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September 9  • 

Suiting up: A fresh season of concussion lawsuits and allegations of league negligence

The status of NCAA and NFL wrongful death and concussion lawsuits. Plus, how to keep your child athlete safe in the pee wees.

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September 2  • 

Vending machine assault and 4 other bizarre workers’ comp victories

Workers' compensation provides protection to workers hurt on the job, but sometimes it gives rise to logic-defying cases.

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August 12  • 

Why Katherine Heigl’s $6 million lawsuit may win

Legal precedent proves the actress' $6 million lawsuit against Duane Reade is more than an instance of Heigl not playing nice with others.

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July 28  • 

No ifs, ands or butts: Juries can’t stand tobacco giants

Florida jury slaps cigarette company R.J. Reynolds with $23.6 billion decision, saying company knew risks and failed to warn consumers.

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July 23  • 

Implications for cultural groups as judge dismisses Insane Clown Posse lawsuit against FBI

Major implications for cultural groups as judge dismisses Insane Clown Posse lawsuit against FBI for classifying "Juggalos" as a gang.

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July 16  • 

5 major league lawsuits that blindsided teams

From frivolous offenses to serious injury claims, fans have sued for millions for damages incurred while cheering on their favorite teams.

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July 9  • 

Supreme Court rejects Google’s wiretapping appeal, curbs tech industry power 

The Supreme Court sides with lower court, holding that Google illegally wiretapped users' home networks and misused data.

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July 8  • 

New York City reaches historic settlement in ‘Central Park jogger’ case

Shoddy police work and mayoral pressure to “clean up” the city ended up adding more victims to the already unspeakable crime.

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July 2  • 

Obama to Boehner: ‘So sue me’

John Boehner plans to sue President Obama over his use of executive orders. But has Obama really signed more orders than other presidents?

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July 1  • 

Step right up: Circus and fair safety in the spotlight

Performers put themselves at risk with each death-defying stunt, while carnival-goers face dangers from unsafe rides and unsanitary food.

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