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Top 10 Most Ridiculous Lawsuits of 2019: U.S. Chamber

A lawsuit over the tiny amount of lip balm at the bottom of the tube came in number one on the U.S. Chamber of Commerce’s list of the Top 10 Most Ridiculous Lawsuits of 2019. This year’s list also features …

Top 10 ‘Most Ridiculous’ Lawsuits of 2016: Chamber of Commerce

Too much ice in an iced coffee? Too much lip balm left in the tube? Too much environmental damage from thousands of red balloons? Lawsuits complaining about those situations made this year’s list of unnecessary litigation as judged by the …

Judge Warns Lawyers: You Pay If Claims Found Frivolous

Lawyers who defend companies in product liability cases are celebrating an unusual order by a federal judge in Columbus, Georgia. In it, he told attorneys for the other side—the ones who represent injured consumers—that he was going to crack down …

Nevada Governor Signs Construction Defect Bill

Nevada Gov. Brian Sandoval has signed a bill aimed at curbing frivolous lawsuits over construction defects after the measure passed through the Republican-controlled Legislature along party lines. The Republican governor said AB125, which was sponsored by Republican Assemblyman Ira Hansen, …

Missouri House Endorses Tougher Worker Discrimination Lawsuits

Workers suing for discrimination could have a tougher time proving their case in court under legislation endorsed by the Missouri House. The House gave first-round approval to a bill that would require people to prove discrimination was a “motivating factor” …

Arkansas Lawmaker Files Tort Reform Ballot Measure

An Arkansas lawmaker is proposing a constitutional amendment to require those who file lawsuits found to be “frivolous” to pay court costs and to place restrictions on experts who can testify at medical malpractice cases. Republican Sen. Jeremy Hutchinson filed …

West Virginia Jail Authority Moves to Curb Lawsuits

The West Virginia Regional Jail and Correctional Facility Authority is now housing all state-sentenced female inmates at the Tygart Valley Regional Jail as part of an effort to avoid prisoner lawsuits officials say are meritless. The lawsuits have cost the …