Disney Sued After New York Doctor Allegedly Dies of Allergic Reaction After Eating at Downtown Disney World Restaurant
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by Jason Cheung
4d ago
In public relations, the customer is always right in tastes especially if the taste could kill them. On October 5, 2023, Dr. Kanokporn Tangsuan, a New York State doctor, and her husband, Jeffrey J. Piccolo, stopped at the Raglan Road Irish Pub and Restaurant at the Downtown Disney Center at Disneyworld for dinner. The couple allegedly chose to eat there to accommodate Dr. Tangsuan’s food allergy to nuts. Dr. Tangsuan allegedly told their server about her allergies and the server responded that their food could be made without specific food items if so ordered. The couple ordered “Sure I’m Frit ..read more
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Washington DC Man Sues Powerball After Being Told $340 Million Jackpot Was Made In Error
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by Jason Cheung
1w ago
John Cheeks thought his entire life was about to change in January 2023 when he saw that the Powerball winning numbers matched his ticket. He was right, though not in the way he expected. When Mr. Cheeks presented his ticket to the Office of Lottery and Gaming, his claim was denied. The office claimed that he did not have the winning ticket and instructed him to throw his ticket in the trash can instead. Instead, Mr. Cheeks filed a lawsuit for the $340million jackpot, plus interest he would have earned on it per day. Powerball and a lottery contractor, the DC-based Taoti Enterprises, claim the ..read more
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Prosecutors Decline to Bring Charges against Seattle Police Officer That Killed Pedestrian While Driving 74MPH
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by Jason Cheung
1w ago
King County Prosecutors have declined to press criminal charges against Seattle Officer Kevin Dave for the death of Jaahnavi Kandula in January 2023. Officer Kevin Dave hit Kandula with his Ford sport utility vehicle while driving 74 mph moments at the moment of impact. Kandula was using a cross-walk. Officer Dave was responding to a call about a third-party overdosing on cocaine. The speed limit was 25mph. The case had drawn significant media attorney because Officer Daniel Auderer, a police union representative left his body camera on while speaking with another officer. Auderer could be hea ..read more
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Florida Law Barring Chinese Citizens from Owning Property Blocked by Appeals Court
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by Jason Cheung
2w ago
Florida passed a law in May 2023 banning Chinese citizens from owning homes or land in the state. The law targets individuals who are “domiciled” in China and are not US citizens or green card holders from purchasing buildings or land in the state. There is a narrow exception for non-tourist visa holders whose countries own a single property that is at least five miles from critical infrastructure. Governor DeSantis stated that the law would help protect Americans from the influence of the Chinese Community Party. The law also bars citizens from Cuba, Venezuela, Syria, Iran, Russia, and North ..read more
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Couple of “Gender Reveal” California Wildfire Plead Guilt
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by Jason Cheung
2w ago
Imagine if you burned down a national park, destroyed 20 buildings, and killed a firefighter, all so that you could get the perfect family photo. And then the media misrepresents your intentions as a “gender reveal” party instead of the tasteful family outing that it actually was. A real tragedy that it was misreported… On September 5, 2020, Refugio Jimenez Jr. and Angelina Jimenez staged a photo shoot with their young children for their baby’s gender reveal at El Dorado Ranch in Yuciapia, at the foot of the San Bernardino Mountains. Their smoke-generating pyrotechnic machine was set off in a ..read more
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Gina Carano Sues Disney Over Mandalorian Departure
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by Jason Cheung
3w ago
Former actor Gina Carano has filed a lawsuit against the Walt Disney Corporation and Lucasfilm for alleged wrongful termination. The suit was filed in federal court in California. Carano alleges she was fired from her role on the Disney+ show Mandalorian for voicing right-wing opinions online. She is seeking a court order requiring Lucasfilm reinstate her or compensate her for at least $75,000. Carano claims in the suit that she suffered emotional damage and lost millions of dollars in income. Carano also claims that Disney and Lucasfilm discriminated against her, and alleges that male colleag ..read more
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Transpersons Should Not Have Their Driver’s Licenses Jeopardize
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by Jason Cheung
3w ago
If your driver’s license shows a different sex than how certain people view you does that constitute fraud? The state of Florida is prepared to make that argument even if it leads to illicit sex discrimination. Robert Kynoch, the deputy executive director of the Florida Department of Highway Safety and Motor Vehicles, issued a memo dated January 26, 2024 that said “establishing gender on a newly issued Florida Driver License is based on the supporting documents provided with an application.” Kynoch defined “gender” as a synonym for “sex,” which to Kynoch is determined by innate and immutable b ..read more
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Should Pregnant Couples Be Required to Wait Before Seeking a Divorce?
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by Jason Cheung
3w ago
Most states have a “waiting period” for divorcing couples before their divorce is finalized. What happens if a state applies a longer waiting period for some divorcing couples than others though? Would that discrimination be legal? Missouri law prohibits courts from finalizing a divorce when a woman in the couple is pregnant. Texas and a few other states have an informal policy among their state’s judiciary that divorces should not be finalized while a woman is pregnant. However, a pregnancy would impact the custody and child support terms of a divorce. If the woman has twins, triplets, or a c ..read more
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Arbitration in Family Law
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by Jason Cheung
1M ago
Arbitration has become somewhat common in civil lawsuits. With family courts so busy now, it was perhaps inevitable that arbitration would also become promoted in family law. At the beginning of 2024, Washington State passed the Uniform Family Law Arbitration Act (UFLAA). For the new law to apply to a family law dispute there must be a written signed agreement between the spouses or other parent. The agreement must name the arbitrator or identify a method of selecting an arbitrator. The agreement must also identify the type of family law dispute that is to be arbitrated. What Is Arbitration in ..read more
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Empty Atlanta Lot Owner Loses Appeal of $30k Water Bill
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by Jason Cheung
1M ago
What is your typical water bill a month? Most people pay a couple hundred dollars every few months. What if you had to pay almost ten thousand dollars a month for water that you were incapable of using? Even worse, what if the water company blames you rather admit there has been a mistake? In 2022, Jeff Raw ran Revive Construction Group, which builds residential homes. Raw has been building and renovating for 20 years in the City of Atlanta. The Department of Watershed Management installed a water meter on one of Revive’s property, which at the time was an empty lot without any house or struct ..read more
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