3 Toronto lawyers lost their jobs after an epic-sounding "night of debauchery." Now one's suing for wrongful termination. So what, exactly, went down?
Eva Gabrielsson and Stieg Larsson were partners for 32 years. Yet when he died suddenly and his Lisbeth Salander series became a posthumous international phenomenon, she was cut out — creatively and financially — despite the rumors that she was behind their writing (rumors she refutes.) In a new memoir, she asserts…
When Coke was confronted for promoting sugary Vitaminwater as a health beverage, their reaction was basically, "What? You morons actually believed that?" (We're paraphrasing.)
The parents of a 14-year-old kicked off his Junior High basketball team when he wouldn't cut his hair are planning to sue the school district.
The nursing student expelled by her college after she posted a picture of herself holding a placenta to Facebook is suing the school.
We'll just let this sink in: "Last week the Chicago Bar Association held a What Not To Wear Fashion Show."
France, for years notoriously laissez-faire when it came to domestic abuse, is making up for lost time: with proposed "anti-psychological abuse" legislation:
The vast majority of Parisiennes are breaking the law. Because, legally, women aren't allowed to wear pants:
The case of Amanda Kurowski, a New Hampshire 10-year-old whom the courts have ordered out of home-schooling and into her local public schools, is making serious waves. Obviously, some are quick to call it religion-demonizing-by-evil-seculars. But is it?
A horrible case of accused neglect has taken a baby from her parents and raised questions about exactly why they were deemed unfit.
An Australian party-planning company, Pinkalicious, specializing in dances "for lesbian and bisexual women" has won the right to ban men from their 'dos - "because they might pester women for sex."
Calling one's wife ugly may soon become a criminal offense under Malaysia's Domestic Violence Act. Women's Development Department director-general Noorul Ainur Mohd Nur describes emotional violence as "a form of abuse that scars women deeply and lowers their self-esteem, dignity and self-confidence." [Hindustan Times]
Marhaba, a mother of four, has been abandoned by her husband in her Tajikistan village. The problem? The marriage, conducted according to Islamic rites, was never legally registered - so now he's under no obligation. And this is becoming increasingly common.
When Janice Langbehn's partner of 18 years suffered an aneurysm, Langbehn and their children were not allowed to visit her in the hospital. Now the case is the subject of a lawsuit with major implications.
Polyamory advocates now want their marriages recognized. Good luck with that!
Whether or not pregnant women should be served alcohol when pregnant, and more to the point, whether they should drink it, has been a big controversy lately.