Woman Claims Chocolate Was Like LSD

          SANTA CRUZ, Calif. (CN) - Cacao beans in "healthy chocolate" candy bars gave a woman an "LSD-type trip" in which she hallucinated, planned suicide and was locked up as a threat to herself, she claims in court.     Elizabeth Ann Marani-Schwartz sued Reno-based MXI Corp. on Oct. 16 in Santa Cruz County Court. She seeks punitive damages for fraud, gross recklessness, breach of covenant, negligence and breach of con...
  October 23, 2014  

Wayans Brothers Say Lawyers Aren’t Funny

Wayans Brothers Say Lawyers Aren’t Funny      LOS ANGELES (CN) - Keenan and Shawn Wayans claim in court that lawyers not licensed in California gouged them for tax services by secretly launching multiple California companies on their behalf.     The Wayans brothers sued S&E Azriliant P.C., and Evan B. and Sidney W. Azriliant on Oct. 21, in Superior Court.     The Wayans claim that the Azriliants approached them in 2005 with "an offer to provide legal service...
  October 23, 2014  

Vicious Fight Over a Princess Doll

Vicious Fight Over a Princess Doll LOS ANGELES (CN) - In a big-money court fight over dolls, MGA Entertainment claims Hasbro stole its employees and trade secrets to develop a Princess doll for Disney, and "cripple" MGA along the way.     MGA ferociously defends its brands. It has filed at least 20 lawsuits involving its Bratz doll alone, according to the Courthouse News database. None of those lawsuits involved Hasbro. Hasbro's and MGA's only significant legal fight until this week was a 2006 tussle over...
  October 23, 2014  

Navajo Tell State Judge to Butt Out

     ALBUQUERQUE - (CN) The Navajo Nation sued a New Mexico state judge in Federal Court to prevent him from presiding over a wrongful death lawsuit.     Judge Robert A. Aragon of New Mexico's Eleventh Judicial District in Gallup is assigned to hear the case brought by Rosemarie Vandever regarding the wrongful death of Lara Sanders.     The civil case names the Navajo Nation and the Navajo Nation Gaming Enterprise, among ...
  October 23, 2014  

Wells Fargo Settles for $14.7 Million

Wells Fargo Settles for $14.7 Million SAN FRANCISCO (CN) - A federal judge Wednesday awarded $3.6 million in attorneys' fees from a settled $14.7 million class action accusing Wells Fargo Home Mortgage of shorting employees on commissions.     U.S. District Judge Jon Tigar granted final approval of the settlement, awarded fees and awarded two key plaintiffs $10,000 in incentives apiece for their key roles in the litigation.     Of the class of 8,695 branch sales managers or home mo...
  October 23, 2014  

Brooklyn Man Netted in Fishy Scheme

CENTRAL ISLIP, N.Y. (CN) - A Brooklyn man who schemed with a commercial fisherman to underreport their over-take of summer flounder was sentenced to 4 months for wire fraud by sidestepping a federal research program.     Alan Dresner pleaded guilty in April to one count of wire fraud. He defrauded the United States of 246,376 of overharvested and underreported fluke, valued at $510,000. Dresner personally falsified reports on his Internet submissions for at least 120...
  October 23, 2014  

Ottawa Gunman Was Alone, Converted To Islam; Foreign Ties Unknown

October 23, 2014 08:49:05 am A day after a gunman killed an army reservist in the Canadian capital of Ottawa, many questions remain, says CNN. Why did he shoot? Why did he target Nathan Cirillo? Is he connected to the militant group ISIS? The attack at parliament yesterday that killed Cirillo w...

Editorial: Drug bust booty validates arrests

Editorial: Drug bust booty validates arrests Editorial: Drug bust booty validates arrestsSunbury Daily ItemThe process allowing drug enforcement task forces to take control of cash seized in drug raids can be difficult and tedious, as it should be. Seized cash cannot be reallocated until criminal prosecution in the case is complete and it must also be ...
  October 23, 2014  

Amid Secret Service Reviews, Man Caught Climbing White House Fence

October 23, 2014 08:35:57 am The Secret Service captured a Maryland man as he climbed over a fence at the White House last night, forcing a lockdown at the mansion and injuring two of the agency's dogs, McClatchy Newspapers reports. The unarmed man was taken to a local hospital for injuries. Th...

Details unfold in kidnapping trial

Details unfold in kidnapping trialHutchinson NewsLloyd is charged with a count of kidnapping for ransom, or as a shield or hostage, a severity level 3 person felony, or in the alternative of kidnapping to facilitate flight. Sgt. Eric Buller testified Tuesday that he called for backup when he arrived ...
  October 23, 2014