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  • Michigan Jewish Woman Sues Denny’s Over Bacon in Omelet

    09/04/2017 4:08:11 PM PDT · by nickcarraway · 119 replies
    Times of Israel ^ | September 4, 2017 | STUART WINER
    Customer says she feels 'poisoned' after discovering meat in vegetarian meal ordered at a local eatery A Jewish woman from Michigan is suing a restaurant for serving her bacon in an omelet that was supposed be meatless. Get The Times of Israel's Daily Edition by email and never miss our top stories FREE SIGN UP That lawsuit was filed on behalf of Angela Montgomery, 30, of Sterling Heights by her attorney Majed Moughni, the Detroit Free Press reported Monday. Montgomery is seeking monetary damages for emotional and physical distress caused by eating the bacon. She alleged breach of contract and...
  • McDonald's napkin lawsuit: Man suing McDonald's for only giving one napkin

    03/04/2014 7:41:21 AM PST · by chessplayer · 69 replies
    A man named Webster Lucas is so upset with McDonald's that he has decided to file a lawsuit against them for $1.5 million, but it's not for any reason you could possibly imagine. TMZ reported on Feb. 27, 2014, that the California man is suing McDonald's because they gave him only one napkin with the meal that he ordered and received. Lucas contacted the general manager via email and said that he was suffering from "undue mental anguish" and that stopped him from going to work. He also says that the general manager tried to make amends by offering him...
  • Ventura's deposition in suit against 'American Sniper' author reveals he never read the book

    08/07/2013 4:50:52 AM PDT · by TurboZamboni · 46 replies
    Pioneer Press ^ | 8-6-13 | David Hanners
    Former Minnesota Gov. Jesse Ventura couldn't enumerate just how a Navy SEAL sniper's book defamed him, but he said he'd had a hard time finding work since the book came out. He also said his main complaint about it -- that the late Chris Kyle's tale that he decked Ventura for badmouthing SEALs was untrue -- left him worrying if people think he's a traitor. "Every day of my life, I walk around looking over my shoulder now, wondering who believes that and who doesn't," Ventura said in response to a question from Kyle's lawyer, John Borger.
  • Perry’s ‘loser pays’ is an economic winner

    09/04/2011 10:59:33 AM PDT · by CharlesWayneCT · 33 replies
    Washington Times ^ | September 1, 2011 | Patrick Gleason and Jason Russell
    Perry made loser pays the law of the land in Texas by signing H.B. 274 in May. ... loser pays makes the legal system more objective and legitimate. “The procedural protections … go a long way toward ensuring that our judicial system dispenses justice according to the merits of the case rather than the size of the wallet,” ... This is not the first time Mr. Perry has tackled necessary pro-growth tort reform. (...) Perry’s landmark 2003 medical liability reforms, which established a burden of proof for punitive damages similar to criminal law by requiring a unanimous jury verdict and...
  • Trial lawyers prep for war on Perry

    08/22/2011 1:48:24 AM PDT · by Cincinatus' Wife · 54 replies · 1+ views
    Politico ^ | August 22, 2011 | ALEXANDER BURNS
    America’s trial lawyers are getting ready to make the case against one of their biggest targets in years: Texas Gov. Rick Perry. Among litigators, there is no presidential candidate who inspires the same level of hatred – and fear – as Perry, an avowed opponent of the plaintiffs’ bar who has presided over several rounds of tort reform as governor. And if Perry ends up as the Republican nominee for president, deep-pocketed trial lawyers intend to play a central role in the campaign to defeat him. That’s a potential financial boon to a president who has unsettled trial lawyers with...
  • How Rick Perry Could Shake Up The GOP Race

