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Lawsuits Cost West Virginia

Featured Story, In the News, Spotlight Stories | April 24, 2017 09:56 am

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As a West Virginia state legislator, Kayla Kessinger is no stranger to the debate surrounding the state’s business and lawsuit climate. “In order to bring jobs into this state, we have to make West Virginia more competitive,” Kessinger told Faces of Lawsuit Abuse. “And one of the biggest areas where we’re lacking is in tort reform….

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Most Ridiculous Lawsuits of 2017: Episode 1

Featured Story, In the News, Spotlight Stories | April 5, 2017 09:56 am

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“Negligent Handshake” Leads to Lawsuit Between Lawyers Call it, perhaps, a handshake disagreement. Two Florida lawyers are meeting in court because of a handshake that one of the attorneys claims left him in “severe pain.” It may sound silly.  But George H. Vallario, Jr., 76, claims that the suit is no joke.  Vallario contends that…

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Massachusetts Man Files Class Action Lawsuit over ‘Fake Butter’

In the News, Uncategorized, Your Stories | April 5, 2017 09:56 am

If a restaurant provided you with so-called “fake butter” on your bagel after you ordered real butter — would you simply ask for new bagel, or would you file a costly lawsuit? That’s the very choice that faced Jan Polanik of Worcester, MA after he ordered a bagel with real butter at Dunkin Donuts. Polanik, however,…

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Woman Sues Restaurant After Falling off Popular Donkey Statue

In the News, Spotlight Stories, Your Stories | April 5, 2017 09:56 am

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The donkey statue at El Jalisco restaurant in Tallahassee, Florida is a popular feature for patrons at the Mexican restaurant. It’s so popular, in fact, that patrons have organized a “For the Donkey” Facebook campaign to save the popular statute after one local woman sued the restaurant after she hopped up on the statue and…

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15 Year Old Sues Mom for Confiscating his Phone

In the News | April 5, 2017 09:56 am

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It’s not uncommon for a concerned mother to take certain steps to ensure her child buckles down on schoolwork. That may include taking away television privileges, grounding the kid from going out with friends on the weekend or, these days, confiscating a smartphone. But that latter action landed one Spanish mom in court recently, as…

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Woman walks into a ladder while ‘engrossed’ in her cellphone; jury awards her $161,000

Featured Story, In the News, Spotlight Stories | March 1, 2017 09:56 am

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They say that walking under a ladder will bring a person bad luck. Apparently, walking into that same ladder while texting will bring you a pot of gold … or, $161,000, to be exact. That’s what happened for DeToya Moody. Photos from a surveillance video show a worker replacing the letters on a bank sign…

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Faces of Lawsuit Abuse Wins Two National Awards

In the News | February 27, 2017 09:56 am

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We are pleased to announce that the Faces of Lawsuit Abuse national public awareness campaign has been recognized with two awards from the 2017 Goldies Award competition: “Golden Eagle Award” for Video Pre-Roll Ad Excellent in Public Affairs “Silver Eagle Award” for Social Media/Digital Ad Excellence in Public Affairs The Goldies Award competition is peer-judged,…

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“Your Uber Lawsuit is Arriving Now”: Man Sues Uber for Ruining His Marriage

In the News | February 17, 2017 09:56 am

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Until death, or lawsuit, do us part? A French man is suing the ride-sharing company Uber for ruining his marriage. The accusation? The plaintiff claims that, once he had logged in to Uber on his wife’s phone, the app continued to provide her notifications of his pick-ups and drop-offs.  Whatever it was that his wife…

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New Jersey Man Sues Over Christmas Tree “Negligence”

In the News | February 17, 2017 09:56 am

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So much for the Christmas spirit. A New Jersey man is suing the owners of an apartment complex for injuries he claims he suffered because of a “recklessly, carelessly and/or negligently” discarded Christmas tree that caused him injury. Kyu Taik Chung, of New Milford, claims that he suffered “severe and permanent injuries” from the discarded…

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