[Guest post by DRJ]
From Arkansas — Couple Sues McDonald’s over Nude Pics:
“Phillip Sherman learned that lesson after he left his phone behind at a McDonald’s and the photos [of his nude wife] ended up online. Now he and his wife, Tina, are suing the McDonald’s Corp., the franchise owner and the store manager.
The suit was filed Friday and seeks a jury trial and $3 million in damages for suffering, embarrassment and the cost of having to move to a new home. The suit says Phillip Sherman left the phone at the Fayetteville restaurant in July and that employees promised to secure it until he returned.”
From Wisconsin — Johnny Depp Movie (Indirectly) Causes Bridge to Collapse:
“During filming of “Public Enemies” [with Johnny Depp as bank robber John Dillinger] — Wisconsin’s first film under the governor’s new movie incentives — state highway traffic was diverted away from the center of Columbus, 70 miles northwest of Milwaukee. The detour road couldn’t stand the load — and collapsed.
Dodge County was left with a $116,000 repair. It’s filed a claim against the city of Columbus that could lead to a lawsuit.
But Columbus Mayor Nancy Osterhaus says talks are ongoing between the city, county and film studio NBC Universal, with hopes that they might split the bill for the March mishap.
Maybe Mayor Osterhaus should sign up for Obama’s bridge and road-building program.