No, You Can’t Sue Your Uncle For Putting Embarrassing Family Photos On Facebook
At this point, nearly everyone has at least one friend who finds perverse joy in posting stupid, unflattering photos of their friends to Facebook. Maybe drunk photos or maybe just dorky, grody ones from right after you ran a marathon or something.
Steve-O Sued Over Alleged Karaoke Injury -- Yes, Karaoke Injury
Steve-O has moved on from doing nasty bodily harm to himself on camera, to doing nasty bodily harm to others on camera. At least, according to a lawsuit filed Thursday. The "Jackass" star has been slapped with a negligence suit by a woman who claims that she was injured during a taping of his upcoming reality series, "Killer Karaoke."
Zombie protestors file $300,000 lawsuit against TVA
Six costumed protesters who planned to attend a TVA board of directors meeting have filed a $300,000 federal lawsuit against TVA, claiming the agency violated their free speech rights by refusing them entry to the meeting. The six, all from Knoxville, are each seeking $50,000 in punitive damages. They also want a permanent injunction stopping TVA from barring those dressed in costume from attending meetings; an order setting aside all the actions TVA took at the meeting from which they were excluded, and other judicial relief.
Bitten by lawsuit 'sharks'
A Brooklyn firm that advances money to plaintiffs in anticipation of winning their lawsuits charges interest rates that would make a loan shark blush, court papers reveal. LawBuck$, based in Borough Park, is demanding $116,000 to repay $4,000 in loans it made to a man who successfully sued the city in a police-brutality case, according to court documents.
Stop the ‘You Stole My Movie Idea!’ Lawsuits
I was recently named in a lawsuit filed by an author named Joe Quirk; he wrote a novel published in 1997 about a rollerblading messenger in San Francisco called Ultimate Rush. Quirk believes his novel must be the basis for Premium Rush, a movie I produced for Sony Pictures about a bike messenger in New York (which will be released next year). In my opinion, there is no credible proof that I, the two writers of the film, or anyone who had input on Premium Rush ever heard of or read Mr. Quirk’s masterwork. I had never heard of the book until my lawyer called me about the suit.
Chicago Man, Sues Southwest Airlines For 45 Free Drinks
A Chicago attorney with 45 now-worthless free drink coupons valued at about $225 in savings has filed a lawsuit against Southwest Airlines over the company's recent decision to cease honoring the coupons, which had been awarded to customers for purchasing premium "Business Select" tickets and do not have an expiration date.