP) -- A Louisiana man claims in a lawsuit that Apple's iPod music player can cause hearing loss in people who use it.... The iPod players are "inherently defective in design and are not sufficiently adorned with adequate warnings regarding the likelihood of hearing loss," according to the complaint, filed Tuesday in U.S. District Court in San Jose, California, on behalf of John Kiel Patterson, of Louisiana. The suit, which Patterson wants certified as a class-action, seeks compensation for unspecified damages and upgrades that will make iPods safer. Patterson's suit said he bought an iPod last year,...
  • King sees tort challenges coming to Tallahassee (RINO goes soft on tort reform - barf alert)

    01/31/2006 6:12:27 AM PST · by eartotheground · 373+ views
    When Sen. Jim King took questions during a recent appearance at the Jacksonville Meninak Club, he could have been asked about anything. But tort reform was an issue that he knew would come up. “I had a feeling I’d be asked about that one,” said King, after an audience member asked him what the state legislature would be doing this year on the issue. The legislature and Florida’s Supreme Court are still wrestling with the implementation of three ballot initiatives passed in 2004 that affected medical malpractice torts. One limited lawyer fees in the cases, another made past malpractice information...
  • Man sues chatroom pals: I was humiliated beyond what 'no man could endure'

    01/12/2006 8:51:09 AM PST · by BJClinton · 117 replies · 3,636+ views
    CourtTV ^ | 01/12/2006 | J.K. Dineen
    Mike Marlowe fully admits that he sometimes gave George Gillespie a hard time in that AOL chatroom. But never in his wildest imagination did he expect to be sued in court for what he characterized as "razzing." "We gave him crap," said Marlowe, a 33-year-old welder in Fayette, Ala. "I'm not going to deny it. I teased him and he teased me back. He gave it back better than he ever got it." A generation ago, such petty personal beefs might have been settled with fists outside the corner bar, but now it's the Internet age — and Ohio resident...
  • (Small Town)Julian hit by legal firestorm

    12/24/2005 6:25:50 AM PST · by radar101 · 56 replies · 1,399+ views
    SAN DIEGO UNION ^ | Dec. 24, 2005 | J. Harry Jones
    Lawyer tells 67 businesses they violate ADA; he wants fee. The letters arrived in the mailboxes of 67 business owners here more than a month ago. San Diego attorney Theodore Pinnock, who describes himself as a "warrior for the disabled," said he was "shocked" to find during a Veterans Day weekend trip to the historic town that many of the stores were in violation of the Americans With Disabilities Act. Wheelchair ramps and handicapped parking spaces were in short supply. Doors weren't wide enough at some businesses. Some bathrooms weren't equipped properly for the disabled. The letters threatened lawsuits against...
  • Jury orders Ford to pay $61 million to teen's family in SUV crash

    11/16/2005 7:56:18 PM PST · by quantim · 40 replies · 1,494+ views
    AP/mlive ^ | 11/16/2005, 10:09 p.m. ET | JENNIFER KAY
    MIAMI (AP) — A jury has ordered Ford Motor Co. to pay more than $61 million to the family of a 17-year-old boy killed in a roll-over accident when his friend fell asleep while driving an Explorer.Ford was liable in the accident because it sold a vehicle with poor handling and stability, the jury said Tuesday.The company planned to appeal, a spokeswoman said Wednesday.The family of Lance Crossman Hall claimed Ford knew the Explorer was prone to roll-overs and failed to warn consumers about the vehicle's defects.Ford blamed defective Firestone tires for the Explorer's handling and stability problems, and the...
  • Man Outed on Radio Show to Receive $270K

    08/14/2005 8:09:01 AM PDT · by Byron Norris · 51 replies · 2,388+ views
    SAN FRANCISCO -- A San Francisco man who says he was devastated after he was identified as gay on a national Spanish-language radio show will be paid $270,000 by Univision Radio, an arbitrator has ruled. Roberto Hernandez, 45, was driving to work in 2002 when he received a phone call from a man who said that he met Hernandez at a San Francisco gay bar. The caller then announced that the conversation was being broadcast live on the "Raul Brindis and Pepito Show," based in Houston. Hernandez worked for the local station that broadcast the show, and sold advertising for...
  • Trailer builder, driver sued by survivors of fatal smuggling attempt (Texas)

