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Shot by Police, Thwarted by Judges and Geography

FORT WORTH, Texas — When David Collie slipped off his shirt as he set out one sultry night to visit some friends, he didn’t know he was putting himself in grave danger. But he was. He now fit the description: …

Republicans Push For Coronavirus Lawsuit Immunity For Business

The top Republicans in the U.S. Congress displayed a united front on Friday in their drive for coronavirus-related liability protections for businesses, saying such measures will be crucial to talks about future relief legislation. Senate majority leader Mitch McConnell and …

ILR Highlights Top 10 Most Ridiculous Lawsuits of 2018

A lawsuit targeting California coffee houses for not including warning labels on their products tops the U.S. Chamber Institute for Legal Reform’s (ILR) list of the Top 10 Most Ridiculous Lawsuits of 2018. This year’s list features lawsuits by a …

Billionaire Backs Personal Injury Lawsuit Funding Firm

The billionaire George Soros has found a new way to make money from personal injury lawsuits. Soros Fund Management is pushing into a branch of litigation finance that few hedge funds have entered. His family office is bankrolling a company …

Gas Driller Wants Pennsylvania Homeowner to Pay for Disparaging Remarks

A gas driller argued in court Monday that it’s entitled to monetary damages from a Pennsylvania homeowner who continued bad-mouthing the company after settling his water-contamination lawsuit against it more than five years ago. Houston-based Cabot Oil & Gas Corp. …

ILR: Top 10 Most Ridiculous Lawsuits of 2016

Lawsuits accusing Starbucks of putting too much ice in iced coffee and too much foam in lattes top the U.S. Chamber Institute for Legal Reform’s (ILR) survey of the Top Ten Most Ridiculous Lawsuits of 2016. ILR also released a …

Product Liability Plaintiff Lawyers Warned They May Pay For Filing Frivolous Suits

Lawyers who defend companies in product liability cases are celebrating an unusual order by a federal judge in Columbus, Georgia. In it, he told attorneys for the other side—the ones who represent injured consumers—that he was going to crack down …

ILR’s Ranks the 10 Most Ridiculous Lawsuits of the Year

An animal rights group suing on behalf of a monkey for the copyright ownership of his “selfies” tops the U.S. Chamber Institute for Legal Reform’s (ILR) survey of the “Top Ten Most Ridiculous Lawsuits of 2015.” Along with the list, …

Odd Lawsuits Plague Arkansas County Sheriffs

A newly booked male inmate steadfastly argued with Craighead County jail administrators that he needed medical attention. He claimed to have perhaps the rarest disease in the world. In a scientific marvel, the man diagnosed himself with ovarian cancer and …

Nevada Governor Signs Bill That Will Tighten Construction Defect Suit Rules

Nevada Gov. Brian Sandoval signed a bill Tuesday aimed at curbing frivolous lawsuits over construction defects after the measure passed through the Republican-controlled Legislature along party lines. The Republican governor said AB125, which was sponsored by Republican Assemblyman Ira Hansen, …