Civil Plaintiff

Woman sues car dealer over repossession, un-refunded down payment

A Chesterfield woman says a used car dealership threatened to repossess her newly purchased vehicle and is keeping her down payment. She thought the car was hers, but then several days later she got a call from the dealer telling her...

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Family files $25M suit against LSU over son’s suspected hazing-related death

The family of a Roswell college student who was killed during a suspected hazing-related incident at Louisiana State University filed a $25 million federal lawsuit Thursday against the university, fraternity and several fraternity members, Channel 2 Action News reported. Maxwell...

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Robber blames doctor and pharmacist for crimes, sues them for $49,000

A 46-year-old woman who donned a ski mask and wielded a fake gun when she robbed a Southeast Portland bookstore has filed a $49,000 lawsuit against her doctor and pharmacist, claiming they gave her a dangerous mix of prescription drugs...

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A Dead Man Filed A Lawsuit, And An Ethics Expert Says Trouble Could Be Coming For His Lawyers

One giant problem with Melvin Chapman’s Aug. 7 lawsuit and that specific claim – Chapman doesn’t live anywhere. He died more than a year ago. The National Law Review recently broke the news that the deceased are filing lawsuits. Chapman’s case was...

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Colorado Baker Sues Over Dispute With Transgender Woman

The suit, filed in Federal District Court in Denver this week, alleges that Colorado officials are on a “crusade” against Mr. Phillips because he refuses to make cakes that violate his religious beliefs. In recent years, his lawyers say, he...

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State of New York Sues Purdue Pharma Over Oxycontin Sales and Years of Marketing Abuses

(MASS TORT NEXUS MEDIA) The state of New York has joined in the opiate litigation being filed against Purdue Pharma claiming that Purdue misled doctors and patients about the risks and benefits of its opioids, including its multi-billion dollar per...

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Philip Morris Pushes Back on $20M Verdict for Ex-Smoker

ATLANTA (CN) – Attorneys for cigarette giant Philip Morris asked the 11th Circuit on Wednesday to order a new trial after a jury awarded $20 million in punitive damages to a former smoker who claimed her decision to take up...

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From Cute to Ugly: Adoption of Kitten Leads to Summary Judgment for TCPA Violation Against Pet Insurance Company

Sometimes the line between what is and isn’t an “advertisement” within the meaning of the TCPA isn’t quite clear.  But as illustrated by today’s ruling in Legg v. Ptz Ins. Agency, No. 14 C 10043, 2018 U.S. Dist. LEXIS 137811, at *4...

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New York city alleges water supply contamination caused by airport, Air National Guard base

WHITE PLAINS, N.Y. (Legal Newsline) – A New York city alleges that discharges from New York Stewart International Airport and Stewart Air National Guard Base caused contamination of its water supply. The city of Newburgh filed a complaint on Aug....

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Family of 13-year Old Boy Drowned in CA School Pool Announces $11 Million Settlement

He was at a party at high school pool, but no one saw when he slipped beneath the water in the deep end. By the time his friends spotted him he already had brain damage. Read the source article at...

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