Civil


Attorney Demands $50K For Injury Caused by Pizza Hut Door

Amanda Verett, an attorney in Edwardsville, Illinois, has sued Pizza Hut and another customer for injuries she says she sustained from a door.  Verett alleges that on February 12, as she was exiting the Hut, she held the door open…


Cardinals Fan Sues Over Botched Tattoo

St. Louis fans are justly proud of their Cardinals, who (as some of you will remember) won the World Series in 2006.  Jason Harris was so proud of them that he went to a local tattoo parlor to have a…


Further Details Emerge on $65-Million-Pants Lawsuit

We learned more this week about the lawsuit by a D.C. administrative law judge against his diabolical neighborhood dry cleaners, who allegedly lost or stole or set fire to or irradiated or otherwise acted tortiously towards a pair of pants…




Class Members Sought for Anti-Shark Litigation

This helpful update appeared in today’s "Legal Headlines" email from FindLaw: PERSONAL INJURY Boy, 12, Bitten By Shark Off Fla. Coast Well, that is a "personal injury," no doubt about it.  I’m just not sure what the legal ramifications are,…



Japanese Company Warns That Defective Toilets May Catch Fire

Toto Ltd., Japan’s leading toilet manufacturer, announced today that it was offering free repairs for a defect that had been identified in its popular "Z Series" toilets.  The company said that the defect, related to the toilets’ electrical systems, may…


Man Sued for Negligent Dancing

The AP reported this week that a Chicago woman is suing a man she danced with at an office party, alleging that she was injured by one of his dance moves, which seems to have gone something like this: Step…