Purple Mattress Firm Sues YouTube Reviewer

A YouTube reviewer under the name “Honest Mattress Reviews” posted a review about the popular “purple mattress.”  The manufacturer apparently has responded with a lawsuit against the reviewer. Here are a couple of videos about the debacle.

Right or wrong?  You decide.

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Ford Car Crash

Parents of 8-year-old killed in crash sue Ford for $1 million

An 8-year-old girl killed in a Texas car crash have filed a $1 million wrongful death suit.  The defendants include the accused drunk driver and Ford Motor Company, according to court records and recent reports.

The deceased child, Kelsey Nalepa, was killed earlier this month after a Jeep Grand Cherokee crashed into her family’s 2009 Ford Expedition.  Her father, Marcus Nalepa, was driving.  The family has stopped in traffic when the defendant, Erika Diebel’s, Jeep crashed into the family’s vehicle. The child was seatbelted in on the driver’s side of the car.  However, she hit the seat in front of her after the seatbelt failed, according to the lawsuit.

Nightmares became real when her parents turned around to check on their daughter, who was bloodied and unconscious. The little girl was flown to Memorial Hermann Hospital where she died two days later.  The defendant, Erika Diebel, 41, was arrested Thursday and charged with intoxication manslaughter.  According to reports, her blood alcohol content was more than three times the legal limit.

The lawsuit also describes the 2009 Ford Expedition “unreasonably dangerous,” and says it was foreseeable that the driver’s side seat would fail, smashing into Kelsey’s head.

“This lawsuit is brought in part to exhaust all remedies allowed by law to determine responsibility for this tragedy and to hopefully make a difference so no other family will have to bury their child and endure the torture of such a loss,” the family’s lawyers write in the suit.


$100 Million Suit Filed Against Fyre Festival

The Fyre Festival was billed as having “first-class culinary experiences and a luxury atmosphere,” and “Private Luxury Villas” in the Bahamas turned out to be quite different.  Four days after the close of the festival, a $100 million dollar lawsuit has been filed against event organizers Ja Rule, Billy McFarland, and their company, Fyre Media, Inc.

As thousands of attendees found out, what was supposed to be a luxury experience degraded into burning tents, roving bands of hooligans, feral dogs, lack of cell service, terrible almost nonexistent food, and anarchy at the bar.

The “Private Luxury Villas” were, in fact, USAID disaster relief tents.

The lawsuit, filed by famed attorneys Geragos & Geragos from Los Angeles, alleges “The festival’s lack of adequate food, water, shelter, and medical care created a dangerous and panicked situation among attendees—suddenly finding themselves stranded on a remote island without basic provisions—that was closer to ‘The Hunger Games’ or ‘Lord of the Flies’ than Coachella.”

The lawsuit also specifies $100 million in damages “Plaintiff brings this class action on behalf of all ticket buyers and festival attendees defrauded and wronged by Defendants, and seeks damages in excess of $100,000,000.00 on behalf of himself and the Class.”

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Update May 28, 2017: “A petition to consolidate civil class action lawsuits against Fyre Media and company co-founders Billy McFarland and Ja Rule will come before a panel of federal court judges in Los Angeles on July 27. Meanwhile, the criminal investigation continues, with grand jury subpoenas issued and involvement by U.S. attorneys in California.

Plaintiff litigators expect the Fyre defense team will, on or before that day, move to put the civil cases on hold pending the outcome of the criminal proceedings, still in the early stages but now active on both coasts, as assistant U.S. attorneys and FBI agents in New York, Florida, and California gather evidence.” Fyre Festival Variety