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I'm With Stupid: Go Ahead, He Probably Won't Even Know It's Gone

Todd Hartley | Posted 10.29.2011 | Comedy
Todd Hartley

Imagine going into a hospital for a circumcision at the age of 60-something like Phillip Seaton did back in 2007. Imagine, then, how Seaton must have felt when he awoke to find... wait for it... wait for it... his penis had been amputated.

Allstate Sues Goldman Sachs Over Toxic Investments

AP | MARK JEWELL | Posted 10.16.2011 | Business

Allstate Corp. is suing Goldman Sachs Group Inc. claiming the broker fraudulently sold it more than $123 million in mortgage-backed securities in 2006...

Maid Sues 'The Help' Author

AP | By HOLBROOK MOHR | Posted 10.10.2011 | Books

JACKSON, Miss. -- Lawyers for Kathryn Stockett want a judge to dismiss a lawsuit that accuses the author of "The Help" of basing a character on a real...

Joy Resmovits

Court Decision Allows New York City To Proceed With School Closures

HuffingtonPost.com | Joy Resmovits | Posted 09.21.2011 | Education

NEW YORK -- A New York judge's Thursday night decision clears the way for the New York City Department of Education to proceed with its plan to close ...

Dave Jamieson

Best Buy Manager Fired For Refusing To Profile Customers: Lawsuit

HuffingtonPost.com | Dave Jamieson | Posted 08.30.2011 | Business

A former manager at a Best Buy store in Northern Virginia says he was fired for refusing to profile customers as part of a theft-prevention program at...

Climate Kids in Court

William S. Becker | Posted 08.24.2011 | Green
William S. Becker

During one of his high-intensity speeches earlier this month, Van Jones showed he was back in fighting form.

How Would You Spend Your Denver Police Brutality Settlement?

The Denver Diatribe | Posted 08.27.2011 | Denver
The Denver Diatribe

The Denver City Council approved two more payouts to settle police brutality lawsuits last week. This got us thinking: what would we spend our cash money settlement on?

Joy Resmovits

Lawsuit, Appointments Follow Detroit Education Plan Announcement

HuffingtonPost.com | Joy Resmovits | Posted 08.22.2011 | Education

Nearly 30 Michigan residents filed a lawsuit Wednesday that seeks to overturn a law that gave state-appointed "emergency managers" near carte blanche ...

Joy Resmovits

Legal Action Over Florida's Education Reform

HuffingtonPost.com | Joy Resmovits | Posted 08.21.2011 | Education

Florida's largest teachers union filed suit on Monday to stop the enactment of new pension reform laws, the first lawsuit of potentially many that see...

Ice Cream Chain Sues Over Fox 5 News Report Criticizing Product

Jonathan Allen | Posted 08.21.2011 | New York

- A chain of ice cream stores in New York is suing over reports by a television consumer watchdog reporter that its creamy desserts are less healthy ...

JPMorgan Sued For Allegedly Misrepresenting Mortgage Securities

Posted 08.20.2011 | Business

WASHINGTON - The U.S. regulator for credit unions said on Monday it has filed lawsuits against JP Morgan Securities and RBS Securities, alleging m...

Taking on Stark Inequalities in NYC Schools

Ben Jealous | Posted 08.07.2011 | New York
Ben Jealous

NY schools have increasingly co-located charter schools inside public schools as a cost-cutting measure. Co-locations can lead to disparities, division and tension among students, which can impede learning.

Florida Suing God for Hurricane Damage

Mark C. Miller | Posted 07.31.2011 | Comedy
Mark C. Miller

"God ruined Florida," explains Arthur Pheswin, the attorney retained by the state of Florida to bring suit against the Almighty. "Thanks to Him, lives were lost, industries destroyed and the state nearly went bankrupt. It's time He be held accountable."

Eddie Long Trial Will Hit Light Switch At New Birth

Morris W. O'Kelly | Posted 07.15.2011 | Religion
Morris W. O'Kelly

There will be subpoenas for phone records, emails, financial records. Are you ready for this, New Birth? You had better be. The light switch is about to be flipped.

Belly Dancing Photo Sink Woman's Disability Claim

AP | Posted 06.16.2011 | New York

NEW YORK -- A New York City woman who was getting $850 a month in alimony because she was supposedly disabled and unable to work had her payments slas...

Elise Foley

State Lawmakers Weigh Costs Of Copying Arizona On Immigration

HuffingtonPost.com | Elise Foley | Posted 06.11.2011 | Politics

WASHINGTON -- After Arizona passed its contentious immigration enforcement bill, SB 1070, last April, state legislatures across the country took note....

The Most Bizarre Beverage Lawsuits

The Daily Meal | Posted 06.11.2011 | Home
The Daily Meal

Consider the following headline: "Man Sues Over Mouse in His Energy Drink Can." Gross? Most definitely. Suspicious? Maybe. Bizarre? At the very leas...

Joel McHale Sued By Dwarves

AP | Posted 05.30.2011 | Media

COLLINGSWOOD, N.J. -- A dwarf couple from southern New Jersey has filed a defamation lawsuit against a cable television channel that used a doctored p...

Patrick Cariou On His Copyright Suit Victory Against Richard Prince & Gagosian

ARTINFO | Posted 05.25.2011 | Arts
ARTINFO

NEW YORK--In a landmark decision handed down in spirited fashion last Friday, Manhattan federal court judge Deborah Batts ruled against Richard Prince...

Four Loko Caused NJ Man Lasting Heart Damage: Suit

AP | Posted 05.25.2011 | New York

ATLANTIC CITY, N.J. — A New Jersey man who says he suffered permanent heart damage after drinking the alcohol- and caffeine-laced Four Loko beve...

Paralyzed Physical Therapist Awarded $66M In Lawsuit

AP | Posted 05.25.2011 | New York

BUFFALO, N.Y. — A jury has awarded $66 million to a western New York woman who was left paralyzed when a weight machine at the physical therapy ...

'Standard' Waitresses Say They Were Fired For Not Being Tall Enough

Posted 05.25.2011 | New York

Two cocktail waitresses from the Standard hotel claim they were fired for not being "willowy, svelte and statuesque runway models", reports the Daily ...

You're On Hidden Camera! Employees Suing Duane Reade For $110M

| Sun Kersor | Posted 05.25.2011 | New York

Sixteen Duane Reade workers are suing their employer for placing surveillance cameras in the bathroom of the company's Maspeth, Queens warehouse. Why ...

Lawsuit Loans Are 'Legal Loan-Sharking,' Critics Say

The Huffington Post | Lila Shapiro | Posted 05.25.2011 | Business

Over the last decade, banks, hedge funds and private investors have begun pumping money into other people's lawsuits in the hopes of sharing in the po...

I'm With Stupid: Bad Parents Unhappy About Happy Meals

Todd Hartley | Posted 05.25.2011 | Comedy
Todd Hartley

I am, admittedly, not the best parent in the world. Oh, I try, but I'm lazy and not very bright, so sometimes things don't work out exactly as planned...