In 1989, John Hughes’ film “Uncle Buck”, starring the late John Candy, shot to box office fame after it’s release. The film centered on Buck Russell who was asked to take care of his nieces and nephews. Still considered a classic Hughes film, “Uncle Buck” is still bringing in numbers with DVD sales. Since it’s release it’s made over $80,000,000.
A woman has sued a barbecue brush manufacturer after she swallowed a broken brush bristle while eating a hamburger, landing her in the hospital.
Deborah Lamont of Presque Isle, Maine, is suing Precision Brush Co. and M2M LLC, alleging negligence, strict liability, and breach of warranty.
What led up to this case, and what will Lamont need to prove in order to win?
Episode Recap (Spoiler Alert!):
While Alicia is chasing campaign money from a lecherous homophobe and Kalinda is shepherding Lemond Bishop’s son home from school, Diane and Cary are prosecuting Sweeney’s defamation lawsuit. Sweeney sued the makers of the TV show “Call It Murder” for an episode depicting Sweeney’s alleged murder of his wife.
Unhappy with Diane and Cary’s efforts, Sweeney unsuccessfully attempts to rope Alicia into the courtroom, although she does provide guidance that forces “Call It Murder” to settle the case.
1. The Case.
Last November, the American Civil Liberties Union of Nebraska sued the state on behalf of seven same-sex couples. They were challenging an amendment to the Nebraska constitution that defined marriage as only between one man and one woman, and did not recognize civil unions and domestic partnerships.
The state argued that the ban, adopted in 2000 with 70 percent voter approval, reflects the will of the voters to protect family stability. Bataillon rejected this argument.
2. The Struggles of the Plaintiffs.
Susan and Sally Walters are one of the couples represented by the ACLU. They were legally married in California in 2008, and moved back to Nebraska in 2010. Sally was diagnosed with terminal breast cancer in 2013. She fears that, if she passes away, Susan will not be able to receive the same tax and Social Security benefits that other married