Lawsuits

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…



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…