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Posts Tagged ‘frivolous lawsuits’

APOCALYPSE WATCH: Mom Sues Sperm Bank Over the Race of the Donor

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Meet Jennifer Cramblett of Ohio.

She’s the woman on the right. The woman on the left is her partner Amanda Zinkon. It’s nice to live in a world where we can see what is portrayed as a happy “lesbian couple” and not think twice about it. But this story is a bit more complicated.

The girl in the middle looking all pixelated is Payton, their daughter. She is now the center of an uncomfortable lawsuit. Mom Jennifer decided to sue the sperm bank that inseminated her because the “donation” was from a black man; hence, Payton is biracial.

And wait until you read her reason for the lawsuit…

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Some Woman Sues Disney Because Frozen Was Her ‘Life Story’

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Art imitates life?

Meet Isabella Tanikumi.

She’s a New Jersey-based author who also goes by L. Amy Gonzalez. Still not ringing a bell? What about her 2010 autobiography Living My Truth? We didn’t read it either — and that fact may explain the pending litigation behind this story.

According to CNN Money, Tanikumi has filed a $250 million lawsuit claiming that Disney’s animated film about Princess Anna, her magical sister Elsa and their talking snowman Olaf took elements from her aforementioned 2010 collection of words on paper.

Yes, Frozen was her life story.

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THIS JUST IN: ‘Office Space’ Actor Just Lost His Flair

THIS JUST IN 2Does the name Todd Duffey ring a bell?

Yeah, I didn’t think so. He’s a blogger and a bit actor. Still nothing? I got it. What about that brown nosing troll with 37 pieces of flair in the classic movie ‘Office Space.’

OH YEAH! That guy. 

Well, “Brian” as he is known to all of us who live in PR cube farms, isn’t collecting the checks like he used to do, so he considered another way to make a quick buck.

So, he sued 20th Century Fox. Wait, what?

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Common Yelp Lawsuits May Cause Serious #PRFail

hateyelpIn the land of the free to sue anyone they want and home of the brave lawyers with no scruples to take their money, frivolous lawsuits are no stranger to the U.S. Justice System. Much to the detriment of good legal beagles out there, these lawsuits kill the reputations of so many things.

And now, they may kill Yelp all together.

The crowdsourcing website for reviews, scorn, honesty, and trolls has been in the courts of ‘Merica one too many times. However, these last few cases may have legal experts reconsidering how review websites are beneficial when so many people abuse them.

For example…

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Hockey Fans Sue Over Fake Beer Sizes Because the Economy

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We know. You’re not drunk. You’re from Wisconsin, or Idaho, or who cares. 

People are litigious by nature because cash grabs are fun. That, and the American Justice System needs some serious reform, but that’s another blog post somewhere else.

There’s the woman who sued (and beat) McDonald’s for having the nerve to serve hot coffee. There’s this guy who sued Anheuser-Busch for beer not giving him delusions of naked women (really). And then there is a class-action lawsuit from the state of Idaho suing for — wait for it – beer fraud.

God bless America, indeed.

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MEMO to Nike: Pimpin’ Ain’t Easy

Simpsons-lawsuitsLawyers. I know, right?

You say that word and most people roll their eyes with visions of shouting advertisements and ambulance chasers. There’s a reason for the bad stereotypes — whacked-out lawsuits, the shady folk who debate them and the dolts who win them.

There’s the chick who sued McDonald’s (and won) for serving her hot coffee that she spilled in her own lap. There’s the other chick who sued Wendy’s (and won) because she found a finger in her chili — and then it turned out to be a hoax. No, really? Or even the dude that sued Subway’s (and will probably win because justice is screwy that way) for being an inch short on its foot-long sub. 

Frivolous lawsuits suck out loud because of the bad PR it gives good attorneys (yes, there are some), but this one against Nike may kick all their behinds.

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