    08/03/2005 9:28:51 AM PDT · by SwinneySwitch · 49 replies · 1,945+ views
    Victoria Advocate ^ | August 3, 2005 | GREG BOWEN
    Lawsuits seeking millions in damages have been filed in federal court in Victoria by survivors of seven illegal immigrants who died in Victoria County's infamous 2003 human-smuggling case. The suits allege that the Savanna, Ga.-based Great Dane trailers, manufacturer of the trailer in which the immigrants rode during their ill-fated journey from the Mexican border, failed to install escape latches inside the fully insulated refrigerator trailer, which had no ventilation system. The oversight left the trapped occupants with no access to fresh air, no means of escape, and placed them in danger of suffocation and death, the suits claim. The...
  • Woman Bills Husband for All the Housework She Did

    07/27/2005 12:53:47 PM PDT · by Rastus · 75 replies · 1,936+ views
    ABC News ^ | July 26, 2005 | ABC News
    July 26, 2005 — Can a wife put a price tag on housework? One woman says yes, and is seeking $500,000 for the work she did during 5½ years of marriage. Kathy Thompson previously appeared on "GMA" when she went on strike to get her husband, Gary, to help around the house. Now she wants a divorce, and compensation for her work. "He goes fishing a lot, he doesn't appreciate me I don't think, and so I went on strike," Kathy Thompson said in 2002. The strike ended only when Gary Thompson showed up with flowers, vacation plans and dinner...
  • Mother: Wendy's finger used to settle debt

    05/18/2005 10:03:22 AM PDT · by Dubya · 29 replies · 1,182+ views
    Associated Press ^ | May. 18, 2005 | Associated Press
    SAN JOSE, Calif. - A man who lost part of his finger in a workplace accident was the source of the fingertip used in an alleged scam against Wendy's restaurants, and gave it away to settle a debt, his mother said. "My son is the victim in this," Brenda Shouey said in an interview published in Wednesday's San Francisco Chronicle. "I believe he got caught in something, and he didn't understand what was going on." Anna Ayala, 39, was arrested April 21 at her Las Vegas home on suspicion of attempted grand theft for allegedly costing Wendy's millions of dollars...
  • Worker Says Finger in Wendy's Chili Was Severed on the Job in Truck Tailgate

    05/15/2005 5:21:06 AM PDT · by billorites · 70 replies · 1,747+ views
    Associated Press ^ | May 15, 2005
    SAN FRANCISCO (AP) - The finger that a woman claimed she found in a bowl of Wendy's chili was severed in the tailgate of a truck during a work accident, an employee of an asphalt company said. Pat Hogue, an estimator with a Las Vegas asphalt maintenance company, told the San Francisco Chronicle for a story in Sunday's editions that a man he was working with lost the tip of his finger on a job five months ago. Both men were working with James Plascencia, the husband of Anna Ayala - the Las Vegas woman who claimed she found the...
  • Worker gave his finger to settle $50 debt (wendy's chili)

    05/18/2005 11:04:04 AM PDT · by Ramonan · 19 replies · 1,061+ views
    S F Chronicle ^ | May 18, 2005 | Alan Gathright, Meredith May, Chronicle Staff Writers
    The Las Vegas man whose severed fingertip ended up in a cup of Wendy's chili gave his mangled digit to a co-worker to settle a $50 debt -- but had no idea it would be used in an alleged scheme to swindle the fast-food chain, the man's mother said Tuesday. San Jose police have refused to name the man whose finger they believe ended up in the chili. But the man's mother, reached by The Chronicle on Tuesday, said the finger belonged to her 36-year-old son, Brian Paul Rossiter of Las Vegas. "My son is the victim in this,'' Rossiter's...
  • Mexican police aid probe of chili finger - Guadalajara ranch linked to defendant reportedly searched

    05/11/2005 7:53:52 AM PDT · by SmithL · 23 replies · 1,375+ views
    San Francisco Chronicle ^ | 5/11/5 | Ryan Kim
    San Jose police investigating the origin of a finger they say was planted in a bowl of Wendy's chili said Tuesday that they were receiving assistance from Mexican law enforcement officials. On Tuesday, KGO Channel 7 reported that Mexican police had searched a ranch north of Guadalajara on Monday that belonged to relatives of the husband of Anna Ayala, the 39-year-old Las Vegas woman in jail accused of planting the finger in her chili. San Jose police spokesman Enrique Garcia confirmed they were receiving cooperation from Mexican authorities but did not say which agencies were assisting or what help they...
  • Man wins $340,000 in bottled fly lawsuit

