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Like Payday Loans, Lawsuit Loans Increasingly Coming Under Fire

Sara Warner | Posted 08.20.2014 | Politics
Sara Warner

With civil courts underfunded and litigation increasing, even simple cases are going to take years and years to attain their day in court. And the structure of these loans become truly predatory as the cases linger.

I'm With Stupid: I Shoulda Learned to Potato Them Drums

Todd Hartley | Posted 09.10.2014 | Comedy
Todd Hartley

I'm going to be a pest this week and get a song stuck in your head, but it's an OK song, so it won't be that bad. And you'll definitely remember the s...

8 Companies That Sold You Lies

The Huffington Post | Rebecca Hiscott | Posted 05.19.2014 | Business

If you haven't heard already, those ridiculous-looking “barefoot running shoes” that have been pretty trendy the past couple of years yield pretty...

Dave Jamieson

White House Ignores Calls To Pay Interns

HuffingtonPost.com | Dave Jamieson | Posted 04.29.2014 | Politics

WASHINGTON -- Even as it pushes Congress to raise the minimum wage to $10.10 per hour, the Obama administration is resisting calls to pay interns who ...

MARS Is Retrograde: Be Careful of Your Actions: 5 Dos and 5 Don'ts

Larry Schwimmer | Posted 04.29.2014 | Healthy Living
Larry Schwimmer

You may be familiar with the frustration of Mercury retrograde, when the world seems to go haywire, because of miscommunications and breakdowns. Now it's time to pay attention to your "actions" because Mars will be retrograde on March 1st.

Apple Bails Out Thieving Little Kids

Jerome Schultz | Posted 03.18.2014 | Parents
Jerome Schultz

Kids under age 5 or 6 might not have understood the ethics or the mechanics of this game, but what the heck are they doing shopping online without parents looking on? Kids age 7 or older, having reached the "age of reason," know exactly what's going on here. Ignorance is no defense.

New Jersey Redefines Golfers' Tort Liability

The Legal Blitz | Posted 02.09.2014 | Sports
The Legal Blitz

We all have that one golfing buddy who can't seem to hit a single straight shot and always requires a baker's dozen worth of mulligans. But thanks to a recent ruling by a New Jersey Superior Court judge, only the golfer hitting the ball is responsible for yelling "fore!" for errant shots.

The Baseball Rule: How Duties to Spectators Continue to Evolve

The Legal Blitz | Posted 01.25.2014 | Sports
The Legal Blitz

Attending a professional sporting event carries some inherent risks. Balls, equipment, and even athletes themselves sometimes fly into the stands. Drunken idiots throw punches. Mascots can sometimes get a little handsy.

I'm With Stupid: Come On, Baby, Let's Sue the Twits

Todd Hartley | Posted 10.30.2013 | Comedy
Todd Hartley

So Chubby did what Chubby had to do and sued HP back in February, claiming that HP violated his trademarks, knowingly invaded his publicity rights and tarnished his name.

Why San Jose Sued Major League Baseball -- And Wrote Its Own Declaration of Independence

Sam Liccardo | Posted 08.19.2013 | San Francisco
Sam Liccardo

San Jose is already the largest city in Northern California. We provide a home to the world's most talented, diverse workforce, and to hundreds of great companies. Every American industry, that is, except Major League Baseball.

Tuna Surprise

Ronnie Citron-Fink | Posted 08.12.2013 | Green
Ronnie Citron-Fink

When I was a child, a tuna fish sandwich was my lunchbox staple. In college, I honed my culinary skills and shared crunchy tuna casseroles with my 'brave' new friends. Now tuna takes center stage again -- this time as a predominant source of methylmercury, a harmful neurotoxin.

Florida's New Medical Malpractice Law Makes Suing Doctors and Hospitals More Difficult for Injured Patients

Spencer Aronfeld | Posted 08.06.2013 | Miami
Spencer Aronfeld

These changes are yet another example of how seemingly minuscule tweaking of a statute can create a tectonic shifting of power by stripping away the legal rights of the weakest members of our community and handing them over to the rich and powerful.

