Tag Archives: Torts

Bad Break: Ex-NFL Player Sues Dr. James Andrews for $180 Million

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Sharrif Floyd, a 2013 first-round draft pick of the Minnesota Vikings, filed a lawsuit against the most well-known man in sports medicine, Dr. James Andrews, and his staff, for $180 million. Floyd went under the knife during the 2016 season for what was supposed to be routine arthroscopic knee surgery. Upon discovering a micro-fracture, however, […]

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Splinter-ed Reputation: Miller sues Gizmodo Claiming False Abortion Pill Allegations

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Jason Miller, a former member of President Trump’s communication team and ex-CNN commentator, filed a lawsuit on October 15, 2018 against Gizmodo Media Group, the parent company of Splinter.com, and the site’s managing editor Katherine Krueger. The $100 million-dollar lawsuit was filed in the southern district of Florida with a request for a jury trial. Miller’s […]

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“Be thankful O.J. is too old to play”—Shayana Jenkins Hernandez Sues the NFL

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  In her latest move in her battle with the NFL, Shayana Jenkins Hernandez (“Jenkins”), the former fiancée of late New England Patriots tight end Aaron Hernandez, refiled a lawsuit in state court against the NFL and Riddell, the NFL’s official helmet provider from 1989-2013. The claim alleges that the NFL was negligent in failing […]

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Bell Rings for Another Round in Waiter’s Suit against Pacquiao

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A California appeals court has allowed a lawsuit brought by a Hollywood restaurant employee against Manny Pacquiao to proceed. Gabriel Rueda is demanding a finder’s fee for supposedly setting up the 2015 blockbuster boxing match with Floyd Mayweather. Rueda, also known as Gabriel Salvador,was an acquaintance of Pacquiao’s legendary trainer, Freddie Roach, because his son […]

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Judge Dismisses Stormy Daniels Defamation Suit

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President Donald Trump has scored an initial win in Stormy Daniels’ defamation suit. On Monday, October 15, U.S. District Judge S. James Otero dismissed the suit alleging that Trump’s April 18, 2018, tweet defamed Daniels. Trump is also entitled to legal fees.  Daniels’ attorney, Michael Avenatti, tweeted later that day that he had filed a […]

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White Sox Ask Judge to Strike Out Fowler’s Case

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This past week, Law360 reported the Chicago White Sox filed a motion to dismiss a suit brought by Oakland Athletics’ outfielder Dustin Fowler earlier this month. The team argues that the claims brought by Fowler are governed by the Collective Bargaining Agreement (CBA), which would require Fowler to pursue arbitration before filing suit in court. […]

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Between Me and You: Fyre Fest’s Ja Rule Blames Business Partner for Bahamas Disaster

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When Billy McFarland and rapper Ja Rule originally tried to realize their vision for Fyre Festival, the disastrous island music festival, this vision likely did not include fighting multiple lawsuits.  Now, Ja Rule has alleged that his former business partner McFarland ripped off his artistic vision for the festival. As reported by Law360, this allegation came before U.S. […]

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Keep the Ball Off Your Eye

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Major League Baseball and the Chicago Cubs have been sued by John “Jay” Loos after he was hit by a foul ball in August at Wrigley Field. Seated along the first-base line, Loos was hit in the left eye and subsequently removed from Wrigley by stretcher and ambulance. Six weeks after the injury, Loos has […]

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Weinstein Considers Taking Legal Action Against New York Times

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Hollywood producer Harvey Weinstein has indicated, via his attorney Charles Harder, that he is considering taking legal action against the New York Times (“NYT”) over the paper’s recent story detailing Weinstein’s history of alleged sexual misconduct. According to an email sent by Harder to The Hollywood Reporter, Harder claims that the NYT’s story “relies on […]

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Let Him Throw Cake!

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DJ, record producer, music executive, and notorious cake thrower Steve Aoki is facing legal action for his infamous cake chucking ways. Although he stopped throwing cake at all of his performances after throwing out his arm from hurling so many cakes into crowds, Aoki has continued his cake catapulting antics at his headlining gigs. However, […]

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