    04/27/2005 10:51:32 AM PDT · by freepatriot32 · 67 replies · 6,852+ views
    winsdor star ^ | 4 26 05 | Chris Thompson
    A Windsor hairstylist who suffered "recognizable psychological injury" after discovering a dead fly in a bottle of Culligan water has been awarded more than $340,000 in damages. Waddah (Martin) Mustapha, who operates two outlets of Martin's Coiffure and Spa at the Radisson Hotel and Casino Windsor, claimed "nervous shock, emotional distress and resulting anxiety, depression and physical and psychological conditions" arising from a breach of contract with Culligan. "It's long overdue," Mustapha said of the settlement. On Nov. 21, 2001 Mustapha and his wife Lynn, who was seven months pregnant, were preparing a new bottle of Culligan water to put...
  • Animal rescuer links finger to leopard bite - "leopard was using it as a toy"

    04/14/2005 2:07:10 AM PDT · by Cincinatus' Wife · 20 replies · 1,818+ views
    Houston Chronicle ^ | April 14, 2005 | JOHN W. GONZALEZ, Houston Chronicle San Antonio Bureau
    SAN ANTONIO - The human finger retrieved from a bowl of Wendy's chili in California may have come from a Nevada woman who had a digit bitten off by a pet leopard there in February, an animal rescuer asserted Wednesday. Wild Animal Orphanage Director Carol Asvestas said she witnessed the biting while on a rescue mission in Pahrump, Nev., and provided Wendy's with photographs she took before and after the Feb. 23 incident. Police in San Jose, Calif., where a lawsuit was filed against a Wendy's franchise and later withdrawn, are following up on the information Asvestas provided, according to...
  • FSU chiropractic school voted down

    02/02/2005 5:51:34 AM PST · by eartotheground · 18 replies · 815+ views
    Florida Sun-Sentinel ^ | January 27 2005, 2:30 PM EST | By David Damron
    GAINESVILLE Florida's Board of Governors voted 10-3 today to reject a proposed chiropractic school at Florida State University that was sought by powerful lawmakers, but vehemently opposed by some FSU medical faculty. The board did not agree there was a need to create the nation's first chiropractic school at a public university, especially when state funding is so scarce and it could damage the school's reputation. The project has been embroiled in controversy since last year when state lawmakers put $9 million in the state budget for a school. Instead it was a pet project for then Senate President Jim...
  • Litigation Excess

    12/30/2004 4:06:36 PM PST · by Chris_Shugart · 3 replies · 701+ views
    American Association of Independent Voters ^ | Dec 29, 2004 | Chris Shugart
    Litigation Excessby Chris Shugart, 29 Dec, 2004The state of California may have its financial woes, but there's at least one industry that's managing to prosper in spite of the state's economic problems. Ironically, this industry may very well be contributing to the state's poor economic health. Though perhaps not an industry per se, the lucrative world of civil lawsuits puts billions of dollars into the pockets of trial lawyers every year.According to a report compiled by Citizens Against Lawsuit Abuse, lawsuits cost Americans $205 billion in 2001, and these costs are on the increase every year. California has been particularly...
  • Cops blamed for ATV crash

    12/29/2004 7:14:00 PM PST · by ambrose · 6 replies · 458+ views
    Cops blamed for ATV crash Fred Musante, Editor December 29, 2004 A 21-year-old New Haven man who led Hamden police on a high-speed chase on his all-terrain vehicle before crashing into a utility pole last summer wants the town to pay his medical bills. Britt Martin, of 75 George Street, claims that Officer Stephen DeGrand and four other unidentified officers were responsible for his injuries because they violated a Police Department policy to discontinue high-speed pursuits when the risk exceeds the need for immediate apprehension. Continuing the police pursuit was "reckless, unnecessary, and unwarranted," Martin's complaint said. Police Chief Robert...
  • Union Square kicks out young carolers Grade-school kids get boot for lack of permit from city

    12/05/2004 10:01:45 AM PST · by SmithL · 64 replies · 2,489+ views
    San Francisco Chronicle ^ | 12/5/4 | Phillip Matier, Andrew Ross
    Two dozen San Francisco schoolkids sporting white turtlenecks and Santa hats got a very un-Christmaslike civics lesson the other day when they showed up at Union Square hoping to delight Christmas shoppers with holiday carols. "They just wanted to set up next to the Christmas tree and sing,'' said Donna Vargas, one of the parents who escorted the fifth- and sixth-graders from San Francisco Day School on Friday's outing. Instead, they got the boot. Seems they didn't have a city permit -- so after a brief run-in with the park's security, the kids were shooed away. "How can children not...
  • Frivolous lawsuits targeted

