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Does the Westboro Baptist Church get most of their funding from lawsuits?

There is absolutely no reason to believe there is any amount of truth to this. First off, several former members of Westboro with nothing to gain or lose have publicly said that this isn't true: A ...
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Did the CDC lose a Federal Lawsuit to produce evidence that vaccines do not cause Autism?

This lawsuit is over a Freedom of Information Act (FOIA) request. FOIA is a law requiring government entities to release certain types of information upon request. Plaintiffs asked the CDC to provide ...
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Did Ivana Trump claim under oath that she had been raped by Donald Trump?

The court documents are sealed and thus not available. Some of the them were still obtained by the New York Daily News, but the deposition in question is missing and was possibly destroyed in a fire. ...
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Has Disney sued itself and won?

It is possible that Deadmau5 is referring to a 2004 lawsuit between Roy Disney and the Walt Disney Company. The one lawsuit I could find was from 2004, Roy E. DISNEY, Plaintiff, v. The WALT DISNEY ...
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Has Congress's Office of Compliance secretly settled sexual harassment lawsuits?

Cernovich's sources do not support the extent of his claims. When he says: Congressmen settled over 250 sexual harassment lawsuits and Hidden from public view, Congress's Office of Compliance paid ...
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Did a man in France sue his employer because he was bored at work?

This article, from the French newspaper Le Monde, explains that Mr Desnard was fired because of his prolonged sick leave due to his car accident. He is suing because he contests his dissmissal. His ...
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Did Ed Trice force the rescoring of a national standardized math test?

The question asks for corroborative evidence for Mr. Trice's story. Given his stone-walling I would expect that the best possible answer would be strong circumstantial evidence that no such evidence ...
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Did Spam sue a 'popular email service' in the early days of the internet?

The company that makes Spam is called Hormel. I couldn't find any reference to them suing Hotmail, but around 2007 they did sue a company called Spam Arrest that made email filtering software, ...
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Does giving legal advice make you liable?

Legal advice is by definition not generic. Legal advice is applying the law to a particular set of real facts and giving a conclusion upon which you can reasonably expect the other party to rely. I ...
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Did a man sue himself and win?

As per "What Goes Around, Litigates Around", Snopes.com, it seems to be fake. The "What the 'F' Facts" post renewed interest in the story of Larry Rutman, which is nothing more than a fictional ...
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Did Spam sue a 'popular email service' in the early days of the internet?

Nate Eldredge's answer is pretty accurate so far; here are more details. The popular email service which was target by Hormel Foods Corp (HRL.N), owner of SPAM (food) is Spam Arrest LLC. Spam Arrest ...
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