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customers sue chipotle for being too full
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“Take all you want, but eat all you take.” A seemingly harmless expression that can lead to a class-action lawsuit. And Chipotle’s finding that out the hard way.

Three overzealous eaters of Chipotle’s chorizo burrito, which is billed as a 300-calorie meal, are suing the restaurant for making them “excessively full” to the point where this burrito “couldn’t have been just 300 calories.” 

“The suit alleges Chipotle’s menu contains false nutritional information in which ‘consumers are lulled into a false belief that the items they are eating are healthier than they really are,’” according to City News Service. “Though the chain bills itself as a provider of ‘food with integrity,’ organic fare and ‘responsibility raised’ meat as part of its promotion of a ‘healthy eating mantra.’”

Because if something’s healthy, you can never eat too much of it. In fact, you can just pick up a bunch of apples and just keep eating. Just keep eating and you will never become too full. It’s great! I’ve been doing it for nigh six years, and I feel great. Really. This is me, except with apples: 

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So does their lawsuit have any merit? Well, they crunched the numbers over at Slate and found that the meal was actually closer to 1,050 calories. Ew, boy. How did Chipotle respond?

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Oh, so just the meat is 300 calories. You can see what happened there, they thought… and you thought… Right. It’s all just a big mistake. A big mistake that could cost the burrito giant a little more than extra guac. The suit “would cover all people who bought food at Chipotle for four years leading up to the filing of the complaint.” That means you, you excessively full so-and-so.

This is not what Chipotle, who spent the last year watching their stock tumble and trying to win customers pack after an E. coli outbreak, needs right now.

trending news chipotle employees class action lawsuit wage theft
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In the biggest class-action suit for wage theft against Chipotle so far, more than 9,961 current and former workers are suing the company. The suit claims that Chipotle allegedly made employees work extra hours "off the clock" without paying them, in a practice known as wage theft.



Actual Chipotle Customer


Chipotle blames "rogue managers" for not correctly following policy, but we just hope they give their workers their fare cash due.





image donald trump lawsuit Hulk Hogan's Lawyer Is Suing Gawker Again, This Time to Defend Donald Trump's Hair
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A recent Gawker 'investigation' titled "Is Donald Trump's Hair a $60,000 Weave?" has drawn attention from the lawyer who represented Hulk Hogan in the lawsuit against the. If you don't know how that turned out, he won. It did not go well for Gawker. 

This lawsuit, according to the New York Times, demands that Gawker remove the article and issue a public apology. It also threatened legal action on behalf of Edward Ivari and his clinic Ivari International.  Basically the claim is that the article contained many statements "false and defamatory" statements regarding Trumps hair and it's upkeep. 

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It looks like Ellen really made a boob of herself when she made a joke (near the end of this video, ~2:45) about a real estate broker with the name of Titi Pierce. That name is actually pronounced 'Tee-Tee' for the record and she wants to make sure everyone knows it. That's why Titi Pierce is suing Ellen for the humiliation that joked caused. Her claim is that she has experienced pain and suffering due to the crude jokes at the expense of her name that, Pierce says, have never occurred to anyone before Ellen made that joke on her show. 

lgbtq cake whole foods Whole Foods Is Suing the Man Who Claimed They Sold Him a Cake Decorated With a Homophobic Slur
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Pastor Jordan D Brown claimed to have gotten this awful cake from Whole Foods. He shared a picture of the cake with the statement:

That’s not the cake I ordered, @WholeFoodsand I am offended for myself & the entire community

He also got a lawyer, and filmed this "unboxing" video as proof that the cake had not been tampered with. 




Whole Foods, a notably progressive grocery store chain, has countered with a thorough investigation. They are now suing the pastor in regard to his claim, which they believe to be false. According to Uproxx, Whole Foods issued this statement:

After a deeper investigation of Mr. Brown’s claim, we believe his accusations are fraudulent and we intend to take legal action against both Mr. Brown and his attorney.

We stand behind our bakery team member, who is part of the LGBTQ community, and we appreciate the team members and shoppers who recognize that this claim is completely false and directly contradicts Whole Foods Market’s inclusive culture, which celebrates diversity.

Whole Foods also released a video showing Brown and the cashier while the cake was being purchased where neither one seemed to notice the odd wording on the cake.

kit kat lawsuit This Woman Wants a Lifetime Supply of Kit Kats Because She Ate One Without a Wafer
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Saima Ahmad, a law student in England, decided to practice what she's been learning when she bought an ate a KitKat that was missing that tasty center wafer part. 