    12/03/2004 2:29:27 PM PST · by SwinneySwitch · 2 replies · 486+ views
    Corpus Christi Caller-Times ^ | December 3, 2004 | Leanne Libby
    Lawsuit advice Excerpts from Citizens Against Lawsuit Abuse’s "Legal Consumer Guide": o Don’t believe everything you see in an ad: Many reputable lawyers don’t advertise. o Don’t hire a lawyer who calls you on the phone or visits you: This is against the legal rules of professional conduct. o Make sure you understand what you’re paying for and what you aren’t: Find out if your lawyer will take his fee "off the top" or after all expenses are tallied. o Know how you can fire a lawyer: Some contracts specify that even if you fire a lawyer, he still gets...
  • Liberals Take Over Production of Highway Signs

    11/19/2004 7:19:43 PM PST · by TheRatHunter · 306 replies · 8,043+ views
    Retarded Humor
    What highway road signs would look like in 20 years if the blues keep trying to dumb down the general public.
  • 'This guy, he ruined my life' -- so man sues

    11/15/2004 5:52:50 AM PST · by Land_of_Lincoln_John · 50 replies · 3,747+ views
    Chicago Sun-Times ^ | November 15, 2004 | STEVE PATTERSON
    Hell hath no fury like a bitter, lawsuit-minded lover scorned. When Lupe Cyl left her husband, Steven, for a firefighter down the street, he says it was a blow he never saw coming. Months of anger, depression and thoughts of revenge, he admits, consumed him, until he finally thought of a way "to make them pay for what they did to me." Cyl recently filed suit against Lee Bauman, claiming Bauman seduced Lupe Cyl, persuaded her to leave him and, in the end, destroyed his life. Claiming "great mental suffering and anguish," "devastation" and "suffering," his lawsuit seeks unspecified damages....
  • Edwards makes case for De Xx

    10/31/2004 4:32:29 AM PST · by Cincinatus' Wife · 11 replies · 583+ views
    Toledo Blade, OH ^ | October 31, 2004 | JAMES DREW
    MARIETTA, Ohio - ...... Mr. Edwards said the "American dream" is on the ballot. "I want you to assume you go in the morning to vote and you just dropped the kids off at school and you're late to work, and your car is about to run out of gas. You walk in to vote and you're in a hurry and you want to make the right choice. So you ask yourself, 'Over the course of the last four years, has my price at the pump gone up? Has the price of college gone up? Is George Bush ever going...
  • Kerry strategy: Don't repeat Gore mistakes

    10/20/2004 12:15:14 AM PDT · by kattracks · 19 replies · 1,069+ views ^ | 10/20/04 | RON FOURNIER
    WASHINGTON (AP) — Sen. John Kerry has a simple strategy if the presidential race is in doubt on Nov. 3, the day after the election: Do not repeat Al Gore's mistakes. Unlike the former vice president, who lost a recount fight and the 2000 election, Kerry will be quick to declare victory on election night and begin defending it. He also will be prepared to name a national security team before knowing whether he's secured the presidency. [snip] The prospects for another contested election grow with every poll showing the race neck and neck. Gore prematurely conceded the 2000 race...
  • Parents Sue Police After Son's Alleged Cocaine Death

    10/19/2004 7:29:25 AM PDT · by esryle · 150 replies · 2,747+ views
    The parents of a 16-year-old boy who was taken off life support after reportedly swallowing cocaine is expected to announce a $50 million lawsuit against the Dearborn Police Department Monday afternoon. Quantrell Pryor was stopped by Dearborn police Tuesday at Fairlane Mall when officers believed he was in a stolen vehicle, Local 4 reported. The vehicle was not stolen, but Pryor panicked and swallowed cocaine he had in his possession, according to the report. Pryor's mother said police admitted to seeing her son swallow the cocaine, but he was not taken to the hospital until hours later. The family has...
  • Protests Already Planned for November 3 (regardless of EVs, fraud, turn-out)

