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New Instagram Lawsuit Alleges The Site Is Harmful By Design

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A new lawsuit has been filed against the social media company Instagram which is owned by Meta, the company formerly known as Facebook. The lawsuit involves a 20-year-old girl who claims she began using the platform when she was only 11 years old. Since then, she says she has suffered from addiction, anxiety, self-harm,… Read More »

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Walmart Sued Over Computer Cleaner Huffing Car Accident

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One woman was critically injured and her adult daughter was injured after the two women got into a car accident with another driver. The other driver had recently huffed some computer cleaner and was quite intoxicated while he was driving. He swerved his vehicle into oncoming traffic where he struck the women head-on. The… Read More »

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Vegan Food Company Sued After Hundreds Sickened

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A company that ships vegan food products directly to buyers has been sued after a contaminant managed to sicken nearly 500 people, according to a recent report. The contamination appears to be related to a French lentil and leek crumbles. Individuals who purchased the vegan food reported gallbladder and liver problems. The first lawsuit… Read More »

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Family Of Plumber Awarded $15.6 Million After Electrocution

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The family of a Texas plumber filed a lawsuit against an asset management company that owned the residential apartment complex the plumber was working at the time of the accident. According to the report, the plumber was electrocuted when he attempted to move a metal flag pole that was touching a powerline. Two coworkers… Read More »

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Online Meme Causes Couple’s Electrocution

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This isn’t the first time that an online meme encouraging dangerous behavior has resulted in the avoidable death of children and adults. A 44-year-old woman and her 52-year-old partner were electrocuted and then burned to death after they tried something they saw online. Initially, police thought that arson was to blame for the deaths…. Read More »

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Lawsuit Filed After Man Dies In Fire Caused By 3D Printer

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The parents of a man who died in a fire caused by an allegedly defective 3D printer has filed a wrongful death lawsuit against the online marketplace that gave him access to the portal and a Chinese company that manufactured the printer. It is becoming increasingly difficult for U.S. consumers to hold overseas companies… Read More »

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How Does Section 230 Prevent Lawsuits Against Social Media Platforms?

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Facebook and Instagram have faced a growing number of lawsuits alleging that they are responsible for suicides and mental health issues arising from chronic use of the platform by teenagers and younger folk. However, these lawsuits and others have been dismissed prior to seeing a jury due in large part to Section 230 of… Read More »

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Common Injuries Aboard Cruise Ships

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Each year, millions of Americans embark on cruises to enjoy a little time away from the daily grind. Older Americans and families are among the most likely individuals to embark on cruises. While many report the time of their lives, others sustain injuries while cruising. They can face major hurdles when it comes to… Read More »

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