Sears Settles "Stove Tipping" Class Action Lawsuit

Sears Settles "Stove Tipping" Class Action Lawsuit

Consumer groups, which were not involved in the lawsuit, say more than 100 people have been killed or injured from scalding and burns caused by hot foods and liquids spilling from the stove top, or from being crushed by the weight of a stove that has tipped over.

No Yogurt In Pinkberry "Frozen Yogurt"

No Yogurt In Pinkberry "Frozen Yogurt"

A story that sounds more like an LSAT question than a consumer issue arrived in our inbox today:

Lawsuit: Is Walgreens Racist?

Lawsuit: Is Walgreens Racist?

The lawsuit alleges that Walgreen assigns black managers, management trainees and pharmacists to low-performing stores and to stores in black communities, and that it denies them promotions based on race.

Target Targets Blogger

Target Targets Blogger

It seems our buddy Target Corp. doesn’t like it when bloggers post store policies on the Internets. Their rational response? Duh, lawsuit.

DoubleShot to Starbucks: “Sit and Spin.”

DoubleShot to Starbucks: “Sit and Spin.”

Good news! Our favorite grumbly cup-of-joe-slinging coffee shop owner has delicately lifted his forearm, extended his middle finger in the direction of the Starbucks’ corporation’s threatening sphincter and politely suggested sitting and spinning on the proffered digit.

Starbucks “Addresses” DoubleShot “Concerns”

More DoubleShot. Steven Roemerman was so upset by Starbucks suing his favorite local coffee shop that he decided to write them and complain. This is the form letter they sent him back:

DoubleShot Coffee Fights Back Against Starbucks

Yesterday, we reported on DoubleShot Coffee, a small Tulsa coffee shop that had been sued by Starbucks for infringing on their Doubleshot trademark. Well, the outspoken owner of DoubleShot Coffee, Brian Franklin, is fighting back via his company blog:

Parody Wal-Mart T-Shirt Designer Sued

Parody Wal-Mart T-Shirt Designer Sued

Charles Smith of Bentonville, Arkansas is under fire from the Wa-Mart’s switchblade gang of crack attorneys from marketing t-shirts with the message “I {heart} WAL*OCAUST. They have family values and their alcohol, tobacco and firearms are 20% off.”

“Smiling Bob” Penis Pill Scammers Nailed

“Smiling Bob” Penis Pill Scammers Nailed

Like most of you, we at the Consumerist have an entire Hotmail account devoted to unsolicited emails from Eastern European girls asking us if we want to see naked pictures of them and making frankly personal inquiries as to the size of our penis. And while we are always eager to see more anonymous hot and naked girls, we’ve learned long since that no pill on Earth is going to help us so much that we will have to tape our member to our chest when getting dressed every morning. These products just never work as advertised.

Fed Agencies Lick Industrial Nutsacks & Rip Apart Consumer Lawsuits

Fed Agencies Lick Industrial Nutsacks & Rip Apart Consumer Lawsuits

s lap dog federal agencies help industries gain shielding from consumer and state lawsuits. Among the erosions:

Woman Sues McDonald
s for Bloody Fries

Woman Sues McDonald s for Bloody Fries

s after finding blood slathered inside her fry box.

Brookyln Grandma Sued for $150,000 by MPAA.

Brookyln Grandma Sued for $150,000 by MPAA.

63-year old Janice McBride is getting sued by Hollywood for pirating the Adam Sandler flick, The Longest Yard.

iTunes to be Sued

iTunes to be Sued

dome crackling like a Jacobs Laddder.

SonySuit.com Covers Sony Rootkit Settlement Details

Just in case you purchased a Sony CD “protected” by the rootkit DRM and want to claim your $7.50 worth of mp3s, SonySuit.com has all the available details on registering to take part. We’re still particularly interested in the precedent being set here by Sony: they have gone on record stating that $7.50 is the price of two full albums of digital music. And a few mp3s to have your computer’s security compromised still seems like a pretty crappy deal. But it’s better than nothing and every person taking part in the class action suit is helping send a message to companies trying to implement similarly sleazy DRM schemes. So go check it out, if you’ve still got that Celine Dion receipt in your wallet.

Louisiana Sues Apple For Hearing Loss Potential

As soon as Pete Townshend weighed in on the subject, we knew it was coming: a Louisiana man has sued Apple, not for an iPod actually damaging his hearing, but because they potentially could. The story’s over at Consumer Affairs:

Nettwerk Pays Legal Fees for RIAA-sued Teen

Nettwerk Pays Legal Fees for RIAA-sued Teen

Man, the Canadians are just the superstars of taking on the RIAA. First, they sued the pants off of Sony BMG for the root-kit fiasco. And now, Nettwerk, a Canadian music label representing artists like Avril Lavigne, Barenaked Ladies, Dido, Sarah McLachlan and a lot of other hot Canadian girls are paying the legal fees of one of those typical kids who’s being sued by the RIAA for downloading a song off of Kazaa:

Now Canada Is Suing Sony Over Rootkits

Our Northern Brethren are getting in on the act of suing the pants off of Sony BMG for their “DRM” rootkits:

French Newspapers Fined Over Formula One Tobacco Photos

The French, always leading the charge in indignant posturing, are dumping napalm on the anti-tobacco bonfire then throwing a hand grenade on top. In France, it is already illegal to advertise tobacco in publications. Also illegal? Taking photographs of Formula One race car drivers who happen to have Marlboro patches on their race suits.