    10/18/2004 4:49:54 PM PDT · by mabelkitty · 82 replies · 2,500+ views
    We all remember the votes that were never counted in Florida 2000. So, while we are all working hard for a positive outcome on November 2nd, we also have to be prepared for a repeat of a 2000 stolen election. Below is a pledge for people to sign, supporting efforts to mobilize and protect the vote on November 2nd and making a commitment to protest starting on November 3rd in the case of a fraudulent vote count. By signing this pledge, you will be joining with thousands of others in the November 3rd Urgent Response Network. Please sign the pledge...
  • "Stolen Honor" Cancelled in Baederwood

    10/18/2004 4:44:54 PM PDT · by zeebee · 48 replies · 2,238+ views
    Don Giordano, Radio 1210 AM ^ | 10/18/04 | zeebee
    The showing of "Stolen Honor" was cancelled in the Baederwood Cinema (Philadelphia suburb) because of the threat of a lawsuit. The theater will refund all money for tickets purchased.
  • Democrat playbook opened to criticism

    10/15/2004 2:02:23 AM PDT · by Cincinatus' Wife · 24 replies · 1,126+ views
    Rocky Mountain News ^ | October 15, 2004 | Peggy Lowe
    Democrats got caught with their election playbook open Thursday when a leaked page was published urging operatives to lodge a "pre-emptive strike" of claiming voter intimidation, whether it's true or not. Gleeful Republicans quickly called a press conference after the page from The Drudge Report went online, in which they denounced "a new low in gutter politics" that "played the race card." "They want to rile up the minorities to denounce tactics that do not exist," said Ted Halaby, chairman of the Colorado GOP. Halaby said it was "a criminal act to falsely allege something that does not exist." He...

    10/14/2004 7:55:37 AM PDT · by Pete · 422 replies · 18,286+ views
    Drudge ^ | 10/14/04 | Drudge
  • Turn in Edwards for Insurance Fraud! - Vanity Convenient form letter to turn Edwards in

    08/22/2004 5:02:37 PM PDT · by eartotheground · 4 replies · 784+ views
    eartotheground ^ | August 23, 2004 | eartotheground
    Jim Long, Commissioner North Carolina Department of Insurance Investigations Division 1201 Mail Service Center Raleigh, North Carolina 27699-1201 COMPLAINT RE: Mr. John Edwards, Raleigh, North Carolina August 23rd, 2004 Dear Mr. Long: I am filing a complaint with your office regarding John Edwards. Mr. Edwards has litigated several cases in the state of North Carolina in the past several years. These cases involved alleged medical malpractice. As will be outlined below, these cases were presented to juries in a fraudulent manner, in order to obtain vast payments from insurance companies doing business in North Carolina in the field of medical...
  • Edwards' malpractice suits leave bitter taste

    08/16/2004 7:16:22 PM PDT · by Hank Payne · 23 replies · 1,044+ views
    The Washington Times ^ | August 16, 2004 | Charles Hurt
    "Linking complications during childbirth to cerebral palsy became a specialty for Mr. Edwards. In the courtroom, he was known to dramatize the events at birth by speaking to jurors as if he were the unborn baby, begging for help, begging to be let out of the womb."

    07/20/2004 1:52:08 PM PDT · by sinkspur · 63 replies · 3,204+ views
    Broadcasting and Cable ^ | 7/20/2004 | John Eggerton
    Abstract: FTC chairman Timothy Muris said he sees no way for his agency to investigate the fairness or accuracy of Fox News' slogan, "Fair and Balanced," without getting into First Amendment territory where the commission doesn't belong.
  • Political Limericks: Make Your Own!

    07/18/2004 11:10:28 PM PDT · by sonsofliberty2000 · 89 replies · 1,506+ views
    Patriot Paradox
    Yeah, well if they suck that bad make your own! There once was a man named Kerry Whose voting record was very scary He flips and he flops, while his poll numbers drop and his positions seem contrary There once was a Democrat named John who of waffles he was very fond over and over he served them up while for some odd reason his followers ate them up until they evetually caught on Part 1: The Fairy There once was a fairy named Leon who asked a paticular John what is your wish I'll serve up a dish and...
  • 'Fair and Balanced': False Advertising? (DNC Hit Squad Attacks FOX News)

    07/18/2004 2:47:03 PM PDT · by gopwinsin04 · 50 replies · 1,975+ views
    Broadcasting and Cable ^ | 7/18/04 | John Higgins
    Breaking News 7/18/2004 12:00PMNon subscriber news abstract The credibility of Rupert Murdochs news empire is under a libera advocacy group, plans to file a complaint on July 19 with the Federal Trade Commission charging that FOX News channel's motto 'Fair and Balanced; is decepting advertising.complete text of article available to subscrbers
  • Judge found dead mouse in beer (Miller Lite)

