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Man Sues Hospital for Circumcising Him as Baby

Dean Cochrun only recently learned he had undergone procedure

(Newser) - A South Dakota prison inmate is suing the hospital where he was circumcised as a newborn, saying he only recently became aware that he'd undergone the procedure and that it robbed him of his sexual prowess. Dean Cochrun, 28, is asking for $1,000 in compensatory and punitive damages....

Woman, 83, Sues Apple After Walking Into Glass Door

Evelyn Paswall wants $1M

(Newser) - "Apple wants to be cool and modern" with its nifty glass front doors, says the indignant lawyer for an 83-year-old woman who was foiled by those very doors, "but they have to realize that the elderly generation are their customers, too." Evelyn Paswall, the octogenarian in question,...

NH Woman Plants Flowers, Gets Sued

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NH Woman Plants Flowers, Gets Sued

Kimberly Bois battles her condo board

(Newser) - The grounds around Kimberly Bois' condo are filled with daisies, bearded irises, lavender, and hydrangeas … a piece of floral serenity that's getting Bois sued. The Atlantic Pointe condo association wants her to pull up the perennials, and since Oct. 24 has been fining her first $25 per day...

Jersey Shore Hit With 15th Lawsuit

Woman claims drunk cast members knocked her down

(Newser) - This has got to be some sort of record: Jersey Shore and its cast members have now racked up 15 lawsuits in two years. The latest, courtesy of Courthouse News Service : A woman celebrating her niece's birthday at a bar in Seaside Heights, NJ, claims that drunk Jersey Shore...

Actress Suing IMDb Over Age Must Reveal Her Name

'Jane Doe' must re-file suit under real name or drop case

(Newser) - A bizarre celebrity lawsuit takes an amusing twist. The actress suing for $1 million because the Internet Movie Database, which Amazon owns, revealed her real age, must reveal something of her own: her name. The Hollywood Reporter explains that a US District Court judge yesterday ruled that "...

Khloe Kardashian Sued By Transgender Woman Who Says She Beat Her Up
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Transgender Woman Sues Khloe Kardashian

Claims reality star beat her up at club in 2009

(Newser) - Khloe Kardashian's shining moment as the reasonable Kardashian might have hit an abrupt end: Seems Kim and Kourtney's kid sister is being sued by a transgender woman who claims Khloe started a catfight at a club in 2009, reports TMZ . Chantal Spears, also known as Ronald Spears, says...

Black Swan Interns Sue Over Having to Make Coffee

They should have been paid for non-educational tasks, they argue

(Newser) - Conventional wisdom states that being an unpaid intern means making an awful lot of coffee, but two such interns decided not to take that sort of treatment lying down. Alex Footman and Eric Glatt are suing Fox Searchlight Pictures over their Black Swan internships, claiming that the production company violated...

The Truth Behind 6 Legendary Lawsuits

There was a good reason to sue over hot coffee

(Newser) - We’ve all heard the complaints: America is the land of lawsuits, the kind of place that has to label its coffee with “Warning: Hot!” But Cracked takes a second look at the frivolous lawsuits of legend:
  • Woman sues McDonald’s for millions ... because her coffee was hot.

Jilted Fiancée Sues Over Vegas Fling

Man had 'fiduciary duty of implied fidelity,' lawsuit states

(Newser) - What happened in Vegas has ended up in a Chicago court: A woman accused her fiancé of cheating on her in Vegas, and then was jilted weeks before they were due to marry. Now she's suing him for $62,000 to cover the cost of wedding and honeymoon preparations, ABC...

Doctor Sues Restaurant for Letting Him Eat Entire Artichoke

Waiter failed 'to explain the proper method'

(Newser) - Just because Arturo Carvajal is a doctor, that doesn't mean he knows how to eat an artichoke—and he's suing a Miami restaurant for not instructing him on the proper method. Carvajal ordered the grilled artichoke (a vegetable he had "never seen nor heard of previously," according to...