Lawsuit: Coroner Used Man's Remains To Train Dog

AP | Posted 04.13.2013 | Crime

LOCKPORT, N.Y. -- The parents of a western New York man killed in a car crash are suing county officials after the coroner there took a piece of their...

The Answer Is to Fix the Justice System

Rebecca Love Kourlis | Posted 05.05.2013 | Politics
Rebecca Love Kourlis

While mediation and arbitration certainly have their place, we cannot and should not abandon the system itself. What we need is a justice system that is more accessible, efficient, and accountable.

Domestic Drama Sends Owners of Vegan Magazine to Court

Laura Beck | Posted 05.05.2013 | Media
Laura Beck

To say hearing about this lawsuit was upsetting is an understatement, and I'm heartbroken to learn what's transpired. Right now, I'm personally grieving for a relationship that was once so strong, and has turned toxic.

In Our Courts 'Justice' Is Bought

Lance Soskin | Posted 04.28.2013 | Business
Lance Soskin

Due to the nature of our adversarial justice system, it's more often than not going to be the party with the high-priced attorney who wins in court rather than the party with the more meritorious case.

Instagram Doesn't Want To Be Sued Anymore

Reuters | Erin Geiger Smith | Posted 04.16.2013 | Technology

By Erin Geiger Smith (Reuters) - Facebook's Instagram photo sharing service asked a federal court on Wednesday to throw out a lawsuit f...

I'm With Stupid: Taking Action Because I've Got Class

Todd Hartley | Posted 04.13.2013 | Comedy
Todd Hartley

he way I see it, this is a triumph of the little guy over the powers that be, a defiant blow against the corporatization of America. I'm just honored that "I'm With Stupid" gets to be a part of it.

Donald Trump To Sue Bill Maher, Because Whatever

The Huffington Post | Ross Luippold | Posted 02.05.2013 | Comedy

Donald Trump told "Fox & Friends" on Monday morning that he will sue comedian Bill Maher after he proved to Maher that he was not the spawn of an oran...

Has Gagosian's Double Dealing Backfired?

ARTINFO | Posted 03.20.2013 | Arts
ARTINFO

Larry Gagosian raised a lot of eyebrows when he admitted in a recent court deposition that he didn't worry much about "loyalty" to his clients because...

Airline Owes Customers 5.8 Million Beers!

The Huffington Post | Katherine Bindley | Posted 12.14.2012 | Money

Southwest Airlines has settled a lawsuit to the tune of an estimated $29 million -- or 5.8 million unredeemed alcoholic beverages valued at $5 each, ...

Man Stripped Of $28,000 At Adult Club Must Pay

The Huffington Post | Ron Dicker | Posted 12.13.2012 | New York

Larry Flynt's Hustler Club, which bills itself as a "10,000 square-foot playground of decadent adult entertainment," proved too much for one Manhattan...

Gary Johnson, Antitrust Plaintiff, Sues Major Parties for Monopolizing Politics

Chris Sagers | Posted 12.01.2012 | Politics
Chris Sagers

Lawsuits are common in politics, but there was one filed last Friday that is not common at all: someone has brought an antitrust suit, alleging that the major political parties have monopolized politics, and it is not exactly some crackpot who did it.

The Best States To Sue A Company

24/7 Wall St. | Alexander E.M. Hess, Michael B. Sauter and Samuel Weigley | Posted 09.16.2012 | Business

From 24/7 Wall St.: According to the in-house lawyers of America’s biggest companies, the court system is making things easier for them. The U.S. Ch...

Undocumented Worker Claims Colleague Stole $1 Million Lottery Prize

The Huffington Post | Ron Dicker | Posted 09.14.2012 | Money

Ramon Ortiz, an undocumented worker who doesn't speak English, had no Social Security number to claim a $1 million Maryland lottery jackpot he won two...