As she told Yahoo! News, she has written a letter of complaint to Nestle demanding a refund and adequate compensation for the mishap.  Citing "monetary and emotional" loss, she has asked for a lifetime supply of unlimited KitKats and says she would consider taking further legal action if her demands are not met. It may sound unrealistic but she has said, “I’m trying my luck, if you don’t ask you don’t get.”  So hopefully she isn't really expecting unlimited candy bars.   

movies poop work Production Assistants Sue Paramount Because of Their Crappy Jobs
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Production assistants who worked on blockbuster films such as 'The Wolf of Wall Street' and 'Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles' who were in charge of parking are now suing Paramount Pictures and other associated production companies. 

The suit claims that they were not allowed to leave their assigned locations, which led them to start keeping "bottles and buckets" in their vehicles for any inevitable bathroom breaks. 

On top of that, they claim that in cold weather they had to leave their cars running continuously but were never compensated for it.  And they had to work 60-100 hours a week regularly while being paid a flat rate of $150 a day without overtime. They were also not given food on set during their 12-hour-on-average days. 

The suit is an attempt by the PAs to get compensation for such poor working conditions. 

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According to the Associated Press, heirs of songwriter Edith Newlin are suing CBS and The Big Bang Theory for use of Newlin's nursery rhyme without attaining appropriate consent.

Apparently, the show's production company got permission from Willis Music Co., which owns a book "Soft Kitty" is published in, but did not consult Newlin's daughters, who claim to be the copyright holders of the lyrics. 

The nursery rhyme is a long-running gag on the show that has become so central to its fandom that the cast and fans sing it together at conventions and other events. If the Newlin's case pans out, this could turn out to be a very costly mistake for The Big Bang Theory. The fate of Soft Kitty rests on whether or not Willis Music acquired the rights to the song when they bought the book it was contained in. If not, the rights are still with the Newlin family and The Big Bang Theory will likely have to pay out.

Disembodied Head of The Day: 'Donkey Kong' Champ's Lawsuit Against Cartoon Network Thrown Out
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If you watch Regular Show on Cartoon Network, you're probably aware of a character that goes by the name of GBF, an acronym for Garrett Bobby Ferguson or Giant Bearded Face.

The character is a giant head with tiny arms and legs that cheats at video games and explodes when he loses.

What you might not know is that this character is based on a real-life person, and he's not happy about this portrayal.

According to Eurogamer, actual Garrett Bobby Ferguson, who holds the world record on Donkey Kong and was the first to reach 1 million points on Ms. Pacman, had his lawsuit against Cartoon Network thrown out.

Mitchell objected to this portrayal and so launched a lawsuit against Cartoon Network for damages.

But the legal challenge has now been thrown out by New Jersey Federal District Judge Anne Thompson.

"The television character does not match the plaintiff in appearance," Thompson ruled (via AP). "GBF appears as a non-human creature, a giant floating head with no body from outer space, while Plaintiff is a human being.

"And when GBF loses his title, the character literally explodes, unlike Plaintiff."

GBF will live to explode another day.

Lawsuit of The Day: Josh Duggar is Being Sued by a Porn Star For Assault and Battery
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Josh Duggar just can't stay out of trouble.

The 19 Kids and Counting star has already admitted to sexually abusing several girls (including his sisters) as a teen and cheating on his wife in the recent Ashley Madison website scandal.

He's now getting sued by adult film star Danica Dillon, who alleges Duggar "assaulted her to the point of causing her physical and emotional injuries" during sex.

If you don't recognize Danica, maybe these photos from her Instagram will help?

The adult film star and escort is asking for $500,000 in damages for physical and emotional injuries she says she sustained when Duggar "manhandled" her until she "felt as if she were being raped."

Duggar is currently in faith-based rehab center Reformers Unanimous in Rockford, Illinois.

Karma's a b*tch.

Lawsuit of The Day: Taylor Swift is Being Sued For $42 Million Over 'Shake it Off' Plagiarism Allegations
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Haters really are gonna hate. Hate so much they want to sue you for $42 million.

R&B artist Jesse Graham filed a lawsuit against Taylor Swift for similarities between Swift's 2014 'Shake it Off' and his song 'Haters Gonna Hate.'

Both songs contain the phrase, "Haters gonna hate, players gonna play."

"Her hook is the same hook as mine," he told Daily News, claiming Swift uses it about 72 times in her song. "If I didn't write the song 'Haters Gone Hate,' there wouldn't be a song called 'Shake It Off.'"

He originally only wanted a selfie with Swift, but her camp denied that request.

