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  1. Young Woman’s Facebook Post Cost Her Dad $80,000

    "Hey, Dad? Why'd you unfriend me?"

    Kids are expensive. Food. Clothes. Toys. $80,000 Facebook updates. That last one's not all that common, but it happened to one father/daughter team in Miami when an update from the daughter cost her father an $80,000 lawsuit settlement.

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  2. Beastie Boys Countersue GoldieBlox Over “Girls” Parody, Say Ad Campaign Promotes Stealing, Not Innovation

    This whole thing has left us so disillusioned. Can't we have some good news?

    We all thought that the scuffle between the Beastie Boys and toymaker GoldieBlox was over when they apologized for using a parody of the song "Girls" in a commercial that celebrated girls in engineering and removed the song. As it turns out, the Beastie Boys are now going after them for profits that may have been made off of the commercial.

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  3. Sriracha Plant Ordered to Shut Down, Lunches Everywhere Get a Little Less Spicy

    What are we supposed to do? Use Tabasco?

    It seems the stand-off between Sriracha maker Huy Fong Foods and the city of Irwindale, California has escalated. The plant has been ordered to shut down operations that would produce the odor residents of the city have been complaining about.

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  4. Beastie Boys Fight for Their Right to Poop the Party, Sue GoldieBlox Over Copyright Infringement [Updating]

    Look, it was "Poop the party" or a "Sabotage" joke. We couldn't fit both in the headline.

    Hey! Remember that really great commercial for GoldieBlox we shared last week? You know, the one with the girls building a rather impressive Rube Goldberg machine while they sing a parody of "Girls" by the Beastie Boys? Turns out lawyers for the Beasties weren't as impressed as we were. They're suing over copyright infringement.

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  5. Samsung Did Not Pay Apple $1.05 Billion in Coins, Internet. Come on

    This one? Again? Really?

    An old Internet myth seems to be rearing it's made-up head, and people are once again sharing the story of how Samsung paid off a $1.05 billion court-ordered settlement with Apple in 30 truckloads of nickels. Except... they obviously didn't. Besides this being an old myth, let's look at why it's so ridiculous. Simply put - sheer volume.

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  6. Someone is Suing Apple Because the Internet Has Porn On It, Yes Really [Video]

    We're shocked -- SHOCKED -- to discover that there's porn on the Internet.

    Despite Apple's strict draconian anti-porn policies, the Safari browser on the iPhone and iPad remains one of the best porn apps available for Apple's mobile devices. That's because it connects to the Internet, and there's porn on the Internet. So. Much. Porn. Tennessee lawyer Chris Sevier is suing Apple because he accessed porn on his Apple device. He's even submitted a bizarre YouTube video to support his case.

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  7. Putt-Putt Golf Company Doesn’t Get How Minecraft Works, Slaps Devs With Cease and Desist

    Basically the businessman equivalent of your grandma asking you to stop cursing on your Facebook wall.

    So here's a fun fact: Apparently the term "Putt-Putt" isn't just a dorky synonym for mini golf but an actual brand! Sort of like "Band-Aid" and "Kleenex" get used interchangeably with bandage and tissue in common vernacular. Who knew? Apparently a lot of the people who play Minecraft didn't, as mini golf maps have gotten pretty popular in the past year, and a lot of them are referred to as Putt-Putt games. Rather than bask in their ubiquitousness as a household name, though, the Putt-Putt company decided to hit the developers behind Minecraft with a cease and desist order. Somebody needs to have a talk with them about what the Internet is and how it works, I think.

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  8. Judge Suggests Lawsuit Against Sega Over Aliens: Colonial Marines Move to “Alternate Dispute Resolution”

    We've all probably seen some pretty sweet game trailers and thought, "no way is the actual game going to look that good." There's a lawsuit claiming that in the case of Sega and Gearbox's Aliens: Colonial Marines the actual game is so much worse than the demos that it constitutes false advertising. A judge in the case just sent both sides to "Alternate Dispute Resolution" to work it out.

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  9. Romanian Lawyer Sues Exorcists For Failing to Banish Fart Demons

    People sue each other for all kinds of crazy things. Modern society has a reputation for it -- usually for things like spilled coffee, disturbing items found in fast food burgers, or for failure to stop someone from falling in love. But right now, Romania takes the cake for the stinkiest lawsuit ever. See, a lawyer in Pitesti, Romania, is suing an Orthodox bishop and four priests for failing to exorcise the "flatulent demons" from his home. You probably read that right, but let me rephrase for clarity. He's suing them for not getting rid of his fart devils.

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  10. Lawsuit Against Elmo Puppeteer Includes Phrases Like “Crystal Meth Sex Party”

    I'll level with you, folks. I've been kinda hoping the other shoe just wouldn't drop regarding allegations that Elmo puppeteer Kevin Clash had sex with underage boys for years while also bringing to life one of America's most beloved icons of childhood. After a brief lull that almost let us forget that happened, the story has returned in full force, with one of Clash's accusers bringing a lawsuit against Clash making the details of his allegations more clear and forever connecting the phrases "Elmo puppeteer" and "crystal meth sex party" in the American psyche.

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