June 2008


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City of Flint, Michigan, Joins Crusade Against Saggy Pants

Claiming that he was acting on a "significant" number of citizen complaints, the police chief for Flint, Michigan, said on June 25 that he had directed officers to start arresting people seen wearing pants and/or shorts that sag "too low."…


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Woman Sues Victoria’s Secret For Allegedly Defective Underpants

On June 9, Macrida Patterson filed a lawsuit in Los Angeles County alleging that she was injured last year by a defective product.  According to the report, Patterson was putting on a "low-rise v-string" thong she had purchased at Victoria’s…



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New Adhesive-Toilet-Seat Case Against Home Depot

On June 11, a St. Louis man filed a lawsuit against Home Depot alleging that it had negligently failed to monitor the condition of the toilet seats in its customer restrooms, and had negligently failed to warn of a serious…



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Claim for Reimbursement of Dating Costs is Rejected

A 30-year-old Korean man, identified only as "Park" (which, in Korea, does not narrow it down one bit), has lost his bid to be reimbursed by his ex-girlfriend for the money he spent on their dates.  Park sued the woman…


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German Court Rejects Document-Phobia Defense

A German court has rejected a woman’s appeal of a decision terminating her child-support benefits, despite her disability claim.  The woman had argued that she could not respond earlier to an agency’s requests for information because she has a "phobia…