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Drop the Lawsuits

Nathan Daschle | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
Nathan Daschle

GOP governors and Attorneys General are still wasting time and taxpayer dollars filing frivolous lawsuits against the federal government, trying to have health care reform declared unconstitutional.

French Publisher Gallimard Planning To Sue Google | Barbara Casassus | Posted 05.25.2011 | Books

Gallimard and two other French publishers plan to sue Google for scanning books without prior permission. The move was announced at the Paris Book Fai...

Woman Sues, Hit In The Head With Armrest While Answering Cell Phone During Movie

Chicago Sun-Times | Elliott | Posted 05.25.2011 | Chicago

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 wit...

Coach Sues City Of Chicago Over Knockoff Bags Found At Street Market

Posted 05.25.2011 | Chicago

Legal or not, knockoff designer handbags seem to be a fixture in big cities. Whether it's New York's Chinatown or a Chicago street market, you can usu...

Die Hard Producer, Lethal Weapon Sues Goldman For $30 Million

DailyFinance | Sarah Weinman | Posted 05.25.2011 | Business

According to the Hollywood Reporter, Joel Silver claims in a filing with the Los Angeles Superior Court that Goldman Sachs failed to pay $30 million o...

BP and Transocean Try to Skip Out on Oil Spill Tab

Edward F. Blizzard | Posted 05.25.2011 | Green
Edward F. Blizzard

As lawsuits continue to mount against BP and Transocean, both companies are engaging in full scale efforts to limit their liability for the explosion of the Deepwater Horizon rig.

Mamas, Don't Let Your Babies Grow Up to Be Lindsays

Brian Ross | Posted 05.25.2011 | Entertainment
Brian Ross

Ms. Lohan, who just watched her fashion career with Ungaro sink faster than a submarine with screen doors, seems to think that she is in the same class of celebrity as "Oprah" or "Angelina."

Man Sues Police For 'Conspiracy' With His Ex-Wife To Slam Him With Parking Tickets

Chicago Tribune | Posted 05.25.2011 | Chicago

An Orland Park man who received two dozen unwarranted parking tickets has sued the city of Chicago and two police officers in federal court. The laws...

Toyota 'Black Boxes': Automaker Secretive, Inconsistent About Device Recordings

AP | CURT ANDERSON and DANNY ROBBINS | Posted 05.25.2011 | Business

SOUTHLAKE, Texas — Toyota has for years blocked access to data stored in devices similar to airline "black boxes" that could explain crashes blamed ...

Chuck E. Cheese Sued Over Air Hockey Puck

NBC Chicago | Posted 05.25.2011 | Chicago

A woman is suing Chuck E. Cheese after allegedly being hit in the head with an air hockey puck at the children's entertainment joint. Reyna Mason c...

Jason Linkins

'Politico' Makes Obscure 'Tory Politico' Blog Famous By Suing It | Jason Linkins | Posted 05.25.2011 | Media

As a part of its ongoing effort to retain exclusive brand licensing rights to a word that's been a part of the English language since the early sevent...

Plaintiffs File Brief in Overtime Lawsuit Against PricewaterhouseCoopers

Caleb Newquist | Posted 05.25.2011 | Los Angeles
Caleb Newquist

Last summer Going Concern initiated its coverage on the wage and hour lawsuits against the Big 4 auditors in California. The implications of the suit could change the face of public accounting.

Milton Bradley, Ex Chicago Cub, Sued By Former Landlord

Chicago Sun-Times | Cubbie Nation | Posted 05.25.2011 | Chicago

Add his landlord to the list of people who don't like former Cubs rightfielder Milton Bradley, dumped by the team last month. ...

Police Taser Rules: Federal Appeals Court Issues Ruling On Use Of Tasers

McClatchy | Hudson Sangree and Kim Minugh | Sacramento Bee | Posted 05.25.2011 | Home

A federal appeals court on Monday issued one of the most comprehensive rulings yet limiting police use of Tasers against low-level offenders who seem ...

Lech Walesa to Sue Organizers of the 20th Anniversary of Berlin Wall Collapse?

Max Kolonko | Posted 05.25.2011 | World
Max Kolonko

Will Lech Walesa, former head of the Polish Solidarity movement, succumb to pettiness of our times? When we fight not with stones and fists but lawyers and tricks, and suffering always has a monetary value?

Goldman Sachs Seizing Homes Subprime Mortgages Bought

McClatchy | Greg Gordon | Posted 05.25.2011 | Business

Goldman spent years buying hundreds of thousands of subprime mortgages, many of them from some of the more unsavory lenders in the business, and packa...

If You're Gonna Call Someone A Skank, Be Sure to Say Who's Calling

Disgrasian | Posted 05.25.2011 | Technology

By now you've probably heard the story: Former model Liskula Cohen, 37, subpoenas Google in January, in pursuit of a defamation suit "concerning her a...

More Nuttiness on the Obama Birth Certificate Non-Issue

Earl Ofari Hutchinson | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
Earl Ofari Hutchinson

The cases won't go anywhere but that's less important than the attention, publicity, and mischief making that the frivolous Obama hounders can cause.

Victim of Racist Attack Awarded $2.5 Million

Kety Esquivel | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
Kety Esquivel

Gruver was attacked by Klansmen at a Kentucky fair in 2006. He was in line at a concession stand at the Meade County Fair when two Klansmen... threw whiskey in his face.

Revenge of the Wives

Midwin Charles | Posted 05.25.2011 | Media
Midwin Charles

Both Christie Brinkley and DIna Matos McGreevey took their marital grievances to the most public forum possible. Brinkley even requested her divorce hearing be made public.

The Real Story Behind the Batman, Turkey Lawsuit

Scott Mendelson | Posted 05.25.2011 | Entertainment
Scott Mendelson

The Mayor of Batman, Turkey is suing Warner Bros and Chris Nolan for not getting permission to use the name 'Batman.' Absurd, insane, ridiculous, right? Well of course, but the truth is far more disturbing.

Consumer Safety Lawsuits May Be Blocked For Years Under Bush's Proposed Rule Changes

WSJ | ALICIA MUNDY | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics

WASHINGTON -- Bush administration officials, in their last weeks in office, are pushing to rewrite a wide array of federal rules with changes or addit...

Sam Stein

Jackson Browne Sues GOP And McCain Campaign | Sam Stein | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics

***UPDATE*** McCain Campaign spokesman Brian Rogers responds to the lawsuit filed by Jackson Browne: This campaign has never run any ad using any por...

Crime, Punishment and ExxonMobil

Robert Weissman | Posted 05.25.2011 | Business
Robert Weissman

The direct precedential value of the Exxon decision will cast an ominous shadow over state and federal court decisions on punitive damages for years to come.

Piling on Angelo Mozilo???

Jim Randel | Posted 05.25.2011 | Business
Jim Randel

I worry when we as a society turn over-zealous in looking to personalize and find villains for problems (the housing bust and credit crunch) for which we all have responsibility.