    07/20/2011 1:59:33 PM PDT · by Cincinatus' Wife · 57 replies
    NPR ^ | July 20, 2011 | Liz Halloran Interview
    Jul 20, 2011 — Will the Texas governor elbow his way into the crowded presidential race? Longtime Perry watcher Evan Smith of the Texas Tribune talks about why he thinks Perry will run and what kind of candidate he'd be. [snip] We spoke with the Texas Tribune's Evan Smith about the man he has followed since the early 1990s. A former editor of Texas Monthly magazine, Smith says he's convinced Perry will make a run at the White House, and tells us why other Republican hopefuls should be worried.
  • A "Normal Party" and the Difference Between Bush and Perry

    07/11/2011 3:30:09 AM PDT · by Cincinatus' Wife · 34 replies
    Commentary Magazine ^ | July 5, 2011 | Jonathon S. Tobin, Contentions
    According to the New York Times’ David Brooks, Republican hardliners against tax increases are turning the GOP into a “psychological protest” rather than a “normal political party.” Brooks is upset that after having forced Democrats to come far closer to their position on taxes and spending in order to cut a deal to extend the national debt ceiling, there is little chance the House majority will embrace what he considers to be “the deal of the century.” To Brooks, the Democrats’ offer on the debt ceiling is the “Mother of All No-Brainers,” and his anger at the GOP’s insistence that...
  • Gov. Rick Perry signs tort reform bill into law

    05/30/2011 5:01:00 PM PDT · by Dominic01 · 76 replies
    AP ^ | May 30, 2011, 12:30PM | SOMMER INGRAM
    AUSTIN, Texas — Gov. Rick Perry signed into law Monday a measure that will limit frivolous lawsuits by levying some fees on plaintiffs and allowing meritless suits to be dismissed early in the process. Perry designated the "loser pays" bill a top priority of the legislative session, saying Texas needs to crack down on junk lawsuits. Some plaintiffs who sue and lose will be required to pay the court costs and attorney fees of those they are suing. The law also creates expedited civil actions for cases less than $100,000. It goes into effect Sept. 1...
  • Mich. woman can sue over toilet paper dispenser

    12/06/2010 12:15:18 PM PST · by freespirited · 113 replies
    Wapo ^ | 12/06/10 | Ed White
    The Michigan Supreme Court has refused to throw out Sheri Schooley's lawsuit against Texas Roadhouse in suburban Detroit. Liberal justices were in the majority in a decision that raises questions about what businesses need to do to protect themselves from liability in strange situations. Schooley, 58, acknowledged it's a "bizarre story." She and her husband were out for dinner on New Year's Eve 2007 when she visited the restroom. "I reached and the cover of the toilet paper dispenser fell down on my hand," the South Rockwood woman told The Associated Press on Monday. "It looked like the dispenser was...
  • Facebook wants to control the words “Face” and “Book”

    08/31/2010 10:52:17 AM PDT · by a fool in paradise · 24 replies · 1+ views
    tech.blorge ^ | August 27, 2010 | Sean P. Aune
    If you have any interest in starting a social network of your own, or pretty much any online venture, you better think twice before you try to use the words “Face” or “Book” in your name unless you want Mark Zuckerberg’s lawyers to come calling. News has been spreading around the Web that Facebook’s lawyers have taken up a lawsuit against a yet-to-launch social network for professional teachers called Teachbook.com. The reasoning behind this is explained in the suit: "If others could freely use ‘generic plus BOOK’ marks for online networking services targeted to that particular generic category of individuals,...
  • What are some popular baby names? How about “Atheist Evolution”?!?!

    08/06/2010 7:24:39 AM PDT · by MarianoApologeticus · 13 replies
    True Freethinker ^ | August 5, 2010 AD | Mariano
    This little ditty goes back to 1994 AD. yet, it was brought to mind recently as I thought about how atheists, essentially, define “atheism” as “anti-Christianity,” or “anti-theism” or “anti-…” pick your poison... Moreover, “George Rollason said his daughter's name is the couple's answer to other parents' use of biblical names.” Imagine that; explaining that you chose your child’s name on the bases of shoving it in other people’s faces. Yet, this all seems in keeping with the Rollasons who “have clashed with the school district over angel decorations in the classroom and Bibles in the library.” See what I...
  • (Transexual) Widow offers 'proof' husband knew history (Texas same sex marriage case)

