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Teller prevails in ‘The Rose and Her Shadow’ copyright suit

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In an update to this story, about the copyright lawsuit filed by magician Raymond Teller (of Penn and Teller), there is a resolution and it is good news for magic artists. Teller Wins Lawsuit Over Copied Magic Trick Performance – Hollywood Reporter. Teller is widely known as a great magician, but he has just pulled off…

Narconon lawsuit alleges it’s just a cover for Scientology recruitment

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Narconon has long been criticized not only for it’s non-scientific, unsupported regimen for drug treatment but also as a less than secret recruitment channel for Scientology. Now, there is a lawsuit to address this. Narconon Rehab Called a Scientology Come-on. Cathy Tarr and her son Michael Tarr sued Narconon Fresh Start dba Rainbow Canyon Retreat…

An icon of Dunning Krugerism: Joseph files frivolous suit against NASA

What IS this thing? A stupid lawsuit is not going to help find out.

Oh brother, talk about a textbook crank. Scientist sues NASA, alleges it’s failing to investigate alien life on Mars  – NY Daily News. A self-described scientist has filed a lawsuit alleging NASA is failing to properly investigate alien life. Rhawn Joseph, who’s written several books on extraterrestrial activity, wants the space agency to further analyze a…

Mann suit to procede. Also don’t say “skeptic” when you mean “denier”.

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Yay yay yay yay. I’m sick of yahoos thinking that science is just a belief system and getting away with intimidating researchers. Also, “Skeptic” is REALLY used inappropriately here. Are there any ideologues worse than climate change deniers? I think I would rather deal with creationists. I left a comment on Mother Jones linking to…

CIA psychic suit thrown out

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In an update to this story… Judge tosses Sacramento ‘psychic’ CIA lawsuit | news10.net. A federal judge has ruled the Central Intelligence Agency acted properly in responding to a retired California state worker’s search for information regarding an interrogation he claims took place nearly 50 years ago. Mosier sued under the Freedom of Information Act…

Class action suit against Kids Relief homeopathic products

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An INTERESTING case against a homeopathy manufacturer in the U.S. Parents Call Kids’ Medicines Snake Oil. Parents claim in a class action that a homeopathic medicine maker targets children for its “worthless” products called “Kids Relief,” and has “wrongfully taken millions of dollars” through misleading marketing. Lead plaintiff Jessica Medina sued HomeoLab USA, a Delaware-based…

I could not COPE with such delusional people

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The name of this group is the first tip that they have zero integrity. Lawsuit filed in Kansas to block science standard – KansasCity.com. An anti-evolution group filed a federal lawsuit Thursday to block Kansas from using new, multistate science standards in its public schools, arguing the guidelines promote atheism and violate students’ and parents’…

Death by busted bag

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A very unexpected turn of events, for sure. Plattsmouth man sues Wal-Mart, says overfilled plastic bag led to wife’s death. A Plattsmouth woman’s widower has sued Wal-Mart and the maker of its plastic bags, alleging an overfilled bag given to her at a Bellevue store broke, and, in a strange twist, led to her death.…

Oh, that Meryl… lost in court for good reason

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Sorry if we don’t feel like having a pity party for Meryl Dorey, anti-vax campaigner. AVN campaigner ordered to pay $11,000 in costs | News.com.au. Meryl Dorey has been ordered to pay $11,000 in costs to cover the legal fees of Stop the Australian Vaccination Network campaigner Dan Buzzard after he appealed against an apprehended…

N.Y. attorney general trying to trump Trump on his “university”

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Some people just aren’t great teachers. N.Y. attorney general suing Trump’s school for fraud – CNN Political Ticker – CNN.com Blogs. New York’s attorney general accused Donald Trump in a lawsuit Saturday of defrauding students who studied at the billionaire mogul’s investment institute, though Trump’s representative said a large majority of the school’s alumni were…

Trudeau ordered to reveal assets “they” don’t know about

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Even the judge called this guy a liar. Even after legal troubles, he still lives the high life. This is an update to earlier stories about pitchman Kevin Trudeau’s current court issues and his hidden assets that the Federal Trade Commission wants revealed. TV pitchman ordered to reveal hidden assets – chicagotribune.com. A federal judge…

Chillax, breath and stretch, uptight California anti-yoga parents (UPDATE: Criss-cross applesauce)

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Update – see below. Yes, this again. In an update to this story about a lawsuit about yoga in schools, the trial resumes this week. Is yoga instruction religious? San Diego court case may decide | Religion News Service. In this upscale, seaside suburb just north of San Diego, parents have filed a lawsuit arguing…

Monster suit after teen dies from habitually drinking energy beverage

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Another lawsuit over energy drinks. Mom sues Monster energy drink over teen’s death. The mother of a teenager who died from cardiac arrhythmia last year is blaming his death on Monster Beverage Corp., alleging in a lawsuit filed Tuesday that his death was caused by habitually drinking the company’s energy drink. Alex Morris, 19, went…

TIGHAR accused of racketeering in Earhart plane recovery project

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Oh, this story just keeps giving and giving. Does this suit provide more evidence that TIGHAR is fishing for money? Aircraft group denies Wyoming man’s claim it withheld 2010 discovery of Amelia Earhart’s plane –  Newser. A Delaware aircraft preservation group denies a Wyoming man’s claim that it found pioneering aviator Amelia Earhart’s missing plane…