A selection of the need-to-know civil justice news for the week of July 1-7.


Woman Sues National Donut Chain, Says Its “Steak” Breakfast Sandwich Is Really Just a Beef Patty

Drew DiSabatino | Bravo

Is “Frivolous Consumer Food Law” a specialized field an attorney can go into? An admittedly quick Google search didn’t turn up anything concrete, but with the number of food lawsuits we’ve had to cover in the last few weeks—everything from chip packaging to jelly bean ingredients—it certainly seems like a great field to get into.

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See Spot Sue?: Eleventh Circuit’s Bar on Dog Defendants Exemplifies Problems with Allowing Animal Plaintiffs

Jordan Fowler | Washington Legal Foundation

You can sue your grocer, you can sue your policeman, you can even sue your neighbor John, but can you sue neighbor John’s dog? In May, the US Court of Appeals for the Eleventh Circuit firmly answered that question: no.

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