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Virginia mom arrested, charged over $1 gag-gift alarm clock

Mon, 22 May 2017 09:50:45 +0000

Daphne Page, 52, says she bought the “sticks of dynamite” novelty alarm clock for $1 at a garage sale and was going to give it to her daughter as a gag gift. After she left it in the back seat of her car at a grocery store, someone noticed it and raised an alarm which […]

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Food roundup

Mon, 22 May 2017 04:05:46 +0000

“What’re You In For?” “Lemonade.” A Boston professor wants sugary drinks handled the same way as alcohol [my new Cato post] Hershey, many other firms sued over “slack fill” packaging by guy who wrote book entitled “Sue and Grow Rich” [John O’Brien, Legal NewsLine] What if we forced food to be more local? The unintended […]

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Virtual rabbits fall victim to IP dispute

Sun, 21 May 2017 15:51:12 +0000

Their food source is snarled in litigation, so this weekend thousands of virtual rabbits in Second Life began to die. [Rock Paper Shotgun] Tags: intellectual property, nonmonetary costs of litigation, social networking

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Class action: Box set of “all” James Bond films didn’t have all of them

Sat, 20 May 2017 19:18:15 +0000

A class action seeks money because a movie compendium whose promotional literature described it as containing “All of the Bond films gathered for the first time in this one-of-a-kind box set” lacked the 1967 David Niven spoof version of Casino Royale and 1983’s Never Say Never Again. The latter is sometimes denied canonical status by […]

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Grad student to sue over portrayal in Laura Kipnis book

Sat, 20 May 2017 14:15:40 +0000

Laura Kipnis, who wrote a widely read article on the problems with the Title IX accusation process on campus and then herself had to fend off a Title IX complaint based on having written the article, is now being sued by the same Northwestern University graduate student who pursued the earlier Title IX complaints. The […]

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Medical roundup

Fri, 19 May 2017 10:05:20 +0000

“Apple Watch can detect an early sign of heart disease…. Apple has been communicating privately with the FDA for years about medical devices and so far the FDA has taken a light touch to Apple but these issues are coming to a head.” [Tyler Cowen] “[Investor] lawsuits targeting life sciences firms jumped 70 percent from […]

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N.J.: “Drunken driver hurt in crash sues bars for serving him alcohol”

Fri, 19 May 2017 04:05:44 +0000

“Antonio Salomon-Merlino of Carlstadt claims in a lawsuit he drank several Tequila-based drinks at two bars before crashing his motorcycle in Lodi. He alleges he was visibly intoxicated but the bars served him anyway.” [NJ.com] “He was definitely intoxicated,” said his lawyer. “In addition to the businesses, Salomon-Merlino is suing the borough of Lodi for […]

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Detroit Free Press investigates crash-claim abuse

Thu, 18 May 2017 10:05:57 +0000

“Detroit drivers face the highest average auto insurance rates in the country, often more than $3,000 a year for a single vehicle,” while residents of Michigan as a whole pay the third highest rates of any state. A Detroit Free Press investigation by J.C. Reindl and others “finds that runaway medical bills, disability benefits payouts […]

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Podcast on FICALA, the class action reform bill

Thu, 18 May 2017 04:05:10 +0000

Andrew Grossman (Baker & Hostetler), longtime friend of this site, and Howard Erichson of Fordham spoke last month to a Federalist Society online audience on pending class action reform proposals, resulting in this podcast. Description: On Saturday, March 11 the House passed the Fairness in Class Litigation Act by a vote of 220-201. The stated […]

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“Austin man sues date for texting during movie”

Wed, 17 May 2017 10:38:44 +0000

By reader acclaim: “A man is suing a Round Rock woman for texting during a movie date at the Barton Creek Square theater, according to a petition filed in small claims court in Travis County. Brandon Vezmar, 37, of Austin filed the claim Thursday against his date. He is asking for $17.31, which was the […]

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