Posts tagged "lawsuits"

Bill Cosby Calls Janice Dickinson A Liar And Drug Addict

Well, here we go. Amid mostly silence from Cosby during the countless allegations of sexual assault from many many women by now, Bill Cosby has filed legal paperwork against Janice Dickinson’s defamation lawsuit. Cosby claims that Dickinson is a drug addict and liar who was attempting to cash in on the “media frenzy.” Oh you…

By: Katrin Higher / June 27, 2015

Zara Gets Slapped With A $40 Million Anti-Gay And Anti-Semitic Discrimination Suit

Zara, your one-stop shop for those really cute sandals and children’s shirts that look like concentration camp uniforms, is being sued by their former corporate attorney, Ian Jack Miller. He claims that he was fired from his role as the first and only in-house counsel for the U.S. and Canada because he’s American, Jewish and…

By: Megan Reynolds / June 4, 2015

Man Who Burnt His Face While Praying Over Applebee’s Fajitas Can’t Sue, Says Court

A New Jersey man who burnt his face while bowing over to pray over a sizzling fajita plate at Applebee’s will not be able to sue, an appellate court ruled on Wednesday.

Hiram Jimenez had ordered a plate of fajitas, and when the waitress brought it over to him, he immediately bowed hi…

By: Robyn Pennacchia / March 5, 2015

It’s Not Over Until The Opera Singer Farts

Nashville Opera Company mezzo-soprano Amy Herbst will not be hitting high notes anytime soon. The singer claims that a botched routine episiotomy during childbirth left her unable to perform without farting and well, sometimes pooping herself.  

By: Ami Angelowicz / January 28, 2014

Kate Winslet Threatens To Sue Fathers4Justice Group

Kate Winslet has threatened a lawsuit against Fathers4Justice, a fathers’ rights group, after they used comments she made about her parenting arrangement with two of her children’s fathers in Vogue for a Christmastime advertisement. Kate told the magazine that her kids (13-year-old daughter Mia and nine-year-old son Joe) live with her instead of being shuttled…

By: Jessica Wakeman / December 19, 2013

J.K. Rowling Wins Damages, Donates To Charity After Her Law Firm Leaks Her Pseudonym

After it was leaked that she wrote “The Cuckoo’s Calling” under the pseudonym Robert Galbraith, J.K. Rowling has received damages from the law firm that let the information slip.

How did it all go down? Where did the money go? Read more at The Mary Sue…

By: The Mary Sue / August 3, 2013

Orthodox Jewish Woman Sues Lancome On Faulty Foundation Claims

Makeup companies tout lofty, unrealistic claims all the time. These include, but are not limited to … uh, well, almost everything they say? Working with beauty products all the time (and, let’s be honest, in my spare time, too) means that I don’t expect much from promises of “all-day wear” and a “flawless complexion.” There…

By: Rachel Krause / May 1, 2013

College Student Receives $40,000 Settlement After Her Guinea Pig Is Banned From Campus

Kendra Velzen, a 28-year-old student at Grand Valley State University in Michigan, suffers from depression and uses a pacemaker. Her pet guinea pig, Blanca, helps her cope with the stress of day-to-day life. Or, as Velzen’s lawyer put it: “The presence of an emotional support animal provides Ms. Velzen with continued emotional support and attachment…

By: Winona Dimeo-Ediger / March 12, 2013

Eye Roll: Parents Sue Over Yoga In Public Schools Because It “Promotes Eastern Religions”

Sometimes I do not have anything deeper to say other than “Shut up.”

