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Owners of legendary house conjure up a lawsuit against the movie company

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When the movie The Conjuring became a hit in the summer of 2013, the current residents of the supposedly haunted house in Rhode Island experienced trouble with curiosity-seekers. Norma Sutcliffe and her partner, aged 69 and 73, respectively, are harassed by visitors who seem to pay no mind to property laws and No Trespassing signs,…

Did teacher “alter the brains” of teens so that they ended up dead? No.

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A tragic case has been settled in Florida regarding the deaths of three high school students who were said to have been “hypnotised” by a former school official. The families of three students from North Port High School will receive $200,000 each from the Sarasota County School District under a settlement agreement. Because of this…

Sunburn is all natural. Is sunscreen?

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Jessica Alba’s Honest Company has been sued by a customer who claims the company is making false claims in its marketing and labeling. The lawsuit alleges the Honest Company falsely says its products are “natural.” It further says that Honest’s sunscreen isn’t “effective.” Source: Jessica Alba’s Honest Company sued for alleged false labeling The Honest…

Health board prevails for standing up against homeopathy

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A woman, Honor Watt, sued Lothian Health Board in the UK after they stopped providing the controversial treatments for her arthritis. The Board had concluded (as is the overwhelming consensus) that homeopathy does not work and is not a proper use of their funds. Source: Honor Watt loses legal bid to force Lothian Health Board…

Parents complain about wifi in school: I’ll sue ya!

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There are a number of different things going on in this story, none of which are new. Family sues Fay School in Southboro, claims Wi-Fi made son ill. The family of a student at the Fay School in Southboro has filed a lawsuit claiming the school’s strong Wi-Fi signal caused the boy to become ill.…

Hotel wishes to protect reputation against “haunted” claim

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News smidgen: The owner of a hotel in Amnat Charoen sued a celebrity mor lum singer, “Kandy Rakkaen”, yesterday for allegedly posting that she saw ghosts at the hotel on Facebook. Source: Hotel owner sues celebrity for ‘haunted hotel’ FB post Gee, many hotels relish a “haunted” reputation to bring in tourists. Thailand is not a…

How do chickens with eight legs cross the road? Litigiously.

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KFC (formerly Kentucky Fried Chicken) has said enough to the parade of crazy rumors about their food and have sought legal satisfaction from Chinese companies that promote hoaxes that damage their finger-lickin’ good reputation. KFC sues Chinese companies for online rumors about its food Restaurant operator KFC said Monday it filed a lawsuit against three companies…

Support free speech in the public interest: Anti-SLAPP act proposed

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It’s a shame that outspoken bloggers have to have lawyers at their disposal because of threats to take down pieces critical of some charlatan. This week, there is a new push to support anti-SLAPP lawsuits. Lawsplainer: The Proposed Federal Anti-SLAPP Act: What It Would Do, Why It’s Important | Popehat Last week, two members of…

Icke sued, settles libel action against popular book

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Some interesting news regarding conspiracy promoter and the prince of looney ideas, David Icke. A lawyer, dogging him for years, has received a settlement claiming Icke’s book Children of the Matrix was defamatory to Jewish people. David Icke settles libel action via the website of Richard Warman, Canadian human rights attorney. British conspiracy writer David…

Ukpabio sues British Humanists for criticism of her anti-witchcraft methods

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Skeptics know very well what it’s like to be targeted litigiously by those who want to stop bad press. Helen Ukpabio, whom we’ve written about multiple times, is trying to silence criticism of her methods against witch children. Libel tourist and Nigerian ‘witch hunter’ (the self styled) ‘Lady Apostle’ Helen Ukpabio attempts to stifle critics by…

Will the church argue that this is REALLY the body of Christ?

