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Kentucky Orders End to Parenting Column, Says Columnist Not State-Licensed Psychologist

Kentucky Orders End to Parenting Column, Says Columnist Not State-Licensed Psychologist

Wavebreak Media(GASTONIA, N.C.) — A parenting advice columnist is suing the Kentucky Board of Examiners of Psychology, alleging that the board is trying to censor his writing.
“I hold very heretical views when it comes to my profession,” John Kirk Ros…

Jersey Shore’s ‘The Situation’ Loses Lawsuit Against Abercrombie & Fitch

Jersey Shore’s ‘The Situation’ Loses Lawsuit Against Abercrombie & Fitch

Photo by JB Lacroix/WireImage(NEW YORK) — Reality television star Michael “The Situation” Sorrentino, who is celebrating his 32nd birthday and the fourth of July on Thursday, may find celebratory fireworks conciliatory after losing his law…

Woman Disfigured by Generic Drug Loses $21 Million Award

Woman Disfigured by Generic Drug Loses $21 Million Award

iStockphoto/Thinkstock(WASHINGTON) — Eight years after she was burned and blinded by a prescription drug, Karen Bartlett feels numb.
On Monday the Supreme Court ruled that Mutual Pharmaceutical Co., the maker of the drug Bartlett took for shoulder pai…

Workers Sue Russell Stover Sue For Overtime Pay

Workers Sue Russell Stover Sue For Overtime Pay

iStockphoto/Thinkstock(ATLANTA) — Employees for Russell Stover Candies Inc. filed a federal wage-and-hour lawsuit against the company, saying they were intentionally mislabeled as sales representatives and none of them “has ever been paid overtime.”Ru…

Warner Brothers Hit with Copyright Infringement Suit

Warner Brothers Hit with Copyright Infringement Suit

Photo by Amy T. Zielinski/Getty Images(NEW YORK) — Copyright holders of some popular online cat images claim media giant Warner Brothers swiped their cat images then refused entreaties to pay for them.Warner Brothers has been slapped with a copyright …

Woman Sues Make Up Company for False Advertising

Woman Sues Make Up Company for False Advertising

Lancome(MONSEY, N.Y.) — Rorie Weisberg, an Orthodox Jewish woman in Monsey, N.Y., takes advertising claims seriously. So when she read copy for Lancôme’s Teint Idole Ultra 24H foundation, which is supposed to stay on for an entire day and …

Florist Sued for Refusing to Provide Flowers for Same-Sex Wedding

Florist Sued for Refusing to Provide Flowers for Same-Sex Wedding

iStockphoto/Thinkstock(RICHLAND, Wash.) — A florist who reportedly refused to provide flowers for a gay wedding because of her religious beliefs is being sued by the Washington State Attorney General.The lawsuit, which was filed on Tuesday in Benton C…

Lawsuit Against Judge Judy Resolved

Lawsuit Against Judge Judy Resolved

Jesse Grant/WireImage(LOS ANGELES) — The lawsuit filed against Judge Judy Sheindlin by the ex-wife of one of her producers has been settled.Patric Jones claimed in her lawsuit that her ex-husband, Randy Douthit, and Sheindlin conspired on a plan for h…

Ariz. Couple Sues Walmart over Kids’ Bath Photos

Ariz. Couple Sues Walmart over Kids’ Bath Photos

Justin Sullivan/Getty Images(PHOENIX) — In 2008, Lisa and Anthony “A.J.” Demaree took their three young daughters on a trip to San Diego. They returned home to Arizona and brought photos of their then 5, 4 and 1 1/2 year old daughters to a…

Another Insurance Carrier Files Suit Against Lance Armstrong

Another Insurance Carrier Files Suit Against Lance Armstrong

Michael Stewart/Getty Images(NEW YORK) — A previously unknown insurance carrier has decided to file suit against Lance Armstrong for $3 million, plus damages, ABC News has learned.The case was filed late Thursday in Austin, Texas, and will be assigned…

