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Legal nightmare could continue for man who sold printer online

Indianapolis - There's a downside to everything. Just ask Doug Costello, the Massachusetts man who tried to sell a used printer on Craigslist.

Smoking high-strength skunk cannabis damages the brain

A new study suggests smoking high-strength "skunk" cannabis can damage the brain by breaking down communications between its two halves.

Apple could lose $500m as patent in Samsung lawsuit ruled invalid

The United States Patent & Trademark Office has ruled that a patent held by Apple on the design of the iPhone 3GS is actually invalid. The decision will prove critical in the company's lawsuit against Samsung, alleged to have infringed on Apple's patents.

Silicon Valley unites to defend Samsung against Apple patent case

Several Silicon Valley technology companies have stepped up to help Samsung win its ongoing patent dispute with Apple. The group has filed a "friend of the court" letter to help argue Samsung's case. Apple claims that it infringed on multiple patents.

U.S. urges N. Korea to compensate Sony for cyberattack

Washington - The United States urged North Korea on Monday to admit it ordered a cyberattack on the Hollywood studio Sony Pictures and to pay for the damage it had caused.

2,000 teens attend Canadian house party, cause $70,000 in damages Special

Brampton - Police called dozens of officers — including canine and tactical units — to break up a party in an under-construction mansion, advertised on social media under hashtag #mansionparty.

How a rat may have taken down Japan's Fukushima nuclear plant

Fukushima - It is estimated that in the United States there is one rat for every human. Rats have spread diseases such as Bubonic Plague and Typhus just to name a few. But is it really possible that a rat can take down a modern nuclear power plant?

Occupy Toronto encampment damages could cost as much as $25,000 Special

Toronto - It has been a month since Occupy Toronto protesters established an encampment site at St. James Park. There has been extensive damage to the grounds, and the City has said they will be creating a plan soon to deal with the occupiers.

Earthquake in Bali

At 11:16 local time on Thursday in Bali an earthquake has struck the region and left scores injured or hurt. No tsunami was expected with the quake occurring 60km under the ocean floor.

Cigarette company ordered to pay dead smoker's family

Tobacco Company Lorillard was ordered to pay the family of a dead smoker $81 million dollars in damages, after allegedly giving out free cigarettes to entice African American children to smoke in a poor Boston neighborhood in the early 1960s.

Ronaldo wins libel case over partying claims by British daily

Real Madrid striker Cristiano Ronaldo has accepted substantial libel damages from the Daily Telegraph over a claim that he put his injured ankle at risk by "living it up" in a Hollywood nightclub.

Hammer wielding suspect damages Ontario courthouse

Oshawa - Ten windows at the Oshawa, Ontario courthouse were smashed by a man running along the south side of the building with a hammer. It is estimated that the damage is $130,000.

Op-Ed: Toronto's damages from G20 protests anger city residents Special

Toronto - Sunday morning I walked the square that protesters took on Saturday to survey the damage inflicted upon Toronto. What I found was shocked residents, police embarrassed for our city and anger at those who tarnished the town.

Sex blogger wins libel damages for 'hooker' headline in newspaper

Famous blogger of graphic female sexuality content Zoe Margolis has won her court battle for libel against the newspaper that called her a hooker.

Sydney-born actress Rose Byrne reveals why she's drawn to Damages Special

With the second season DVD of Damages just hitting shelves & Season 3 airing next week, Rose Byrne talks about her hit legal drama. Also, from Law & Order & Defying Gravity to the must-see Chevolution & Outrage, there's no shortage of new Blu-rays/DVDs.

Madonna Wins In Leaked Wedding Picture Case

Madonna's charity will be getting a large chuck of money after the singer accepted damages from The Mail on Sunday over stolen wedding pictures.

Lily Allen Wins Defamation Case, Says No New Album

Lily Allen was awarded £10,000 in damages from The Sun after it printed an article saying the singer called Victoria Beckham "a monster." Allen has also stated she will not be going back to the studio for any new albums.

Bogus sex tapes: Court awards damages for Internet defamation

Internet defamation claims now have some case law to back them up. A U.S. court has ruled against nine defendants for publishing pornographic pics of a former Miss West Virginia, Allison Williams. The finding awarded her $7.2 million in total.

Pirate Pay: Record Companies Can Go Screw Themselves' In Multi-Million Dollar Demand

The International Federation of the Phonographic Industry is demanding that The Pirate Bay pay them $2.5 Million for injury to the record companies, the artists and the copyright holders that are sustained via their popular P2P file sharing network.

Canada Crook wins Damages for Injury during Theft

Daniel Baines stole razor blades worth C$106 dollars but was awarded C$12,000 dollars for injuries after his capture.

Collector Wins Pay Out After Works Are Dumped In A Skip

A Swiss collector has been awarded £350,000 by the High Court after storage company threw away Turner Prize Winner, Anish Kapoor's piece of work.

Brainwashed 'guinea pig' seeks more damages

A 79 year old woman will be in a federal courtroom this week seeking to launch a class-action lawsuit against the Canadian government for Cold War-era brainwashing experiments carried out on her.

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Wind damage from Tropical Storm Hermine in Kingsville  Texas on September 9  2010.
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