Lawyers and Lawsuits

Like it or not (and there’s not much to like here), when you find one, you’ll find the other. And together they spell double trouble for us all.

It’s getting doubly difficult to keep up with all of the lawsuits being filed by lawyers all across America.

In fact, it’s simply impossible.

So rather than beat our heads against the wall, our Lawyers and Lawsuits section will bring you a sampling of some of the zany shenanigans of America’s legal community.

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Without further ado, let’s get the old lawsuit ball rolling by checking out the lawsuits below.

A different type of New Year’s resolution – Mississippi lawyers rush to beat filing deadlineThe State of Mississippi, long hailed as the lawsuit capitol of the planet, went through an end of the year lawsuit crunch as thousands of last minute lawsuits were filed across the state before new civil justice reform laws went into effect on January 1, 2003.

A dog gone lawsuitA federal jury has warded more than $30 million to two men who claimed that Taco Bell took their idea for a talking Chihuahua and used it in award-winning ads for the Mexican fast-food chain.

Canadian Tobacco Suit Goes Up In Smoke. A Canadian court has thrown out a class action lawsuit that was launched nine years ago against three tobacco companies, saying the process would require a thousand years of litigation to resolve.

Chinese ball player says Coke is not itAfter less than a year playing professional basketball in the United States, it appears that one foreign player has caught on to at least one America custom – lawsuits.

Honking Horn Case Nets A Quarter Million Bucks.
An automobile driver who was manhandled by a Miami police officer after honking her horn at a car in front of her has been awarded more than $250,000 by a jury.

Judges Who Break the Law … Judges Who Steal – By Bill SizemoreCitizens across the country are being mugged and robbed by the activist judges, who sit on their state supreme courts. The extent of the theft being perpetrated is staggering; often undermining even the most fundamental right of American citizens to be self-governing.

No Pants, No Problem rules EEOC. The Equal Employment Opportunity Commission has ruled that if a woman doesn’t want to wear pants to work, then that’s perfectly OK. At least that’s the case for a woman who was fired for refusing to wear pants as part of her work uniform.

Starbucks Takes To The Courts In China. In the land of tea, the world’s best-known coffee chain is going to court to protect its name.

Student sues to keep title to herselfA Moorestown (New Jersey) High School senior, contending that the district superintendent is engineering new rules that would force her to share the title of valedictorian with another student, sued school officials.

Things Getting A Little Sloppy Down South. Way down south in Key West, Florida, there’s a dispute brewing between two bars befitting an Ernest Hemingway novel. It seems the two drinking establishments in the hard-drinking author’s former home are fighting over rights to use the name of his old watering hole.

This judge is no ‘pushover’. A Kentucky judge, who spent a seven year stint in the U. S. Marines, wasn’t about to be a pushover in his courtroom.

Wacky warning label winner declared. The sign on the toilet brush says it best: “Do not use for personal hygiene.” That admonition was the winner of an anti-lawsuit group’s contest for the wackiest consumer warning label of the year.

What’s in a name? I guess we should have seen this one coming. After all, Minnesota based Hormel Foods has produced the luncheon meat SPAM for decades. And quite naturally, they hold a trademark for the name.

When enough is never enoughLawyers who represented millions of retailers in their class action lawsuit against Visa and MasterCard on debit card processing costs are now seeking among the highest legal fees ever for nailing down $3 billion in combined settlements.