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    March 26, 2014
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    August 7, 2013
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    August 28, 2012

    Continental Airlines Allegedly Humilates Gay Couple With Dildo

    A gay couple has accused Continental Airlines employees of making their trip home less than satisfying, using the couple's own private dildo.  Christopher Bridgeman and Martin Borger filed a lawsuit against United Continental Holdings and Continental Airlines in Harris County Court this week, c ... More >>

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    May 3, 2012

    Teen Sues Cyberbullies Over Phony Facebook Page

    So much for Southern hospitality. A middle school student in the great state of Georgia is taking two of her classmates to court, claiming they used Facebook to humiliate and shame her. According to the complaint filed this week, the student says her classmates created a fake Facebook page, which th ... More >>

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    February 22, 2012

    Apple Settles 'Death Grip' Lawsuit over iPhone Service

    ​Apple has settled multiple class-action lawsuits alleging that holding the iPhone 4 in a certain way cut off service to the popular smartphone -- what plaintiffs in the case called a "death grip" causing the loss of the phone's signal.As Courthouse News reports, customers in the 16 separate feder ... More >>

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    November 11, 2011

    South Bay Students Lose Court Battle Over "Incendiary" American Flag T-Shirts

    You are not free to wear this t-shirt in Morgan Hill schools​Three Morgan Hill students got a crash course in American civics this week when they lost a lawsuit against high school officials who sent them home for wearing American Flag t-shirts to school. A judge dismissed the case against Live Oa ... More >>

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    September 2, 2011

    24 Hour Fitness Faces Racketeering Charges

    Racketeering charges should get your heart rate pumping​While your body might be in good shape after joining 24 Hour Fitness, your bank account might not be quite as healthy. A class action lawsuit accuses the ubiquitous workout business of taking an extra month of fees from members when they canc ... More >>

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    June 3, 2011

    Tyler Florence, Celebrity Chef, Sued for "Bailing" on Business Partners

    An unsavory deal ​Here is something for celebrity Chef Tyler Florence to chew on. His ex-business partners filed a lawsuit yesterday, accusing Florence of pushing them out of a deal to open an upscale restaurant in downtown San Francisco. According to the lawsuit, Florence, who has appeared on The ... More >>

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    June 1, 2011

    Ben and Jerry's 'Natural Ice Cream' Isn't So Natural After All, Consumers Say

    Ben and Jerry vs. healthy people ​A group of health nuts can continue litigation against Ben and Jerry's as well as Breyers, claiming the ice cream makers falsely advertised the creamy deliciousness as "all natural" when it really isn't. Initially, Breyers and Ben and Jerry's assumed upset consum ... More >>

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    May 3, 2011

    BP Accused of Manipulating Gas Prices and Fuel Supplies

    Gasholes are everywhere!​Last week, we told SF Weekly readers about Safeway being accused of predatory pricing when selling fuel. Now gas stations are suing BP, accusing the oil giant of manipulating supplies for a bigger profit. In the class action lawsuit filed last week in San Francisco, the le ... More >>

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    February 25, 2011

    Playstation 3 Owners Lose Court Battle Against Sony

    This does not resemble a personal computer​Playstation 3 owners who have been grousing over their video game gadgets have something more to complain about.A federal judge has dismissed most their claims filed in a class action lawsuit against Sony last year. A group of gamers accused the entertain ... More >>

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    February 18, 2011

    Internet Businesses Sued for 'defrauding' Online Shoppers

    Just one click ​Daniel Cox was just trying to buy flowers from ProFlowers.com when an ad popped up , offering him free shipping. Great, who wouldn't want free shipping?So he clicked on the ad, beginning what has now turned into a major class action lawsuit against two online companies. Thousands o ... More >>

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    February 2, 2011

    Wells Fargo Bank Sued for Fraud, Freezes Woman's Bank Account

    Running over customers​It's hard to say whether Americans are more disgusted with insurance companies or financial institutions. Wells Fargo Bank is at the center of a class action lawsuit where the lead plaintiff claims the bank froze personal accounts, keeping her from accessing money to pay for ... More >>

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    January 31, 2011

    iPad and iPhone Users Sue AT&T for Overbilling Customers

    Small phone, huge bill​iPad and iPhone users might want to take a quick look at their phone bills -- they could be getting ripped off. In a class action lawsuit filed last week in San Francisco, millions of iPad and iPhone users are suing AT&T for overbilling customers and overstating web traf ... More >>

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    November 29, 2010

    Froot Loops Lawyers Now Going After Snapple

    If this doesn't work, take 150mg of Penicillin​Howard Rubinstein and Hal Hewell, whose clients have unsuccessfully claimed in federal lawsuits filed here that Crunchberries and Froot Loops cereals tricked consumers into believing the products contained at least some sort of fruit, have moved on to ... More >>

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    July 27, 2010

    iPad Owners Sue Apple In Class Action Suit

    Steve Jobs -- and vampires -- need not worry about taking the iPad out in the sun...​If Steve Jobs has been slamming his head into the wall over the iPhone 4 "Antennagate" debacle, here comes another legal slap from unsatisfied customers: A trio of iPad owners are suing Apple in a class action law ... More >>

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    July 1, 2010

    iPhone 4 Hit With Class Action Lawsuits -- First of Potential Cavalcade

    ​Pair of San Francisco suits regarding iPhone 4 join Maryland Suit.  Those holding their breath until a lawsuit was filed over the propensity of the new iPhone 4 to get poor reception or even drop calls due to a supposed antenna problem can finally exhale. Apple and AT&T were yesterday hi ... More >>

