Exploding Turkey Burgers? Yes, Exploding Turkey Burgers

In a world fraught with physical danger, financial peril, and emotional strife, can’t we just eat our turkey burgers in peace? Apparently not. Gloria Besley found that out the hard way when a Kirkwood turkey burger exploded on her stove, causing second-degree burns, scarring to both hands and forearms, and years’ worth of nightmare fuel …

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Landlord Allegedly Kills Tenant’s Cat With Antifreeze Over ‘Urine Smell’ in Apartment

Landlords and tenants can get into all kinds of disputes, especially when pets are involved. The vast majority of those resolved amicably, with adjustments to pet behavior, perhaps an additional deposit, and, in extreme cases, a tenant and pet relocating. The one way you don’t resolve a pet dispute, if you’re the landlord, is by …

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Woman Sues Hospital for Emotional Distress After ‘Pulling the Plug’ on a Stranger

Shirell Powell has filed a lawsuit against St. Barnabas Hospital in the Bronx for removing life support from Frederick Williams. Any first year law student would immediately start thinking medical malpractice or wrongful death. But no, this is a case regarding negligent infliction of emotion distress. And it is distressful on so many levels, but …

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‘Hawaiian’ Potato Chips Sued for Misleading Name

Perhaps it’s the century or more that their culture was systematically dismantled and almost destroyed completely that makes Hawaiians especially protective of certain words, phrases, and concepts, along with the very descriptor, “Hawaiian.” They weren’t too happy when a Chicago eatery called itself Aloha Poke, and tried to trademark the phrase, to say nothing of …

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Playboy Sued by Blind Man Wanting to Read the Articles

I read Playboy for the articles. We’ve all heard that one before, but this time, it may be legit! Donald Nixon, who is legally blind, filed a lawsuit against Playboy for violating the American with Disabilities Act (ADA). He claims that the Playboy website is not compatible with his screen reading software, which allows users …

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Trial Over Million-Dollar Cocktail Napkin Contact Underway in Alaska

At age 13, arguably the greatest soccer player in the world signed a playing contract on a paper napkin in a Spanish tennis club. Lionel Messi agreed to play for Barcelona “as long as the conditions agreed are met,” and his allegedly forged signature joined a few other jots at the bottom of what may …

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