Lawsuits

Woman Sues Over Negligent Jiggling Contest

A New Jersey woman who was injured while participating in the "Shake-It-Like-Shakira" contest at Calico Jack’s Cantina in New York City has sued, alleging that the cantina’s owners and operators should have known the dance contest was "dangerous and likely…


Captain of the U.S.A. v. Bush

Here's an "October Surprise" for you. On October 6, Leon Gay, Jr., filed suit against George W. Bush, currently President of the United States, in the federal court for the Northern District of Alabama. It seems that Mr. Gay's investigation…



Boston Primary School Becomes Latest to Ban Tag

Joining at least three other elementary schools across the nation, Willett Elementary School in Attleboro, Massachusetts (south of Boston) has banned tag, touch football and other other "unsupervised chase game" during recess.  School officials cited concerns that children might get…



Dashing Diner Wins Verdict in Trial Over $46 Tab

A jury in Pinellas, Florida, recently sided with Lt. Col. Ralph Paul (ret.) after he was prosecuted for not paying a $46 dinner tab.  Mr. Paul had complained after he ordered a "Seafood Saute" and received a dish that he…


Ninth Circuit Rejects Right-to-Land-Personal-Jet Case

While the Ninth Circuit is often labeled as a "liberal" court that will accept virtually any civil-rights claim, don’t tell that to Ron Tutor, who is still unable to land his private jet at the airport in Hailey, Idaho.  In…



Defective Hairpiece Blamed for Cardiac Arrest

Paul Lewis and Paula Wood of Milford, Connecticut, are locked in litigation over a disputed hairpiece that Lewis says gave him a heart attack. Not directly.  Lewis says that he bought the hairpiece for $1200 from Paula’s Wig Boutique in…


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…