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    April 22, 2010

    Mariah Carey Sued in S.F. Court by Outraged Songwriters

    Okay, checking ... left, right ... both there. Lawsuit? Got that too. ​Chanteuse Mariah Carey has been named in a San Francisco lawsuit -- and not because of any ruptured eardrums caused by her dog whistle vocal range. Instead a pair of Oakland songwriters filed suit against Carey and a bevy of ot ... More >>

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    March 17, 2010

    More Companies Join Class-Action Lawsuit against Yelp

    There are nine new plaintiffs in the case against S.F.-based Yelp.​Nine companies have joined the proposed class-action lawsuit against Yelp, the San Francisco-based Internet giant, attorneys in Miami and California announced this morning. The new plaintiffs are located everywhere from Tujung ... More >>

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    November 20, 2009

    Partial Settlement in Carpenters' Racial Discrimination Case

    Bob the Builder never had to call Bob the Lawyer...​Eight of the 28 plaintiffs in a lawsuit filed against companies at a Bayview construction site for alleged discrimination and labor law violations -- including running segregated work crews, turning away black workers in favor of Latinos, and ext ... More >>

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    November 9, 2009

    Cocoa Krispies' Bowl of Legal Troubles Runneth Over

    A lawsuit in every box...​Last week we reported how the Kellogg's company was not immune to legal pressure. A sharply worded letter from San Francisco City Attorney Dennis Herrera essentially saying "prove it" induced Kellogg's to cease advertising that their sugar-laden Cocoa Krispies cereal boos ... More >>

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    November 9, 2009

    Kellogg's in More Trouble Over Immunity Claims for Cocoa Krispies

    Definitely no immunity from lawsuits.​Uh-oh. After caving to pressure from S. F. City Attorney Dennis Herrera over claims that Cocoa Krispies is packed with disease-fighting pixie dust, maker Kellogg's faces further trouble. Our sister blog The Snitch reports today that a class-action lawsuit ... More >>

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    October 5, 2009

    Lawsuit Says Sony PS3 Needs to Update Its Updates

    ​In a federal class action lawsuit filed in the San Francisco court Friday, thousands of Sony PlayStation 3 video game owners who downloaded a required software update claim that instead of helping the system run better, the update caused their system to crash -- and actually damaged hardware in s ... More >>

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    August 19, 2009

    Disgruntled Showbiz Parents File Suit Against Kiddie Talent Agency

    ...But not for free​Not everyone can have the glamorous life of Lindsay Lohan or Macaulay Culkin. A mob of angry parents this week filed a federal class action lawsuit in San Francisco district court claiming  a talent agency called Be Productions -- which used to have an office location in E ... More >>

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    July 16, 2009

    Thanks For Staying In San Francisco Levi's! Here's a Lawsuit.

    Is that a lawsuit in your pocket? On the very day iconic San Francisco-born dungaree empire Levi Strauss said it was staying put in the city, the company received a legal kick in its 501s several hundred miles down the road. On July 13, a class-action lawsuit was filed in Los Angeles against J.C. Pe ... More >>

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    March 25, 2008
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    March 12, 2008

    Ka-Ching!

    The Guardian hits the jackpot — but don't count the money yet, Bruce.

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    March 5, 2008
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    August 16, 2007
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    July 25, 2007
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    July 25, 2007

    Wheelchairs of Fortune

    Attorney Tom Frankovich and his disabled clients sue small businesses to make them accessible - and make millions

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    November 15, 2006

    Amazonian Quagmire

    Big Oil, the rainforest, and sticky legal issues are stuck in a San Francisco courtroom

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    January 4, 2006

    Tilting at Political Windmills

    Some people, like attorney Paul Melbostad, just don't know when to quit. Bully for him.

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    January 4, 2006

    House of the Accused

    When priests within the Salesian order based in San Francisco were accused of sex abuse, the leaders chose to keep quiet.

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    May 29, 2002

    Soft Firm

    Too often, the S.F. law firm of Lieff, Cabraser, Heimann & Bernstein strikes settlements that give the firm millions of dollars in legal fees -- and its class action clients too little

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    September 26, 2001

    Family Fortunes

    Contractors accuse the Examiner's owners of not paying their bills

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    March 14, 2001

    Old Wounds

    News reports about the lawyers whose dog killed Diane Whipple have stirred unpleasant memories among a few of their former clients

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    July 26, 2000

    Pants on Fire

    How the San Francisco Fire Department turned a manageable house fire into a lethal disaster -- and then tried to cover up its firefighting mistakes

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    July 5, 2000

    Slave Wages

    Those forced to labor for Japan in World War II are now suing in California courts

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    December 8, 1999

    South to the Future

    Mexican Families to File Class Action Lawsuit Against U.S. Drug Consumers

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    September 15, 1999

    Pirates at the Dock

    Sony, Electronic Arts sue, alleging Bay Area residents were part of international video game piracy ring

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    September 8, 1999

    WEB PREVIEW

    Pirates at the Dock

    Sony, Electronic Arts sue, alleging Bay Area residents were part of international video game piracy ring

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    September 1, 1999

    Smoke and Mirrors

    Hype over the Laguna Honda bond issue hides some ugly facts

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    May 12, 1999

    Drug Warfare

    A Marin pharmacist sticks up for the little guys, and gets run over

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    September 16, 1998

    Midway to Nowhere

    The residents of Daly City's Midway Village wonder if their environmental concerns will ever be addressed

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    December 31, 1997

    The Great Bank Thievery

    The city and state say the Bank of America stole hundreds of millions -- even billions -- of dollars from the government. But didn't San Francisco finance officials know what was going on? And shouldn't B of A executives be under criminal investigation?

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