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This section of covers interesting lawsuits, notable lawsuits and just downright strange lawsuits. Enjoy!

  • Belgian Newspapers Sue Google News - First comes fame, then comes fortune, then come the lawsuits. Suing Google is very popular these days. (Posted May 28, 2008)
  • Alaska Suing Over Endangered Species List - Alaska has decided to sue the federal government to challenge a recent decision the government made to place polar bears on the endangered species list. (Posted May 25, 2008)
  • Apartheid Victims Sue US Corporations - This class action lawsuit is based on the Aliens Tort Claims Act, an 18th century law that allows foreigners to sue in US courts over international law violations. (Posted May 24, 2008)
  • Suing OPEC - No lawsuit yet on this one, but the U.S. House of Representatives wants to make it legal for the United States to sue OPEC. Plus, some commentary on whether you can sue OPEC on your own. (Posted May 22, 2008)
  • Chicago Sues eBay and StubHub - The City of Chicago has filed lawsuits against eBay and its StubHub subsidiary, alleging that the popular ticket reseller failed to collect city amusement taxes. (Posted May 21, 2008)
  • Family Sues Baseball Bat Manufacturer - If your son gets hit by a baseball line drive, you can sue the company that manufactured the bat. (Posted May 20, 2008)
  • Doctors Sued Over Taser Deaths - Taser International has taken to suing doctors to force them to change their medical reports so they don't reference Taser electrical shocks as causing death. (Posted May 19, 2008)
  • Sue the Police Department, Then Get Fired - New York Post reporter, Leonardo Blair, filed a racial profiling lawsuit against the New York Police Department. Ten days later, the New York Post fired him. (Posted May 18, 2008)
  • City Clerk Suing Over Gay Weddings - A city clerk in London, England is suing her employer to avoid officiating at homosexual weddings. (Posted May 17, 2008)
  • Anna Nicole's Mom Fires Up a New Lawsuit - Anna Nicole's mother is suing the deceased celebrity's lawyer and several media outlets. (Posted May 16, 2008)
  • Families Sue U.S. Over Autism Vaccination - Did you know that nearly 4,900 families have filed claims with the U.S. Court of Claims alleging that vaccines caused autism and other neurological problems in their children? (Posted May 15, 2008)
  • Lancome Sues Uma Thurman - Here's an interesting lawsuit for you. French cosmetics firm Lancome is countersuing actress Uma Thurman. (Posted May 14, 2008)
  • Passenger Sues JetBlue - A plane passenger is suing airliner JetBlue because he was forced to sit in the plane's bathroom during a flight across the country. (Posted May 13, 2008)
  • Suing for Blasphemy - The Jakarta Post reports that some students are suing an Indonesian magazine for blasphemy. Suing for blasphemy is a strange concept. Won't God just strike down the offenders with a lightning bolt or something? (Posted February 26, 2008)
  • NYC Sues Gun Shop - New York City is suing a Georgia gun dealer, alleging that the gun shop, Adventure Outdoors, is responsible for a disproportionately large number of the guns owned by criminals in New York City. (Posted May 12, 2008)
  • Car Driver Sues Dog Owner For Car Accident - A Minnesota car driver killed a dog and is now suing the dog owners for damages. (Posted May 11, 2008)
  • Investors Suing State Street Corporation - More than 200 retirement plans have brought suit against State Street Corporation, the country's largest money manager for institutions. (Posted May 10, 2008)
  • Rob Ray Suing NHL Players Association - Former Sabres hockey player Rob Ray is suing the NHL Players' Association over money he believes was owed to him during the NHL lockout back in 2005. (Posted May 9, 2008)
  • Woman Sues Over Dog Poop - Suing cities is all the rage, but this city lawsuit seems to stink a little more than the rest of them. (Posted May 9, 2008)
  • Amazon Sues New York - Online giant is suing the state of New York to block a new tax law that requires internet retailers to collect sales taxes. (Posted May 8, 2008)
  • Grand Theft Auto IV Sues CTA - If a mass transit system won't run your firm's transit ads, you can sue them for violation of your First amendment rights to free speech. (Posted May 7, 2008)
  • Environmentalists Sue BP - Environmentalists are suing the oil companies to block them from drilling for oil in the waters off Alaska. (Posted May 6, 2008)
  • Yet Another Pit Bull Dog Bite Lawsuit - Suing for dog bites is quite common. Here's a $1.75 million dog bite lawsuit that involves a Canadian pit bull. (Posted February 25, 2008)
  • Suing for Character Defamation: Kirstie Alley vs. National Enquirer - Suing for defamation of character is the subject of this new lawsuit, filed by Kirstie Alley against the National Enquirer. She's mad because they say she lost her Jenny Craig contract because she was too fat. (Posted February 24, 2008)
  • Suing Superheroes for Copyright Infringement Lawsuit - Suing for copyright infringement keeps the courts busy. Here's an interesting lawsuit in which a popular band is suing a popular comic book publisher. (Posted February 23, 2008)
  • "You Indicted My Friends So I'm Suing You" Lawsuit - If your friends are sued or pursued by the law and it stresses you out, it could be grounds for a lawsuit of your own. (Posted February 22, 2008)
  • The "You Dissed My Idol" Lawsuit - A citizen in Bucharest is suing Romania president Traian Basescu for not awarding a special sports merit medal to his idol, former Olympic gymnast Nadia Comaneci. (Posted February 21, 2008)