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  1. Tech

    Young Woman’s Facebook Post Cost Her Dad $80,000

    Kids are expensive. Food. Clothes. Toys. $80,000 Facebook updates. That last one's not all that common, but it happened to one father/daughter team in Miami when an update from the daughter cost her father an $80,000 lawsuit settlement.

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  2. Tech

    Beastie Boys Countersue GoldieBlox Over “Girls” Parody, Say Ad Campaign Promotes Stealing, Not Innovation

    We all thought that the scuffle between the Beastie Boys and toymaker GoldieBlox was over when they apologized for using a parody of the song "Girls" in a commercial that celebrated girls in engineering and removed the song. As it turns out, the Beastie Boys are now going after them for profits that may have been made off of the commercial.

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  3. Weird

    Sriracha Plant Ordered to Shut Down, Lunches Everywhere Get a Little Less Spicy

    It seems the stand-off between Sriracha maker Huy Fong Foods and the city of Irwindale, California has escalated. The plant has been ordered to shut down operations that would produce the odor residents of the city have been complaining about.

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  4. Entertainment

    Beastie Boys Fight for Their Right to Poop the Party, Sue GoldieBlox Over Copyright Infringement [Updating]

    Hey! Remember that really great commercial for GoldieBlox we shared last week? You know, the one with the girls building a rather impressive Rube Goldberg machine while they sing a parody of "Girls" by the Beastie Boys? Turns out lawyers for the Beasties weren't as impressed as we were. They're suing over copyright infringement.

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  5. Weird

    Samsung Did Not Pay Apple $1.05 Billion in Coins, Internet. Come on

    An old Internet myth seems to be rearing it's made-up head, and people are once again sharing the story of how Samsung paid off a $1.05 billion court-ordered settlement with Apple in 30 truckloads of nickels. Except... they obviously didn't. Besides this being an old myth, let's look at why it's so ridiculous. Simply put - sheer volume.

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  6. Tech

    Someone is Suing Apple Because the Internet Has Porn On It, Yes Really [Video]

    Despite Apple's strict draconian anti-porn policies, the Safari browser on the iPhone and iPad remains one of the best porn apps available for Apple's mobile devices. That's because it connects to the Internet, and there's porn on the Internet. So. Much. Porn. Tennessee lawyer Chris Sevier is suing Apple because he accessed porn on his Apple device. He's even submitted a bizarre YouTube video to support his case.

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  7. Gaming

    Putt-Putt Golf Company Doesn’t Get How Minecraft Works, Slaps Devs With Cease and Desist

    So here's a fun fact: Apparently the term "Putt-Putt" isn't just a dorky synonym for mini golf but an actual brand! Sort of like "Band-Aid" and "Kleenex" get used interchangeably with bandage and tissue in common vernacular. Who knew? Apparently a lot of the people who play Minecraft didn't, as mini golf maps have gotten pretty popular in the past year, and a lot of them are referred to as Putt-Putt games. Rather than bask in their ubiquitousness as a household name, though, the Putt-Putt company decided to hit the developers behind Minecraft with a cease and desist order. Somebody needs to have a talk with them about what the Internet is and how it works, I think.

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  8. Gaming

    Judge Suggests Lawsuit Against Sega Over Aliens: Colonial Marines Move to “Alternate Dispute Resolution”

    We've all probably seen some pretty sweet game trailers and thought, "no way is the actual game going to look that good." There's a lawsuit claiming that in the case of Sega and Gearbox's Aliens: Colonial Marines the actual game is so much worse than the demos that it constitutes false advertising. A judge in the case just sent both sides to "Alternate Dispute Resolution" to work it out.

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  9. Weird

    Romanian Lawyer Sues Exorcists For Failing to Banish Fart Demons

    People sue each other for all kinds of crazy things. Modern society has a reputation for it -- usually for things like spilled coffee, disturbing items found in fast food burgers, or for failure to stop someone from falling in love. But right now, Romania takes the cake for the stinkiest lawsuit ever. See, a lawyer in Pitesti, Romania, is suing an Orthodox bishop and four priests for failing to exorcise the "flatulent demons" from his home. You probably read that right, but let me rephrase for clarity. He's suing them for not getting rid of his fart devils.

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  10. Weird

    Lawsuit Against Elmo Puppeteer Includes Phrases Like “Crystal Meth Sex Party”

    I'll level with you, folks. I've been kinda hoping the other shoe just wouldn't drop regarding allegations that Elmo puppeteer Kevin Clash had sex with underage boys for years while also bringing to life one of America's most beloved icons of childhood. After a brief lull that almost let us forget that happened, the story has returned in full force, with one of Clash's accusers bringing a lawsuit against Clash making the details of his allegations more clear and forever connecting the phrases "Elmo puppeteer" and "crystal meth sex party" in the American psyche.

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  11. Tech

    Google Maps Can’t Catch a Break in Germany, It May Be Banned by Courts

    In December of last year, Google Maps was facing scrutiny in Germany for potentially violating European Union privacy laws. Things haven't gotten easier for Google in that country, because now Google Maps faces a complete ban in Germany due to a patent dispute with Microsoft. If Microsoft wins the ruling, Google will have to take some pretty extreme measures to keep Google Maps out of Germany. Hope you didn't want to find your away Germany, everybody. It's about to get a little more difficult for you, or more expensive for Google.

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  12. Weird

    Chubby Checker Would Like You to Stop Using His Name to Guess Penis Sizes

    Let's say tonight you're on a date with a handsome fella for Valentine's Day. Things are going well, and you start to wonder what he's working with downstairs. You pull out your HP Palm phone, fire up "The Chubby Checker," an app made for guessing penis size, and get an estimate. The real Chubby Checker, the singer, wants everyone to stop doing that, and has filed a lawsuit against HP. Also, you probably blew the date the second you pulled out your Palm phone on the date. It's rude, and who still has a Palm phone?

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  13. Tech

    The Social Network: Pinterest Sued by Man Claiming Investor Stole His Ideas

    Okay, maybe the lawsuit being levied against Pinterest isn't entirely like the one famously involving Facebook, but it's close enough that people will inevitably make comparisons. It's also not like Facebook was the first company sued for allegedly stealing ideas from an earlier enterprise. Either way, Pinterest and one of the company's investors, Brian Cohen, are now embroiled in a lawsuit with Theodore Schroeder, who alleges that Cohen took ideas from a company the two were previously involved in and used them to catapult Pinterest to the top of the social network pile. See? Pretty familiar.

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  14. Weird

    Judge Orders Yelp Reviewer Being Sued for $750,000 to Reword Negative Comments

    When will businesses learn that taking folks to court over negative commentary only ends badly for everyone involved? Apparently not anytime soon. Contractor Dietz Development is currently suing one Jane Perez over the comments she left about the company on Yelp. Some of Perez's jewelry apparently went missing, and her review essentially accused the contractor of stealing it, as they had a key. Pretty standard accusations that someone might make when things go missing while others have access to their home. Unfortunately, the judge didn't agree, and Perez was ordered to tone down the review on Wednesday.

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  15. Weird

    Former Police Spy Sues Department for Failing to Stop Him From Falling in Love

    If you spend eight years working undercover in order to infiltrate an environmental movement, things are bound to get hairy. It's a complicated process to live a lie, and returning to the real world after everything's said and done is even more difficult. Mark Kennedy, known during his undercover operation as Mark Stone, found this out for himself at the beginning of last year. Now the disgraced former police officer is taking things a step further. He's suing the Metropolitan Police for damages between £50,000 and £100,000 -- or $80,070 and $160,140 -- for failing to prevent him from falling in love. Seriously.

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