When this man tried to return training wheels for his daughter’s bike, and was refused, an act of frustration resulted in detention by 4 security guards. This, however resulted in a loss of dignity and garnered a $7,000 award.

More details: http://news.nationalpost.com/2014/07/08/canadian-tire-must-pay-for-detaining-man-trying-to-return-daughters-training-wheels-court/ 

 

In Digby, Nova Scotia, the RCMP were called to a convenience store to review a dispute where a black man, who just got paid, was refused service because the clerk thought the $100 bill he was trying to use to purchase gum and cigarettes was fake. The police were called, which was welcomed by the victim, however, on arrival the man was beaten, arrested, and pepper sprayed.  Not what he was expecting. 11 years later, the settlement reached came in at $248,000.

more can be found here: http://news.nationalpost.com/2013/06/18/rcmp-pay-n-s-man-248k-to-settle-lawsuit-over-unprovoked-beating/

From throwing eggs at neighbours to 10’s of thousands at strip clubs and now add drag racing in Miami to the list, Bieber seems out of control.

Apparently Justin Bieber had his entourage block off a street while he raced his Lamborghini. It was also reported that he displayed signs of being under the influence of drugs of some sort.  Read more below.

http://www.miamiherald.com/2014/01/23/3887717/justin-bieber-reportedly-arrested.html

 

Charity is no get out of jail free card they say…

Ty Warner, who created Beanie Babies is in jail for evading taxes. He cried and shown remorse, but still must serve his time. More below.

http://www2.macleans.ca/2014/01/14/beanie-babies-billionaire-h-ty-warner-faces-up-to-5-years-for-tax-evasion/

Granny’s law lands Walmart puncher in jail

The Holiday season stresses a lot of us out, but this story provides good reason for learning to control your temper. The offender was convicted under the state “Granny’s Law” in New York State (the victim being 65 or older and the assault being committed by someone at least 10 years younger).  On appeal, the sentence was reduced from 5 years to 1 year.  More information below.

http://thedailynewsonline.com/news/article_0ba787b2-7c89-11e3-98a0-0019bb2963f4.html

Talk about making a statement. Samsung sent 30 truckloads of coins to cover its 1 billion judgment debt to Apple.  More info can be found here.

 

http://thebladebrownshow.wordpress.com/2013/11/13/lawsuit-paid-in-full-samsung-pays-apple-1-billion-sending-30-trucks-full-of-5-cent-coins/

A doctor in Quebec, Canada is being sued for alleged damages to the wife and husband for the post-birth repair to a woman’s vagina following an episiotomy procedure by the doctor during the woman’s delivery. The repairs supposedly led to scar tissue forming making sexual intercourse painful for the wife. The husband also sued for $75,000 for pain and suffering.

News Reference related to this

http://www.huffingtonpost.ca/2013/09/06/vagina-too-tight-gynecologist_n_3879728.html

A New Brunswick Court found a man guilty of assault for throwing his coins at the clerk when she told him he was 11 cents short for his medium coffee.  The defence led in this case included the claim that he was “throwing the money past her, not at her.”  This defence was not successful.  Perhaps the better choice for this caffeine deprived customer would have been to order a small coffee.

News Links

Man Convicted of Assault for Throwing Coins at Coffee Shop Clerk

Reports say that it was a valid defence to use such deadly force to stop such an assault in Texas.

News References to this case

http://abcnews.go.com/

Court of Appeal will allow Personal Injury Negligence case to proceed:

A 2008 accident at a ski resort in Nova Scotia, Canada will result in a lawsuit going forward against the resort operator and the snowboard manufacturer involved, despite the defence efforts to end the matter before a trial with a motion for summary dismissal of the claims.

Injuries sustained by the snowboarder resulted in the paralysis of the 16 year old plaintiff. Claims allege negligence against the snowboard manufacturer and ski resort in that the plaintiff was not warned about the potential dangers of using a snowboard in the terrain park, even though a waiver of liability may have been signed.

Other references to this case

http://www.news957.com/2013/08/29/n-s-court-of-appeal-says-paralyzed-snowboarder-has-right-to-sue/

http://thechronicleherald.ca/novascotia/1150453-appeal-court-rules-snowboard-lawsuit-can-go-ahead