Here are the songs. Too similar?

Our verdict?

Just shake it off, Taylor.

Lawsuit of The Day: Owners of House From 'The Conjuring' Sue Over Trespassing Fans
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Owners of a Rhode Island farmhouse said to be the inspiration behind the 2013 horror film The Conjuring are suing Warner Bros. because enthusiastic fans keep trespassing on their property.

Norma Sutcliffe and Gerald Helfrich say the film intentionally marketed the film as a true story and published the location of their home.

If you forgot about The Conjuring, this horrifying GIF should remind you.

The film follows real-life paranormal investigators Ed and Lorraine Warren who visited the home back in the 70s'. It took in $137 million at the box office and was a major hit.

Court documents say the success of the film has caused a headache for the homeowners.

"The property was inundated by curiosity seekers and trespassers who, at all hours of night and day, come to and on to the property, approach and seek to enter the house, take photographs and videos, ignore the 'no trespassing' signs, fences, and barriers installed," court documents state.

Sutcliffe and Helfrich are seeking unspecified damages from Warner Bros., the director and numerous individual trespassers.

Scandal of the Day: Lil' Wayne's Ex Puts Weezy on Blast Over Sex Tape
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Lil' Wayne is having a no good, very bad day.

First, someone leaked a sex tape of him wearing nothing but socks with two strippers. He's said he had no idea he was being filmed, and he plans on suing.

Next, his ex Karrie Stefans popped up on social media with some things to say about the naughty video.

Ouch.

Here's an excerpt of Stefans talking about her relationship with Wayne, where she cheated on her current husband with him.

She seems like a great person.

Fox News Host Suing Hasbro Over Toy Hamster With Same Name Harris Faulkner
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Fox News host Harris Faulkner has a rodent problem. And she wants $5 million because of it.

In a lawsuit filed Monday in U.S. District Court in New Jersey, Faulkner is suing Hasbro because she says a "Little Toy Shop" hamster shares her name and likeness. The toy is also deemed a choking hazard, the suit says, which causes Faulkner distress for being associated with "harming small children."

She calls out "complexion, the shape of its eyes, and the design of its eye makeup" as evidence that the company stole her identity.

To be fair, the hamster does share the same name. But as far as looks go, you can decided that for yourself.

If you want to own your own little piece of Fox News history, Ebay has an original Harris Faulkner for $40.52.

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Some of the big names in air travel are getting a little scared of 22-year old kid from New York.

Aktarer Zaman launched a new travel site called Skiplagged.com in 2013, which offers cheaper tickets using a simple strategy that is often overlooked.

His site takes advantage of "hidden city" ticketing, in which you buy a one-way ticket somewhere else with a layover in your destination city.

The prices can occasionally be much cheaper than if you only looked for direct flights, but you can't check any bags or they will end up in the wrong city.

Before Skiplagged, you would have to guess and check various destinations to see which flights had layovers in the city you intended to travel.

Experts are saying the trick isn't necessarily illegal, but it could definitely hurt the airline business.

Orbitz and United Airlines are both suing Zaman for "unfair competition" and want $75,000 in lost revenue.

"This has to do with market competition," Zaman said in a recent AMA on Reddit. "I.e. Airlines want to offer City A to City C, but can only do that with multiple flights. Consumers are less inclined towards multiple flights unless it offers them savings."

The founder has set up a crowdfunding site to collect money for the legal fees, and he's almost reached his goal of $15k.

His message on the site reads:

Skiplagged's sole purpose has always been to help you become savvy travelers. We have been doing that by exposing pricing inefficiencies for air travel, among other things. Unfortunately, we have been doing too good of a job so United Airlines and Orbitz recently teamed up with a lawsuit to get in the way. Everything Skiplagged has done and continues to do is legal, but the only way to effectively prove this is with lawyers. Please show your support for Skiplagged by donating towards this campaign to help fund our legal team.

The site was having trouble loading on Tuesday due to an overload of traffic, according to their Facebook and Twitter accounts.

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A fan caught on camera sleeping during a New York Yankees-Boston Red Sox game in April has filed a defamation lawsuit against Major League Baseball, the Yankees, ESPN and the game's two announcers (John Kruk and Dan Shulman),according to The Courthouse News Service.

Andrew Robert Rector, in a lawsuit filed in Bronx Supreme Court, lays out why he felt he was defamed after images of him nodding off at Yankee Stadium on April 13 were broadcast.

"In the course of watching the game plaintiff napped and this opened unending verbal crusade against the napping plaintiff," the complaint stated.