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Has Disney sued itself and won?

In this video Deadmau5 claims that: There are parts of Disney that actually sue other parts of Disney, and win. Is this true and what are the details of these court cases?
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Did a man in France sue his employer because he was bored at work?

According to this article, a man from France sued his employer for $400,000 because he was bored at work. The article also states: He was later fired after a car crash caused him to go on ...
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Did Ivana Trump claim under oath that she had been raped by Donald Trump?

The New Yorker article "Documenting Trump's Abuse of Women" (24 October 2016) recounts Trump biographer Harry Hurt III's claim that Ivana Trump said in a sworn deposition she had been raped by Donald ...
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Did Ed Trice force the rescoring of a national standardized math test?

"What's the largest number you can represent with 3 digits? Nope. It's not 999." is the title of a LinkedIn blog post by Ed Trice of Lightning Cloud Computing. Since its publication on 16 March 2016 ...
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Did Apple help the Chinese government unlock thousands of iPhones? [closed]

The BBC and Ars Technica, amongst other sources, have reported regarding the FBI's latest filing in the FBI vs. Apple case regarding government-mandated unlocking of the phone owned by the San ...
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Did a man sue himself and win?

According to this article and this post a man hit himself with a boomerang and then proceeded to sue himself. A Kentucky man who threw a boomerang that flew back and hit him on the head has sued ...
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Did Spam sue a 'popular email service' in the early days of the internet?

I seem to clearly remember hearing many years ago that Spam () sued Microsoft (or AOL, or another popular email service at the time) for using the word 'spam' to refer to junk email. They said it was ...
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Have there been US legal cases where CPR patients sued their savior? [closed]

Potential first-aiders can be afraid to adminster CPR, over fear of being sued for damages (ref 1, ref 2 "many people are put off [..] for fear of [..] getting sued"). Have there been such cases of ...
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Does giving legal advice make you liable?

There is the often cited claim on the internet that giving legal advice will make you liable for damages. Didn't previously quote an actual claim, but one of the answers is such a perfect example ...
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Does the Westboro Baptist Church get most of their funding from lawsuits?

The Westboro Baptist Church is notorious for picketing things like funerals and they generate a lot of attention by doing so. A common trend in discussions about the church goes something like: ...