4 Lawsuits We Can’t Wait to Watch Unfold

The United States is a pretty litigious country, and far too many of our problems seem to eventually head to the courts for resolution. While it’s true that nuisance lawsuits, unconstitutional abortion bans and SLAPP suits are bloating the circuits with unnecessary trials, let’s be honest — there are some cases we just can’t wait to see play out.

Here are four lawsuits we are eager to watch unfold.

1. Roy Moore’s suit against his former teenage accusers.

Thankfully, Roy Moore lost his race to be the next senator of Alabama when the state’s conservatives realized that it’s better to elect a Democrat than someone who may have made inappropriate overtures to girls less then half his age. But Moore is still not ready to let his loss go — and now he’s trying to drag the women who came forward about his past actions into court.

The New York Times reports:

Roy Moore, the former Senate candidate from Alabama who has been accused of pursuing sexual and romantic relationships with teenagers, sued four of his accusers on Monday, alleging that they had defamed and conspired against him.

In a lawsuit filed in the Circuit Court of Etowah County, Ala., where Mr. Moore lives, he accused the women — Leigh Corfman, Debbie Gibson, Tina Johnson and Beverly Nelson — of committing libel and slander “by making statements which were false, malicious, and made with intentional or reckless disregard of the truth and with the intent that those statements be published to others, including through state and national media.”

It’s hard to see this suit going anywhere — after all, if the allegations and statements were false, the media would have uncovered those fabrications. Odds are, Moore is simply trying to use the suit to raise money since his campaign and legal bills left him in massive debt.

Here’s hoping it backfires and the judge slaps Moore with a fine for filing frivolous lawsuits, leaving him with even more legal debt.

2. Ashley Judd versus Harvey Weinstein

By all accounts, the reason producer and director Harvey Weinstein was able to prey on women for so long in Hollywood was his power to destroy the career of those who might report the abuse. And that’s why it feels so justified to see some of his former victims sue him for ruining their careers.

Actress Ashley Judd is now doing exactly that, claiming that Weinstein blocked her from a role in the Peter Jackson “Lord of the Rings” trilogy. Judd argues that refusing to let Weinstein massage her in a hotel room cost her millions and torpedoed her future prospects.

As NPR reports:

“Mr. Weinstein’s abusive conduct toward others has caused no end of damage to aspiring actors and others in the film and entertainment industry,” Judd said in a statement, according to Variety. “As my experience and the experience of others shows, even a few false statements from Mr. Weinstein could destroy potentially career-changing professional opportunities. It’s time that Mr. Weinstein be held accountable for that conduct and for the ways in which he’s damaged careers.”

The best part?  Judd has pledged to donate any damages she receives a charity to that fights sexual harassment. That’s poetic justice.

3. Stormy Daniels case against President Donald Trump

Even before he was elected president, Donald Trump had a penchant for believing he could bully anyone who stood in his way — without consequences. It’s so satisfying to see the president being sued for defamation by his former one-night stand and porn star Stormy Daniels.

With the assistance of her lawyer, Michael Avenatti, Daniels filed for $75,000 in damages, claiming that President Trump defamed her by calling her a liar and insisting that she made up a story about being threatened. But getting money — or more attention — may not be the goal of the lawsuit at all.

CNN reports:

Avenatti’s move Monday seemed designed to draw fresh attention to Daniels’ claims after a California judge halted her lawsuit against Cohen for 90 days while a criminal investigation of him moves forward in New York.

But some legal analysts have interpreted Avenatti’s moves against Cohen, and now the President, as an effort to compel Trump and his lawyer to give a deposition under oath, as investigators probe the circumstances around Cohen’s $130,000 payment to Daniels before the 2016 presidential election.

Getting the president to say anything under oath would take a miracle, but maybe Avenatti can somehow pull it off.

4. The wrongful death lawsuit of Brittany Oswell

While the other three court cases are entertaining enough to watch with a bowl of popcorn, this last case is a tragedy that demands justice. In 2016 nurse Brittany Oswell became ill during a flight to Dallas, after what an onboard doctor first thought was a panic attack but soon understood was a life threatening illness.

After learning that medical equipment on board was non-functional, the doctor demanded the plane make an emergency landing — but the pilot refused, flying another 90 minutes to the Dallas airport instead.

Oswell was eventually discovered to have had an embolism, and she was pronounced brain dead three days later. Her parents and widow are suing American Airlines for their failure to have working blood pressure cuffs, defibrillators and other medical equipment on board, and for continuing the flight against the advice of a medical professional. With this being just one of a long line of airlines who have put profit over the comfort and safety of their passengers, we hope that they win.

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44 comments

Marie W
Marie W6 months ago

thanks for sharing

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Mike R
Mike R11 months ago

Thanks

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Mike R
Mike R11 months ago

Thanks

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Jaime J
Jaime Jabout a year ago

Thank you!!

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Lesa D
Past Member about a year ago

thank you Robin...

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Winn Adams
Winn Adamsabout a year ago

Thanks

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Winn Adams
Winn Adamsabout a year ago

I can't wait to see what happens.

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Leanne K
Leanne Kabout a year ago

Isn’t Moore defaming the victims in his lawsuit?

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David F
David Fabout a year ago

Tom Brokaw

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David F
David Fabout a year ago

How about, "HIM TOO"
Tom Brolaw

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