US Government Joins Civil Lawsuit Against Lance Armstrong

US Government Joins Civil Lawsuit Against Lance Armstrong

Michael Stewart/Getty Images(WASHINGTON) — More legal trouble for Lance Armstrong. The U.S. Justice Department announced Friday that it is joining a civil whistle-blower lawsuit against the disgraced cyclist, accusing him of defrauding the U.S. Postal…

Encinitas Union School District in California Sued over Yoga Classes

Encinitas Union School District in California Sued over Yoga Classes

iStockphoto/Thinkstock(SAN DIEGO) — What was intended as a fun addition to physical education in a California school district has sparked controversy among parents who feel Ashtanga yoga infringes on their religious beliefs.The National Center for Law…

First Class-Action Lawsuit Filed Against Carnival over Triumph Disaster Cruise

First Class-Action Lawsuit Filed Against Carnival over Triumph Disaster Cruise

Paul McConnell/U.S. Coast Guard via Getty Images(MIAMI) — The first class-action lawsuit has been filed against Carnival Cruise Lines for the way it handled last week’s voyage aboard the Triumph. The ship lost power at sea after a fire, leaving more t…

Taylor Swift Sued for $2.5 Million

Taylor Swift Sued for $2.5 Million

ABC/RICK ROWELL(NEW YORK) — Country music superstar Taylor Swift is on the receiving end of a multimillion-dollar lawsuit that accuses her of taking a $2.5 million advance fee to perform at a festival in Ottawa, Canada, only to retain the money after …

Crime Writer Patricia Cornwell Wins $51 Million in Legal Suit

Crime Writer Patricia Cornwell Wins $51 Million in Legal Suit

iStockphoto/Thinkstock(BOSTON) — Fiction crime-writer Patricia Cornwell was awarded $50.9 million by a jury on Tuesday after she claimed her former financial management firm cost her tens of millions of dollars in lost money over four years.Cornwell, …

Alec Baldwin’s Yoga Instructor-Wife, Hilaria Thomas, Faces Lawsuit

Alec Baldwin’s Yoga Instructor-Wife, Hilaria Thomas, Faces Lawsuit

Sonia Moskowitz/Getty Images(NEW YORK) — Alec Baldwin’s wife, popular New York City yoga instructor Hilaria Thomas, is being sued by a former student who alleges that overcrowding during one of her classes caused him to suffer serious injury.Spencer W…

Carnival Cruise Passenger Sues over Bodily Injury

Carnival Cruise Passenger Sues over Bodily Injury

Paul McConnell/U.S. Coast Guard via Getty Images(MIAMI) — Carnival Cruise Lines was hit with a second lawsuit relating to the ill-fated trip of the Triumph, filed in Miami federal court on Sunday by a Houston woman who according to her attorney suffer…

Justice Department Goes After Standard & Poor’s over Financial Crisis

Justice Department Goes After Standard & Poor’s over Financial Crisis

Scott Eells/Bloomberg via Getty Images(NEW YORK) — The Justice Department is going after Standard & Poor’s, the largest credit ratings firm, accusing it of inflating the housing bubble.  A federal lawsuit was reportedly filed Monday night in …

Oprah Winfrey’s OWN Network Slapped with Sex Discrimination Lawsuit

Oprah Winfrey’s OWN Network Slapped with Sex Discrimination Lawsuit

ABC/Lou Rocco(LOS ANGELES) — Oprah Winfrey’s OWN network has been sued by a former employee who claims she is the victim of sex and pregnancy discrimination. Carolyn Hommel alleges in a lawsuit filed Friday in Los Angeles Superior Court that she was r…

Airlines Face $6M Lawsuit for Wrongful Death of ‘Morbidly Obese’ Woman

Airlines Face $6M Lawsuit for Wrongful Death of ‘Morbidly Obese’ Woman

iStockphoto/Thinkstock(NEW YORK) — A $6 million lawsuit has been filed in New York City after an obese woman died while waiting for a flight to bring her from Hungary to her home in New York.The three airlines named are Delta Airlines, KLM and Lufthan…

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