    07/07/2004 7:55:33 PM PDT · by Dan from Michigan · 122 replies · 2,720+ views
    ananova ^ | 7-6-04
    Judge found dead mouse in beer A US judge is seeking compensation after finding the body of a dead mouse in a bottle of beer. Judge Randy Anglen says he screamed and screamed when he saw the mouse - after finishing the bottle. Anglen, a judge in Hollister, Missouri, drank the bottle of Miller Lite at home one night after finishing work, reports the News-Leader. He drained the last bit into the sink, so he could put the bottle in his recycling bin, but heard a 'plop' as he put the bottle on his worktop. When he peered into it,...
  • Appeals Court Lets Suit Against Gunmaker Proceed (CA)

    05/30/2004 1:05:04 AM PDT · by neverdem · 28 replies · 303+ views
    The Washington Post ^ | May 30, 2004 | NA
    Reuters SAN FRANCISCO -- The chief Western U.S. appeals court stood by its decision Friday to allow a wrongful-death lawsuit to proceed against a gun manufacturer. The U.S. Court of Appeals for the 9th Circuit declined to have a larger panel of judges reconsider its 2 to 1 November ruling that allowed a lawsuit against Glock Inc. and gun sellers. The suit alleges negligence for using a distribution scheme that made it likely their guns would end up in the hands of illegal buyers. The case stems from the murder of a postal worker, Joseph Ileto, who was shot by...
  • Newly Married Lesbian Couple Files Suit

    05/22/2004 8:06:03 AM PDT · by Brilliant · 66 replies · 343+ views
    AP ^ | May 22, 2004 | AP
    BOSTON - One day after getting married, a lesbian couple filed a medical malpractice lawsuit asking that one of the women receive damages because doctors failed to detect breast cancer in her spouse. The lawsuit filed Friday claims "loss of consortium" for Michelle Charron, 44, because of the advanced breast cancer in new wife Cindy Kalish, 39. Loss of consortium is a legal claim long available to spouses, but only newly available to gay and lesbian couples since the state began allowing same-sex marriage Monday. The lawsuit provides a glimpse into the kinds of legal battles involving gay and lesbian...
  • Pets Need Privacy Too

    05/05/2004 7:10:10 PM PDT · by eartotheground · 16 replies · 239+ views
    The Macon Telegraph ^ | May 5, 2004 | staff
    Veterinary hospitals across the nation are applying HIPAA’s privacy rules to their patients, the Macon Telegraph reports. The University of Georgia’s College of Veterinary Medicine refuses to release information about patients’ medical condition or allow photographs to be taken of the animals without their owners’ consent. "It’s like a human hospital," explains LaDon Wallis, a graduate of the University of Virginia’s veterinary school, who continues to work at its animal hospital. "It’s a hospital. It’s not just this place where animals are having a field day like a park. People should respect that," he argues. Sue Gray, records administrator at...
  • Lawsuit filed over 'I Voted' sticker

    04/07/2004 8:11:24 AM PDT · by LurkedLongEnough · 29 replies · 220+ views
    Eyewitness News ^ | April 7, 2004 | AP
    STAMFORD, Conn. (AP) -- A Stamford man says election day has left its mark on him and he is not happy about it. Robert Bonoff wants the city to pay for a new suede coat that he said has been ruined by a voting sticker. Bonoff says the "I voted today" sticker he was handed and asked to wear after voting in the March 2 presidential primary ruined his suede coat. Bonoff said he showed the coat to a dry cleaner who said the sticker's mark cannot be removed. He has filed a claim with the city seeking $106, the...
  • Atheist Calls Pledge Unconstitutional

    03/24/2004 10:33:48 AM PST · by NormsRevenge · 122 replies · 432+ views
    Yahoo! News ^ | 3/24/04 | Gina Holland - AP
    WASHINGTON - A California atheist told the Supreme Court Wednesday that the words "under God" in the Pledge of Allegiance are unconstitutional and offensive to people who don't believe there is a God. Michael Newdow, who challenged the Pledge of Allegiance on behalf of his daughter, said the court has no choice but to keep it out of public schools. "It's indoctrinating children," he said. "The government is supposed to stay out of religion." But some justices said they were not sure if the words were intended to unite the country, or express religion. Chief Justice William H. Rehnquist noted...