5 of the strangest lawsuits making headlines

A quick-fading makeup, a cruel office prank and three more strange suits in the news

Mussed Makeup

An Orthodox Jewish woman is suing L’Oreal USA Inc. for advertising practices she says are anything but kosher. In April, Rorie Weisberg paid $45 for a bottle of Lancôme’s Teint Idole Ultra 24H foundation, which is billed as offering “24-hour lasting perfection and comfort.” This supposed longevity was especially important to Weisberg, who cannot apply a fresh layer of makeup between sundown on Friday and sundown on Saturday —the hours of the Jewish Sabbath.

Bruised Backside

An Intel Corp. employee is suing the company after a workplace prank allegedly wounded more than just his pride. Harvey Palacio says that his co-workers surreptitiously stuck a “Kick Me” sign on his back, and then proceeded to repeatedly follow those instructions. When Palacio suspected that someone had tacked something onto his back, he went to senior staffer Randy Lehman for help. Instead, Lehman kicked Palacio three times in the buttocks.

Disturbing Diagnosis

Most of the time, it’s good news when your doctor gives you a clean bill of health. But for Mark Templin, that news came 148 days after an erroneous brain cancer diagnosis. The Montana man quit his job, sold some of his possessions, paid for his funeral expenses and entered hospice care after doctors at the Fort Harrison VA Medical Center reportedly told him that his cancer had metastasized and that he had six months to live.

Libation Litigation

Indiana residents looking to kick back with a cold one may have more beer-buying options if a recent lawsuit filed by a group of convenience stores and gas station owners is successful. The Indiana Petroleum Marketers and Convenience Store Association is suing the Indiana Alcohol and Tobacco Commission over a state law that bans their members from selling cold beer.

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