Wednesday, April 10, 2013

"California Woman Sues..." Roundup

I don't know what it is about women in CA and their propensity to sue.  Last time I did this, they were suing Nutella, Taco Bell, Verizon.  The list goes on.  Some of these stories are just plain nutty.   Some are really horrible and my heart goes out to them.

But, I have to say, there were a lot of CA men suing, too!!  Last time I reported on the women, there weren't nearly the same number of articles on men suing.

Mom’s $5 Million Lawsuit Targets ‘Toxic’ Frozen Pizzas Sold Locally
Katie Simpson bought frozen pizzas about five times in the past year, including a California Pizza Kitchen Personal Pizza Barbeque Chicken and the same maker’s Crispy Thin Crust Pizza Signature Pepperoni.

But when she learned they contained trans fat—an ingredient linked to heart disease, diabetes and cancer—she felt as if she were sold poison.

That’s the argument being made in a $5 million federal class-action lawsuit that claims Nestle—makers of DiGiorno, Stouffer’s and California Pizza Kitchen frozen pizzas —is “placing profits over public health” by failing to remove trans fat.
Woman sues San Diego Christian College, claims she was fired for having premarital sex 
"I feel like what San Diego Christian College did to me was hurtful and un-Christ like. I was unmarried, pregnant and they took away my livelihood," said James, who is six months pregnant.

James' lawsuit against the school alleges "discrimination on account of gender, pregnancy and marital status."
Transgender Woman Sues California Baptist University For Expulsion 
The Superior Court suit seeks $500,000 damages.

Javier says she was expelled in August 2011 after her MTV appearance.

Monday’s lawsuit says she was expelled because she is transgender.

Javier put female on her college application. She says she has identified as female since she was a toddler.
Denise Barton Claims Santa Monica Parking Meters Made Her Sick In Lawsuit (This one is pretty old. But I missed it last time)
A woman says Santa Monica's new parking meters are ruining her health because of the wireless signal they emit and she wants $1.7 billion to make up for it.

Denise Barton is suing the city for the steep amount, because she says she's been felled by ear infections, ringing in her ears and neck pain since April, according to the Santa Monica Daily Press.
Woman Sues Match.Com After Date Attacks Her 
Mary Kay Beckman, 50, claims in a lawsuit filed earlier this month that she joined the website looking for a "healthy loving relationship," but instead was nearly killed.

Beckman says she went on a few dates in October 2011 with Wade Ridley, but after ending the relationship came home one day to find him in her garage with a knife.
South Bay woman sues doctors after post-surgery infection leads to loss of arms, legs (Man, this is horrible!!)
A South Bay woman who lost her arms and legs to a massive infection following a hysterectomy at Providence Little Company of Mary Medical Center in Torrance filed a malpractice lawsuit Tuesday against the hospital and eight doctors.

Annette Ramirez, 48, a wife and mother of a 6-year-old girl and 13-year-old boy, remains hospitalized following numerous surgeries to repair the damage since the Aug. 1 operation, said her attorney, Bruce Fagel, who also practiced medicine.
 Woman Who Alleged Rough Arrest Sues LAPD
Michelle Jordan was roughed up on Aug. 21 in Tujunga when she was pulled over for talking on her cell phone while driving, police said. While she was handcuffed, officers sat her down before one of the officers threw her head-first to the ground.

Surveillance video -- revealed first on NBC4 -- along with photos of her injuries, sparked outrage over the arrest. The officers' supervisor was later demoted.
 California Woman Sues Walgreen’s Over Vitamin E Supplements
Walgreen’s is being sued over the claims on the supplement’s label by Andrea Trujillo of Bakersfield, California, who says clinical studies show Vitamin E supplements do not work as advertised by Walgreen’s. Last Friday, a complaint was filed on Ms. Trujillo’s behalf in a Chicago, Illinois, federal court. The suit claims the product “did not work” period, even when used as directed.
Woman sues hospital for wrongful termination over cancer leave
The woman began working for the hospital, located in Virginia, in 2006. In 2008, she was diagnosed with breast cancer and took leave for a mastectomy and chemotherapy. She says she was demoted after returning to work. She took leave again in 2009 for a second mastectomy. The day before she was due back to work, her supervisor called and fired her, saying she had not completed the necessary paperwork to take leave and had run out of sick days.
Woman Sues OWN Alleging Pregnancy Discrimination
A California woman is accusing OWN of discriminating against her when she became pregnant — reducing her responsibilities and eventually laying her off after she took a medical leave.
 California Woman Sues Bayer After Suffering Yaz Stroke
A woman who suffered a stroke after using the contraceptive Yaz, Yasmin, or Ocella filed a lawsuit against Bayer on December 12, 2012 in the Superior Court in San Diego County. The plaintiff, Brenda Depperschmidt, claims to suffer injuries to this day, and alleges that Bayer willfully concealed evidence of Yaz side effects.
Woman Hurt in Collision with Groomer Sues Mammoth Mountain, Kassbohrer 
In the March 25, 2011 incident, Willhide-Michiulis, then 43, was snowboarding on the intermediate Mambo run at Mammoth when she says that the groomer operator made an abrupt turn in front of her, causing the collision in which the Plaintiff became entangled in the snowcat’s tiller apparatus behind the machine. Her leg was partially amputated above the knee at a hospital in Reno, Nev., and her other leg sustained a fractured femur and tibia. The plaintiffs contend that she also suffered a brain injury and will require lifetime care.
 Southland Woman Sues Catholic Church over Sex Abuse
A Southland woman who sued the Roman Catholic Church 1984, saying she was sexually abused by seven priests, including one who impregnated her, plans to return to the limelight today to discuss the abdication of the pope and the propriety of having Cardinal Roger Mahony help elect the next one.

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