Lawsuits

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…


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…


Woman Sues J.C. Penney For Mannequin Attack

I was already pleased with what this week had turned up even before I saw this story.  A week that has unveiled not just a squirrel-assault lawsuit and a failure-to-warn-about-gravity case has now presented us with a new lawsuit in…


NJ Appeals Court Holds No Duty to Warn About Gravity

This week, the New Jersey Appellate Division ruled that a bunk-bed manufacturer has no duty to warn the user of a bunk bed that rolling off the top bunk during sleep may result in gravitationally induced injuries. This ruling was…


Woman Sues Mall for Aiding and Abetting Squirrel Attack

In a lawsuit filed Monday in Cook County Circuit Court, Marcy Meckler alleges that the owners and employees of the Old Orchard Shopping Center in Skokie are responsible for injuries she suffered on December 3, 2004, when she was attacked…



Battle of the Bigfoot Researchers

From today’s Bay-Area-case-reporting service: Marin County Superior Court C. Thomas Biscardi v. Great American Bigfoot Research Organization Inc.; Carole Rubin aka "Ruby" Rubin; Robert Shorey; Does; CV062655 (filed 7/11/2006) Action for breach of contract, common counts and and unlawful appropriation…