On multiple measures, the economic "recovery" under Barack Obama was the worst in recorded U.S. history…
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Image of the Day: Obama "Recovery" Worst On Record

On multiple measures, the economic "recovery" under Barack Obama was the worst in recorded U.S. history, due to his policies of more regulation, higher taxes and administrative fiat.  The most consecutive months of unemployment above 8% (despite promising that his trillion-dollar spending "stimulus" would prevent it from exceeding 8% at all).  The worst deficits in history, and the most debt in history.  The first time that we never reached even 3% economic growth in a year (the post-World War II average was 3.3%).  And so on.

Now here's another.  The worst record of new business creation following a recession.

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July 14, 2017 • 11:50 am

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Jester's CourtroomLegal tales stranger than stranger than fiction: Ridiculous and sometimes funny lawsuits plaguing our courts.
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A Fall From Grace
Wednesday, July 19 2017

A Wyoming woman is suing Wal-Mart, claiming unsafe work conditions after she allegedly fell backwards over a pallet jack.

Store employee Theresa Burfiend was returning the pallet jack to its storage space after unloading milk pallets when a fellow employee offered to put it away for her. According to news reports, Burfiend did not know the employee placed the jack behind her, causing her to trip over the equipment when she backed up. Burfiend is suing Wal-Mart for sustained “serious injuries” to her back, hip, ankle, wrist and several nerves that she alleges caused her to become “totally and permanently disabled.” Burfiend is seeking at least $250,000 to cover medical bills.

The suit states, among other things, that Wal-Mart is at fault because the loading dock was not capable of handling the amount of trucks that used the area and because the store failed to properly maintain hydraulic dock plates. It also claims that the store didn’t create any “safe standard operating procedures” for use of the loading dock and used the area for storage, creating a safety hazard.

Wal-Mart’s attorneys denied the accusations and also alleged that Burfiend was warned that the equipment had been moved behind her. They replied that Burfiend failed to “maintain a proper lookout for her own safety” and therefore fell.

“Defendant admits that plaintiff fell but immediately got back on her feet, made no claim of injury and left,” the answer to the lawsuit states. “It is not known if she was injured in the fall, based on lack of information of an injury and no claim being made."

Source: Trib.com

Lawsuit Grounded in Seat Back Pocket Trash
Thursday, July 13 2017

A passenger is suing Delta Air Lines claiming his life "flashed before his eyes" when he was stabbed in the finger by a needle that was left in a seat-back pocket.

According to news reports, the passenger was reaching into the seat-back pocket to get his wallet when he was stabbed by a needle instead. Following the flight, the passenger sought medical advice and was prescribed medications to prevent blood-borne infections, as well as subjected to several medical tests, including those that detect HIV. As a result of the incident and Delta's alleged negligence, the passenger claims the medicine caused him to suffer “months of dizziness, headaches,” and “body aches”.

Additionally, he seeks damages because he was “unable to perform duties as a husband” during the treatment.

A Delta spokesperson reportedly stated that the carrier was "dismayed" by the customers allegations, noting that the “security of our customers and employees is always Delta’s top priority.”

Source: flyertalk.com

Whipping Up a Lawsuit
Thursday, July 06 2017

Celebrity Iron Chef Bobby Flay is suing New Jersey furniture maker Jamie Stern Designs claiming a sectional sofa he purchased did not meet his standards.

According to news reports, Flay stated that the leather sofa is “deficient and not suitable for use” because it is “intolerably uncomfortable to sit on for any extended period of time.” When Flay’s numerous complaints and requests for repair or reimbursement went unanswered, Flay sued. The lawsuit further alleges that Stern breached its agreement with Flay by “manufacturing and delivering a Sofa that was unsuitable for use.”

In his five-page complaint, Flay is seeking $19,046.35 in damages, plus “such other and further relief as to this court appears just and proper together with the costs and disbursements of this proceeding.” 
Source: bravotv.com

Menu Is All Greek to Some
Wednesday, June 28 2017

A restaurant in St. Louis, Missouri, is being sued by a customer who is claiming his gyro salad led to near-catastrophic injuries.

According to news reports, Phillip "Gus" Wagner is suing Michael's Bar & Grill after he claims the restaurant served him a salad with gluten based on inaccurate information from a server who said it was gluten-free. Wagner's lawsuit charges, among other things, that the gluten in the dish left him with "injuries to the cardiovascular system, gastrointestinal tract, internal organs, respiratory system and body as a whole ... [and] that he has sustained loss of a normal life."

The restaurant counters that it has a special gluten-free menu, which includes a different salad option, and that all of the servers are aware the gluten-free menu exists and that the gyro salad is not on it. "Nobody remembers a customer asking about the gyro salad, and all of them knew the right answer right away," said the restaurant's general manager, Katina Malliotakis. "We have plenty of gluten-free options if people ask for that."

Source: riverfronttimes.com

Lawyer Delivers Pizza Pizza Lawsuit
Tuesday, June 20 2017

Just weeks after the first lawsuit was filed, an attorney in Michigan is representing a couple in a second lawsuit against pizza chain giant Little Caesars for allegedly selling pizzas with pork pepperoni to customers who expected halal meat prepared as prescribed by Muslim law.

In this second lawsuit, attorney Majed Moughni is seeking more than $100 million in damages for his clients, Dearborn residents Michelle Meade and her husband, Ali Bazzi. Moughni claims Little Caesars is guilty of breach of conduct, negligent misrepresentation, unjust enrichment, fraud, intentional infliction of emotional distress, assault and battery, negligence and respondent superior.

The lawsuit seeks class action status on behalf of thousands of people who were allegedly sold falsely labeled pizzas.

According to news reports, Little Caesars completed its own investigation of the incident and stated the claims were unfounded. Little Caesars announced it would pursue counterclaims and seek sanctions.

"The complaint he filed has serious factual errors and critical omissions, which we plan to bring to the court’s attention promptly. I know that Little Caesars takes great pride in the commitment they’ve shown to their customers and communities for almost six decades. We are confident the court will recognize this for what it is: a frivolous lawsuit,” Little Caesars' attorney said.

Source: patch.com

Question of the Week   
Which one of the following U.S. Presidents signed into law the greatest number of legislative bills in the first 100 days of his presidency?
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Quote of the Day   
"There's a Republican credibility crisis brewing. The party's leaders are not leading their troops, who have found that there is often only disappointment rather than reward for following orders. Republican members won office promising to reform healthcare and taxes, but run the risk of doing neither.Republicans need to reform taxes, both to prove they can govern and to juice the economy. To reform…[more]
—The Editors, Washington Examiner
— The Editors, Washington Examiner
Liberty Poll   

Should House Republicans follow the lead of their Senate counterparts and forego part of their August recess to continue working, or return home to meet with voters?