Lawsuits

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Las Vegas Police Catch Woman Who Filed False Disability Claims

Police had more difficulty than they expected in catching Laura Lee Medley, because she is not in fact disabled as she had claimed to be in a series of claims she had filed against various public entities.  Medley reportedly filed…


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“Star Wars Kid” Lawsuit Settles

Back in 2002, portly Canadian high-school student Ghyslain Raza made a video of himself (after class) imitating a Star Wars character, using a golf-ball retriever as a "lightsaber."  He then made the poor decision to leave the videotape lying around. …


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Agent Shoots Himself, Sues Employer

Lee Paige, a former Tampa Bay Buccaneer and current DEA agent, was making a gun-safety presentation to kids at the Orlando Youth Minority Golf Association on April 9, 2004. I know you know what comes next. Bear with me. This…


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Man Seeks Damages for Damage Caused by Man

Curtis and Rhonda Gokey, of Lodi, California, have both filed claims against the city for damage to their vehicle caused when one of the city's dump trucks backed into it. Driving the dump truck: Curtis Gokey. Gokey filed a $3600…


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Couple Sues for $20 Million Due to Bedbug Bites

Leslie Fox and Stephen Cohen have sued the owners of the Nevele Hotel in the Catskills for $20 million in damages allegedly caused by bites from a bedbug infestation when they stayed at the hotel in early July. While I…


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Benihana Cleared in Flying-Shrimp Wrongful-Death Case

This week, a jury in Long Island rejected a plaintiff’s claim that her husband died as a result of negligence by a shrimp-flinging Benihana chef. Jacqueline Colaitis testified that her husband Jerry hurt his neck while trying to dodge a…



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Man Stuck to Toilet Seat Sues Home Depot

Multiple reports today about the lawsuit filed Friday against Home Depot by a man who says he was ignored after finding himself stuck to a toilet seat. In the lawsuit, 57-year-old Bob Dougherty claims that he was in a Home…