And those are my choice words for the California parents who are suing their children’s school district over yoga classes being taught in a class.  That’s not very Zen, is it? …

By: Jessica Wakeman / February 22, 2013

The Real Chubby Checker Isn’t Happy About The Penis Size App Named After Him

Rock ‘n’ roller Chubby Checker is in a twist about a penis size app that shares his name. The 71-year-old musician is suing Hewlett-Packard to the tune of half a million dollars for “irreparable damage and harm” caused by the “Chubby Checker” app for HP’s Palm OS. The app has since been removed from the…

By: Ami Angelowicz / February 14, 2013

Man Sues His Wife For Giving Birth To Ugly Baby, Wins $120,000

Once upon a time, a man in northern China named Jian Feng married the girl of his dreams, and soon his beautiful wife gave birth to a baby girl. And that’s where this fairytale ends, because Feng took one look at his newborn daughter and declared that she was extraordinarily ugly. Since Feng believed that…

By: Winona Dimeo-Ediger / October 30, 2012

Court Ruling Protects Louboutin’s Fancy Red Soles

Thanks to Christian Louboutin’s lawsuit, today we all have the chance to read a very serious court ruling in which a judge makes reference to that ubiquitous and kind of terrible fashion term, “pop of color.” It all started last year when Louboutin claimed that a pair of red-soled heels by Yves Saint Laurent infringed…

By: Winona Dimeo-Ediger / September 7, 2012

New Low: Octomom Sued By Strip Club

Today in the world of Very, Very Serious Legal Battles: A strip club is trying to get an emergency injunction … to keep Octomom Nadya Suleman from stripping at a competing club. Suleman, you’ll remember, was due to launch her stripping career at T’s Lounge in West Palm Beach with a series of eight show…

By: Newser / July 11, 2012

Kanye & Kim Sued For Terrorist Ties, Flag-Burning

Known terrorists Kanye West and Kim Kardashian are being sued by the Guinness World Record holder for “The Most Litigious Man” for their un-American activities. Jonathan Lee Riches claims he saw the couple in West Virginia pledge their allegiance to al-Qaeda and burn the American flag. Yeah, right, like either Kim or Kanye would…

By: Jessica Wakeman / June 26, 2012

Woman Wins $900K From Guy Who Gave Her Herpes

Reason to wear a condom No. 437: Giving someone an STD can be really expensive. A 49-year-old Oregon woman won a lawsuit last week against the 69-year-old man she says gave her genital herpes on their fourth date, the Oregonian reports. The jury awarded her $900,000, almost the entire amount she’d been asking for, declaring…

By: Newser / June 5, 2012

Woman Sues Over Loud Roommate Sex

Most of us either have already experienced or will eventually experience the roommate who is just a little too open with their sex lives. I have definitely been kept awake by muffled moans, creaking beds, dirty talk and noises that cannot be defined while sharing a place with someone else. One of my friends eve…

By: Tiffanie Drayton / March 5, 2012

Men At Work Sued For Plagiarism, 28 Years Too Late

According to the High Court of Australia, the band Men at Work got famous by stealing another’s work. Two years ago, the band was sued for copyright infringement by a company called Larrikin Music. Larrikin claims that the flute riff that is the backbone to the band’s hit, “Down Under,” was stolen from a popular…

By: Kate Torgovnick/Kate-Book.com / October 7, 2011

Today In Terribleness: Kids, Dad Gang Up To Sue Mom For “Bad Mothering”

Michael Lohan ain’t got nothing on Kimberly Garrity in the bad parenting department. The many grave and terrifying abuses inflicted upon her children include a sending a birthday card without money inside, failing to send care packages to her son at college, and calling her daughter at midnight on Homecoming to tell her to come…

By: Jessica Wakeman / September 2, 2011

Evening Quickies: Frivolous Lawsuit Queen Lindsay Lohan Sues Pitbull For Using Her Name In A Song

Lindsay Lohan is suing the rapper Pitbull for using her name in his song “Give Me Everything.” LiLo claims the lyrics “I got locked up like Lindsay Lohan” have caused her irreparable harm. Oh, boo hoo. [TMZ]
A Mexican teen girl might be selling her virginity for Justin Bieber tickets. Or something might be lost…

By: Jessica Wakeman / August 19, 2011
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