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Former Law Students Claim Their Bad Grades Were “Arbitrary and Capricious”

The ABA Journal reports that two former law students have sued their former school and an adjunct professor, claiming that the professor unfairly gave them Ds in their first-year contracts class. The plaintiffs' claims include negligent supervision, defamation, emotional distress, and, more…


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Auto Insurer Won’t Cover Injury Caused by Dead Driver

Many have pondered the question, "If a tree falls in the forest and there's no one around to hear it, does it make a sound?" But few have pondered the equally stupid question: "If a car causes an injury but…




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Billion-Year Contracts and Musical Chairs

Ironically, Scientologists declare that they are "of sound mind" when they sign this contract agreeing to commit to the group's "Sea Organization" for the next one billion years. According to this new article in the New Yorker, they also do stuff…


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Two Ways to Get the President’s Attention

Author's Note: Alternative titles you may prefer, depending on your political persuasion: Somebody Finally Throws the Book at Obama or Public Still Eager to Donate to Democrats This blog makes an effort to be non-partisan, so please select from the…


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Werewolf Declines Offer to Settle Lawsuit With Push-Up Contest

According to various sources, Twilight star Taylor Lautner, who apparently plays a werewolf or something like that, has refused an offer to settle a pending lawsuit by means of a contest to see who can do more push-ups. First of all,…


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Paris Hilton Sued for Wearing Wrong Hair Extensions

A company that makes hair extensions is suing Paris Hilton for $35 million, alleging that she breached an agreement to wear and promote its product.  Hilton was apparently paid $3.5 million to promote extensions made by Hairtech International Inc., but…


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Former Pathological Liar May Be Deposed in Contract Case

The obvious headline for this one, "Yeah, that's the ticket!" has already been used many times by now.  I successfully resisted the urge to use it myself anyway, but it wasn't easy. Jon Lovitz, who portrayed "Tommy Flanagan: Pathological Liar"…