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RHONJ Teresa Giudice Sues Former Lawyer, Blames Him for Jail Time

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It’s official.

Someone has figured out how to get retribution for a failed legal defense — sue the attorney that failed. 

Former “Real Housewife” of New Jersey Teresa Giudice, and her betrothed Joe, are leaving the small screen for a small room including three hots and a cot. ICYMI, they are going to prison because while they claimed they were bankrupt in 2009, they kinda didn’t disclose millions of dollars of rental income they thought the U.S. government wouldn’t notice.

And now it’s the lawyer’s fault?!

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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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Starbucks Gets Frap-Slapped by Missouri Pub Owner

Sucks Coffee StarbucksSometimes, I think I should be one of the Occupy Wall Street folks. And then I remember I much I love to bathe and exercise proper oral hygiene and move on to something on TV. Corporate folk so easily forget the times when they struggled, so when “the little guy” gets one over on them, I secretly jump for joy … and publicly come here to relish in the afterglow.

You may be familiar with Starbucks? In their overused, cutsy lingo, the eff word is not what you think a barista says when he or she can’t remember one of those ridiculous hipster diatribe orders in the drive-thru. No, the eff word in question is “Frappuccino.”

However, thanks to this genius move by a pub owner in Missouri, Starbucks may actually be using the other word you were thinking.

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Alabama Law Firm Makes Racist Ad, Blames Hackers

Wong Fong ShuCelebrities and athletes, you see what you did?

Every time you dolts get half-baked, full-on drunk or just mad at the world, you put out a bad tweet or post. Sure, you feel better after the smoke and satisfaction of the intended party wallowing in the misery you have created but then the backlash comes.

The angst. The feedback. The publicist answering our calls. The boss telling you to fix it. The significant other pointing a finger and calling you “Stupid.” Yeah, it’s time to fix it. However, instead of doing something that requires little time, no problems and hard luck like, you know, admitting it? You hold a press conference, furthering feeding your immense ego about nothing, and tell the onlooking media, “My phone was stolen and someone else logged in as me.”

Wait…what?! Whelp, this story I’m about to share is all your fault, so I hope you all feel guilty. Meet Mr. Wong Fong Shu. (Yeah, this is going to be fun.)

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