Driver Who Killed Teen Suing Victim's Parents

He claims they are at fault for allowing son to ride bike in street

(Newser) - David Weaving, a 48-year-old with five drunk driving arrests, was convicted last year of running over and killing 14-year-old Matthew Kenney—but now he’s suing Matthew’s parents. Weaving was accused of unsafely passing a car at 83mph in a 45mph zone when he struck Matthew, who was riding...

Guy Who Flipped Cops Off Settles Suit for $4K

Robert Ekas says police violated his free speech

(Newser) - Robert Ekas fought the law, and the law has to pony up four grand: The Oregon man brought himself folk-hero fame when he sued cops for violating his free-speech rights when he flipped them the bird and they slapped him with baloney tickets, reports the Oregonian. Today, he settled the...

Court: Girl, 4, Can Be Sued for Negligence

Girl seriously injured elderly woman while racing bike

(Newser) - A 4-year-old girl who seriously injured an elderly woman in a bicycle accident was old enough to know better and can thereby be sued for negligence, a Manhattan judge decided yesterday. The 87-year-old woman fractured her hip after being hit by the girl and a friend who were racing bikes...

Hells Angels Sue Fashion House on Trademark

Motorcycle gang goes after the late Alexander McQueen

(Newser) - It's on. The Hells Angels are suing the fashion house of late designer Alexander McQueen for stealing the club's trademarked symbols, the Telegraph reports. The gang claims McQueen's imprint used its motifs on a $2,329 handbag, a $1,595 dress, a four-finger silver ring, and, of course, a pashmina...

Prince Sues Over 'Grotesque' Versailles Art

Takashi Murakami says his works highlight palace's fanciful style

(Newser) - Off with their heads! A descendant of King Louis XIV is suing the managers of Versailles for a "vile" modern art exhibit in the hallowed halls of the famous abode of French royalty. Prince Sixte-Henri de Bourbon-Parme has taken the action to jettison Japanese pop artist Takashi Murakami's cartoon...

Woman Sues Farmville Over Privacy, Keeps Playing

Litigant not outraged enough to abandon farm

(Newser) - A California woman was so disturbed by a Wall Street Journal article on how Farmville supposedly invades your privacy that she sued Zynga, makers of the popular Facebook game. The article says the game provides advertisers and Internet tracking companies with user IDs, though the Daily Intel blog at New ...

Inmate Sued for Suing Stevie Wonder, 3,799 Others
Inmate Sued for Suing
Stevie Wonder, 3,799 Others

Inmate Sued for Suing Stevie Wonder, 3,799 Others

Feds want flood of frivolous suits to end

(Newser) - Federal inmate Jonathan Lee Riches has sued Stevie Wonder. He's sued George W. Bush. He's sued Michael Vick and Martha Stewart. He's sued the philosopher Plato and the ex-planet Pluto. Riches has filed more than 3,800 lawsuits while in jail—many of them against people or entities that can't...

Donald Duck Molested Me: Disney World Lawsuit

Woman sues Disney for $200K over alleged boob grab

(Newser) - A Pennsylvania woman is suing Disney World, alleging that an employee in a Donald Duck costume felt her up in the autograph line at Epcot 2 years ago. That didn’t just embarrass 27-year-old April Magolon, the lawsuit alleges, but caused “severe physical injury” and a “shock to...

Paris Hilton Sued for $35M for Wearing Wrong Hair

Reportedly wore a rival company's hair extensions

(Newser) - Paris Hilton's bad hair day should cost her $35 million, according to a hair extensions company suing the heiress. Hairtech says the celebrity endorser was seen wearing another company's extensions in 2008 in breach of contract, Reuters reports. The firm says Hilton also missed a launch party for their product...

IPad Users Sue Over Sunlight Overheating

'Just like reading a book' is a lie, plaintiffs say

(Newser) - Apple says reading from an iPad is just like reading a book but books don't shut down when you read them under the sun, complain three users in a class-action suit. The plaintiffs say their iPads shut down from overheating after mere minutes in direct sunlight, Ars Technica reports. The...

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