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We don’t typically get into religious arguments here but this lawsuit has a physically questionable claim they are attempting to make. Lawsuit pits Catholic archbishop against satanist group over sacred item purported to be used for ‘black Mass’ | News OK. Oklahoma City’s Catholic archbishop filed a lawsuit against a satanist group Wednesday, alleging it…

Mother jailed for nearly starving her son on advice from guru

Guru dude seems all too happy to be sentenced to jail time for nearly starving a child to death.

In Germany, a mother and her partner, a so-called ‘guru’, were found guilty and jailed for failing to obtain proper health care for a child, using meditation and healing foods instead. The lawsuit was brought by the victim years later. Guru and mum refused sick son medicine – The Local. The regional court of Nuremberg-Fürth jailed…

Psychic burned through client’s cash

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“Where’s the rest of my money?” “Oh, I had to burn it to remove the curse. It’s all good now!” A lawsuit alleges a psychic preyed on a vulnerable person. Not news, but let’s share. Psychic Claims She Burned the Money. A spiritual guide defrauded a grieving Florida woman of nearly $10,000 and told her…

Another wrongful death connected to ayahuasca

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UPDATE (22-Apr 2015) Serratore’s representative has contacted Doubtful News to assure us that she never has or will recommend ayahuasca and therefore did NOT play a part in this man’s death. He was not even enrolled in the retreat according to an email received by the Spiritual Acceleration Team. ——— A mother seeks damages for wrongful death,…

New Yorker sues New York for all money in the world

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Who says you can never have enough? Man suing almost everyone for all the money on Earth. A Manhattan man has sued the city, NYC Transit, Au Bon Pain Store, two local hospitals, Kmart, a “Latina” dog owner and anyone else he could think of – for two undecillion dollars. Anton Purisima, 62, filed the…

Fake Holocaust memoir comes back to bite the author

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Parents taken by Nazis, she sets out to find them at age 6, is adopted by wolves, wait a minute…. NONFICTION? She’s not Jewish either. I often wonder why people just don’t write novels and not worry about getting caught later down the line. Author of fake Holocaust memoir ordered to return $22.5m to publisher.…

Amway’s latest lawsuit

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Amway, one of the world’s biggest multi-level marketing companies, is in court again. Amway’s Claims Are Malarkey, Distributors Say. The world’s largest Amway distributors expanded their business from Taiwan into Chinese communities in the United States, defrauding their new clients with promises of “enormous profits,” nine Amway sellers claim in court. Lead plaintiff Longsheng Lei…

Curious what kind of money para-celeb Zak Bagans makes?

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The buffed, quaffed-haired host of Ghost Adventures is in a tug of war over fees after he fired his agent. Ex-Agent Sues Ghost Hunter Zak Bagans. Abrams Artists Agency sued Bagans and his production company Bagans Entertainment in Superior Court, demanding $305,833 for breach of contract. The Agency claims it is owed fees on negotiated deals.…

Yep, they all them teeth gotta go!

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The man looks to have a justified gripe in this case but I hope he learned to GET A SECOND OPINION for such a drastic procedure! Man Sues Dentist Who Yanked All His Teeth. A dentist needlessly yanked 28 teeth from a 23-year-old patient, the man claims in court. Skyler A. King sued Mark D.…

Facilitated communication case regarding sexual assault will go to court

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Anna Stubblefield, the chairwoman of Rutgers-Newark’s philosophy department, and an outspoken proponent of “facilitated communication,” is accused of abusing a severely mentally disabled 33-year-old man that she was using as proof of her claim that FC works. Spoiler: It doesn’t. Rutgers-Newark philosophy chairwoman fights criminal sexual assault charges | NJ.com. Today, Stubblefield, 44, is facing criminal charges of…

Suing for superstition. Failed.

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This is one I hadn’t heard before – suing the family of your former tenant because he stigmatized the property by committing suicide. Actually, in this area of the world, this is serious stuff. Landlord loses lawsuit in haunted house case A landlord, surnamed Chen, lost a lawsuit yesterday in a case in which he…

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…