    08/03/2010 1:39:31 PM PDT · by a fool in paradise · 22 replies · 24+ views
    HOUSTON CHRONICLE ^ | Aug. 3, 2010, 11:24AM | PEGGY O'HARE and MATTHEW WOOLBRIGHT
    Attorneys for the widow of a Wharton firefighter killed in the line of duty presented Monday what they called proof that the fallen hero knew of his wife's gender history. The evidence they presented — (includes) an e-mail exchange and a witness statement... ...a legal battle centering on who stands to be paid monetary benefits resulting from Thomas Araguz's death.. Nikki Araguz's lawyers (argue the marriage)... was valid because of a new provision in the Texas Family Code that took effect last year, which allows a person to present a court order relating to a sex change to obtain a...
  • Ousted USDA Employee Sherrod Plans to Sue Blogger [Breitbart]

    07/29/2010 8:59:36 AM PDT · by freespirited · 89 replies · 3+ views
    ABC ^ | 07/29/10
    Ousted Agriculture Department employee Shirley Sherrod said Thursday she will sue a conservative blogger who posted an edited video of her making racially tinged remarks last week. Sherrod made the announcement in San Diego at the National Association of Black Journalists annual convention. The edited video posted by Andrew Breitbart led Agriculture Secretary Tom Vilsack to ask her to resign, a decision he reconsidered after seeing the entire video of her March speech to a local NAACP group. In the full speech, Sherrod spoke of racial reconciliation and lessons she learned after initially hesitating to help a white farmer save...
  • Man falsely accused of sex attack hangs himself after police fail to tell him case had been dropped

    04/17/2010 11:30:13 AM PDT · by Christian Cage · 42 replies · 1,457+ views
    Daily Mail ^ | 16th April 2010 | Daily Mail Reporter
    A man who was falsely accused of sexual assault hanged himself after police failed to tell him they had dropped the case, an inquest heard. John Keogh, 23, was ‘very upset and angry’ after a hospital patient claimed he had indecently assaulted her. An investigation was launched but police decided to drop the case and withdraw all charges after interviewing him. However, officers did not plan to tell Mr Keogh – who was diagnosed with paranoid schizophrenia when he was 18 - until four days later – by which time, he had hanged himself with a pair of shoelaces. His...
  • Marine's dad ordered to pay protesters' court fees

    03/29/2010 12:46:18 PM PDT · by SmithL · 73 replies · 3,235+ views
    AP via SFGate ^ | 3/29/10
  • 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...
  • Gary Kreep To File 9 New Birther Lawsuits

    10/16/2009 11:04:20 AM PDT · by pissant · 117 replies · 3,600+ views
    For Goodness Sakes ^ | 10/16/09 | staff
    Eight all at once and one separately. He’s not giving out details at this time, but says he has lawyers working on the briefs. Kreep has become much more outspoken about Dr. Orly Taitz, Esq., even while not mentioning her name. He trashed the main complaint she wrote for their case Barnett v. Obama to hell, calling it “terrible,” at the mildest. Andrea Shea King blog talk radio.
  • Panic in D.C.? Justice urges birth suit tossed

    09/07/2009 11:11:00 PM PDT · by Boucheau · 44 replies · 2,675+ views
    World Net Daily ^ | 09-07-09 | WND
    The U.S. Justice Department is urging a federal judge in California to dismiss a lawsuit challenging the constitutional eligibility of Barack Obama to hold the office of president.
  • Muslim Girl Gets $400G From Nevada School District in Head Scarf Bully Case

    04/08/2009 12:24:05 PM PDT · by Mind Freed · 10 replies · 682+ views
    A Nevada school district agreed to pay $400,000 to a Muslim girl and her friend over allegations that other students threatened to kill her in the stairwell for wearing a religious head scarf and the staff did nothing to stop it.