Neighbors Caught in a Naughty Lawsuit.

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Neighborly

At some point or another we have all experienced a loud or disruptive neighbor. Whether this neighbor be your college hall mate or the house next door, you never really want to be the bad guy and tell someone to quiet down a celebration. What if the celebration consistently continued for multiple days or weeks, would you get suspicious or wonder what was going on? When does it become too much? In a quiet gated Texas community a house is causing quite a ruckus. Neighbors state the single family home has been doubling as a swingers club on the weekends and they have had enough to where they filed suit.

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Snakes in a House

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Slithering Settlement

Jody Brooks sat on the basement floor unpacking her family’s belongings into their new home. She heard rustling overhead and recognized it as the familiar sound of her children playing upstairs. She was, however, horrified to discover that it was actually a snake’s belly slithering through the ceiling above her. Jody and her husband, Jeff Brooks, had just purchased this home in Annapolis, MD for $410,000. They had moved in with their two children.

Amtrak Accident Sparks Lawsuits

Sleeper Train from Wakuf Bahru to Johor Bahru, Malaysia

All Aboard

The fatal Amtrak accident that occurred in Philadelphia has resulted in multiple lawsuits being filed. Passengers on the deadly train derailment have begun to file federal lawsuits against Amtrak. Amtrak 188 derailed moments after an increase of speed of 70 mph to around 106 mph.  The cause and reason of the acceleration is not yet known. The incident resulted in eight fatalities and over 200 injuries.

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Collector’s Mistake Leads to Huge Settlement

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Erasing Debt

Plenty of people in debt receive, what may seem like harassing calls, on a daily basis from aggressive debt collectors.  When do these calls cross the line? What if you were receiving these calls and you knew you were not in debt? What if the collection company took it a step further by filing suit? This is what happened to a Maria Guadalupe Mejia, a woman from Missouri, who was mistakenly sued by PortfolioRecovery Associates LLC. Mejia was sued for a credit card debt of $1,000, which in turn belonged to a man with a similar sounding name. A jury decided that Portfolio Recovery Associates LLC ‘maliciously prosecuted’ Mejia to collect a debt that was not her own and awarded her $83 million. Read More

A Race to the Courtroom

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Volunteers race for their rights.

With the ever growing popularity of Marathons and half marathons in recent times, the debate over the categorization of whether workers of these events are considered volunteers or employees has also hit the ground running.  In recent news, a federal judge in Missouri ruled against the “Competitor Group Inc” request to dismiss a lawsuit alleging that their use of volunteer workers violated federal labor laws.  A St. Louis University law professor named Yvette Joy Liebesman was a volunteer worker at one of their races, and has stated that she was deceived into believing her participation was to benefit non-profit charities rather than a for profit private equity firm.  In their attempt to have the lawsuit dismissed, “Competitor Group Inc” purported that their marathons represented recreational activities in conjunction with charities that would also benefit from these races being held.  Arguments made by “CGI” were not persuasive enough to dismiss these charges, as the federal judge rules there was sufficient cause to move forward with these claims.

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