"Frivolous": Former inmate's suit thrown out
A federal judge dismissed as “frivolous” this week a lawsuit former Shawnee County Jail inmate Joseph Lee Jones filed last year asking for $1 million.
U.S. Senior District Court Judge Sam Crow issued a 27-page decision Wednesday in which he also ordered Jones be assessed an initial partial filing of $19.50, due immediately, then be required to pay the rest of his $350 filing fee through deductions made from his inmate account at the Kansas Department of Corrections.
Eugene liability lawyer Art Johnson, 85, tackles auto-seat heater burns
Art Johnson is one of Oregon's oldest and most prolific product liability lawyers. He has represented thousands of clients, blazing a six-decade trail of litigation that reads like a history of American failure:
Flaming pajamas, super-absorbent tampons, intrauterine birth-control devices, silicone breast implants, defective hip replacements, and malfunctioning planes, trains and automobiles.
Once dubbed the "Prince of Torts" by this newspaper, the 85-year-old attorney finds himself deeply involved in a relatively new field of litigation: auto-seat heaters that burn people with sensory disabilities.
Passenger blames grocery store where driver purchased, consumed alcohol
A man has filed suit against the grocery store where he claims a driver bought alcoholic beverages, then caused a collision after ingesting them.
Jalen Smith filed a lawsuit Aug. 23 in Madison County Circuit Court against Supervalu, Shop N’ Save Warehouse and Valcour Development Company.
City of Kenner sued by man who broke leg while sliding during baseball game
A Metairie man is suing a local municipality after he allegedly broke his leg while sliding into home plate during a recreation league baseball game.
Woman sues for slipping on peanuts at Texas Roadhouse
A woman is seeking more than $1 million after she allegedly fell as a result of peanut shells on the floor of Texas Roadhouse in Harlingen.
‘Footlong’ Fight Heads to Wisconsin
Remember when life was simpler and the biggest scandal gripping our nation was sandwich-related?
It may be comforting to know that the legal battle over the Subway “footlong” still beats on.