August 2006

Motion for Extension of Time Due to Puppies

Hot off the fax machine is this new pleading, filed on August 28 in the Supreme Court of Florida by a plaintiffs' attorney in Miami.  Petitioner faced a deadline to file a response to Respondents' motion for rehearing, but events…


Copycat Bunk-Bed Case Filed in England

The BBC reports this week that an inmate in England is suing the country’s Prison Service for negligence after he fell off the top bunk in his cell, sustaining a "bad gash to the head."  This may or may not…


Deposition Confirms Suspicions of Drug Use

John Freeman sued for $3 million after he fell off a roof at a job site and broke his left arm.  Defense attorneys were eager to take Freeman’s deposition partly because they had learned he had a history of drug…



Fortunetelling Permits Freely Available in San Francisco

In my research recently amongst the many ordinances of San Francisco, I did not find what I was looking for, but I did happen to come across something far more exciting. It appears that Article 17.1 of the San Francisco…


Hero Attorney Sued

He borrowed a boat to save lives after Hurricane Katrina, and so of course the boat’s owner sued him.


Identical Twin of Michael Jordan Drops $800-Million Lawsuit

Allen Ray Heckard sued Michael Jordan and Nike founder Phil Knight in Oregon state court, alleging that they had ruined his life by making Jordan so well-known.  Heckard is virtually Jordan's twin, although Heckard is eight years older, 30 pounds…




Go Ahead and Hate Your Neighbor, Go Ahead and Cheat a Friend

Said hating and cheating, however, may get you sued.  That’s what we learn from this complaint, filed in 2003 by Willie Anderson against Dennis Sweet and the rest of Langston, Frazier, Sweet & Freese, P.A., in Jefferson County, Mississippi.  Anderson…