Woman Sues GM Over Claims That Car’s Seat Heater Left Her With Third-Degree Burn

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A 26-year-old Maine woman is suing General Motors after she claims a seat heater in one of its vehicles burned her so badly that she had to get a skin graft and was bedridden for months while she healed. [More]

Man’s Lawsuit Claims Infected Rodent From Petco Gave Him Rat-Bite Fever

Man’s Lawsuit Claims Infected Rodent From Petco Gave Him Rat-Bite Fever

Following a lawsuit earlier this year accusing Petco of selling an infected rat that led to a boy’s death, a Maine man is now suing the chain claiming he got rat-bite fever from a rat he bought at the store. [More]

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Mom Claims NYPD Cops Accused Her Of Jumping Subway Fare & Pepper Sprayed Her Kids

The mom of three kids, including a two-year-old and a five-month old, has headed to court leveling some pretty serious accusations against NYPD officers. She and her family claim officers first accused her of jumping a subway fare and then pepper-sprayed her children. She’s suing the city, the NYPD and three officers in Federal Court. [More]

Lowe’s Shopper Injured When Bullet Explodes In Purse

Lowe’s Shopper Injured When Bullet Explodes In Purse

You hear of people who handle guns improperly and end up worse for wear, but it’s not every day you read about a person injured by a bullet that is nowhere near a gun at the time. [More]

Harm Yourself With These 5 Dangerous But Useful Cleaning Products

Harm Yourself With These 5 Dangerous But Useful Cleaning Products

Chlorine gas was used for chemical warfare during World War I. You can make it easily in your own home by accidentally combining chlorine and ammonia in a misguided effort to boost cleaning power. Aren’t you clever? [More]

Man Sues Walgreens For Giving Him Wart Remover Instead Of Eye Drops

Man Sues Walgreens For Giving Him Wart Remover Instead Of Eye Drops

A Walgreens customer in NYC is suing the drugstore chain for $1 million, alleging they mistakenly gave him wart remover when his prescription called for eyedrops. [More]

Dentist Left Instruments In Patients' Teeth

Dentist Left Instruments In Patients' Teeth

A New York dentist has been ordered back to school after being accused of leaving instruments behind in patients’ mouths during root canals. [More]

Toy Submarine Recalled After Doing Damage To Little Boys' Private Bits

Toy Submarine Recalled After Doing Damage To Little Boys' Private Bits

Munchkin Inc. and the Consumer Product Safety Commission has recalled 34,000 of the pictured toy “Bathtub Subs” because they have been a little harsh on the most personal parts of some young lads. [More]

State Farm Bank Took $20K Out Of My Account

State Farm Bank Took $20K Out Of My Account

Chris says he meant to pay $1,700 from a State Farm Bank account but instead was stuck with a $20,000 charge. The scary thing is he is just one of thousands to make an accidental $20K donation to a black hole of despair, according to WFTV in Orlando: [More]

4 Years Later, Family Still Fighting Verizon On $18k Bill

4 Years Later, Family Still Fighting Verizon On $18k Bill

Four years ago Bob and Mary’s and their son used their Verizon Family Share plan to send 33 text messages, talk for 184 free minutes, and to download 1.13 gigabytes of data. The bill? $17,984.02. [More]

Man Gets Lockjaw Attempting To Eat Giant Sandwich

Man Gets Lockjaw Attempting To Eat Giant Sandwich

We expected this to be a lawsuit story, but its more like a marketing story. The Dallas, TX based sandwich chain “Which Wich” is naming a sandwich after Mr. Chad Ettmueller, a customer who experienced lockjaw after trying to take a bite of a really big sandwich called a “Wicked.” [More]

Here's A Credit Card With A 79% Interest Rate

Here's A Credit Card With A 79% Interest Rate

NBC San Diego found a local wine distributor who was issued a credit card with a 79.9 percent APR.

He's Not The One Making Your Thighs Tingle, It's Your Skinny Jeans Cutting Off A Nerve

He's Not The One Making Your Thighs Tingle, It's Your Skinny Jeans Cutting Off A Nerve

Women who feel the odd tingle running up and down their thigh when they’re at a party might be disappointed to discover it’s just their super-tight skinny jeans cutting off their lateral femoral cutaneous nerve.

American Airlines Is Losing $3.3 Million A Day

American Airlines Is Losing $3.3 Million A Day

Every day, American Airlines gets up in the morning, looks in the mirror, thinks about the $3.3 million dollars it lost yesterday, brushes its teeth and gets ready to lose another $3.3 million. Fortune says the hemorrhaging began in January, and while red ink is no stranger to the airline industry, they’re running out of things to cut.

Comcast To Baseball Fans: Sorry You Woke Up At 6AM To Watch Nothing, Here's $2

Comcast To Baseball Fans: Sorry You Woke Up At 6AM To Watch Nothing, Here's $2

On a normal day, losing some cable channels for a couple of hours would be an inconvenience. On a day like today, some might use words unfit for publishing. You see, today was the first game of the Red Sox and A’s seasons, played in Japan. The game started at 6AM EST, and plenty of die hard baseball fans rose early to watch… nothing. Comcast gave me a $2 credit for my troubles. There’s nothing like a $2 credit to make me feel valued as a customer.

United Airlines Raises Prices As Much As $50

United Airlines Raises Prices As Much As $50

Get ready to pay more for air travel, United Airlines is raising prices. A lot. As much as $50 for some fares. Continental has already matched the increase.

Pokemon Valentine's Day Lollipops Should Not Contain Razor Blades

Pokemon Valentine's Day Lollipops Should Not Contain Razor Blades

A 10-year-old elementary school student found a razor blade in the Pokemon lollipop he was about to hand to his sister. Dollar General, which sold the lollipop for $1, immediately recalled the remaining Pokemon Valentine Cards and Pops from its 8,300 stores, but they are concerned that “most of this candy has already been purchased.”

GM Has Record $38.7 Billion Loss For 2007

GM Has Record $38.7 Billion Loss For 2007

During a conference call with analysts and media, Chief Financial Officer Fritz Henderson said 2008 will be difficult, but the company sees the potential for significant earnings increases by 2010 or 2011 once it reduces its work force and labor costs and transfers its retiree health-care costs to a new UAW-run trust.