Lawsuits (Baffling)

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Carreon Complaint Amended, Still Odd

Internet darling Charles Carreon has already amended the complaint he filed just last week, and while it's not unheard of to file an amended complaint that quickly, it does tend to encourage the belief that maybe the initial filing was…



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Robin Hood v. the Banking Industry

From a Courthouse News summary of newly filed cases: Robin Hood, et al. v. US Gov. Banking Industry, et al., No. 3:12-cv-1542-EDL (N.D. Cal. filed Mar. 27, 2012). RICO class action. "But yet this subject matter 'Over-limit' / 'Overdraft' is on the…



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Plaintiff Seeks Freedom From Granfalloonery, Harassatoriness

From a complaint filed last week in San Francisco:  Michael M ____ v. City and County of San Francisco; San Francisco Superior Court; Dennis Herrera; Wayne Snodgrass; Andrew Gschwind; Harry Gower III; Robert Baysinger; Alisa Hollander Ella Yip; Adena Gilbert; Charlotte Woolard;…



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The Man Who Sued Himself

There is more than one such man, actually, but although I’m aware of several cases of autolitigation (a term I’m pretty sure I just made up), and the court’s opinion in Lodi v. Lodi is already in the Case Law Hall of…


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New Orleans Docket: Wasp-Related Negligence

John B____ v. Vasamth Bethala, Manager; LQ12 LLC dba LaQuinta Inn & Suites; James River Ins. Co., No. 2011-12066 F (22d Dist. Jud. Ct. La., filed Apr. 7, 2011). Negligence action. While the plaintiff was staying on the third floor of the…


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A Tort Causation Puzzler for You

Here's a report of a case filed in New Orleans last month: Baptiste v. Wyndham Vacation Resorts Inc.; Avenue Plaza Hotel, No. 2011-01688 H (New Orleans 2/17/2011). Lawsuit for personal injury and negligence. While staying at the defendants' hotel, the plaintiff…


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Man Claims Emotional Distress Due to Bird Insults

The AFP reports that a Taiwanese man has sued his neighbors claiming that they trained their mynah bird to swear at him and that the bird's relentless taunting caused him serious emotional distress. Few details were available, but it appeared that…