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You just bought a shiny new laptop. You even bought the two year extended warranty. But, less than a year later, your computer starts spazzing out. It's not working the way it should. So, you try to get it fixed. The store claims the problem with your computer isn't covered by the warranty, and they won't cover the cost to fix it. Why are you not surprised?

What do you do if the store won't honor a warranty?

Refuse to turn off your cell phone? Wearing an offensive shirt, or no shirt at all? You can get kicked off an airplane. But, can you really get kicked off for having cancer?

One California woman and her family were removed from their flight because she didn't have a doctor's note to fly. Elizabeth Sedway has cancer. She was trying to return home from Lihue, Hawaii when an Alaska Airlines representative told her that she could not fly without a doctor's note. Sedway emailed her doctor who told her she could fly, but this was not enough to satisfy the airline. Sedway and her family had to stay an extra night and fly home on a different airline the next day.

Although the way Alaska Airlines treated Sedway seems unfair, was it legal for them to kick her off the flight due to a medical condition?

Rolling Stone and Columbia University's School of Journalism released an in-depth report detailing the myriad journalistic failures with an article covering an alleged rape at the University of Virginia. In response, Phi Kappa Psi, the fraternity implicated in the story, has announced plans to take legal action against Rolling Stone.

But do they have a case? Can reporters and news publications be liable for stories that turn out to be false? Here's a look at the frat's possible defamation lawsuit.

You hired a lawyer a year ago. Since then, he hasn't returned your calls, answered your emails, or done any work on your case. (Most lawyers are more competent and conscientious than this.)

What do you do? You've tried to communicate with him, but he won't even meet with you. As a last resort, you want to file a bar complaint.

How do you do this, and what happens next?

After the shock of hearing about yet another airplane crash sinks in, many people start to wonder, "Who is responsible?"

Germanwings flight 9525 was flying from Barcelona to Dusseldorf when it crashed into the French Alps. There were 144 passengers and 6 crew members onboard. Nobody survived the crash. What happened? Why did this happen?

A jury in an infamous Silicon Valley sexual harassment case issued a partial verdict on Friday, clearing the venture capital firm Kleiner, Perkins, Caufield and Byers of gender discrimination. Ellen Pao, a former female partner at the firm, had claimed that she was not promoted because of her gender and that her working environment was hostile to women.

Pao also claimed the firm retaliated against her after she filed her suit against in 2012. The jury has yet to come to a consensus on the retaliation claim.

In another step to repair its reputation after a major data breach, Target has agreed to settle a class action lawsuit for $10M. Eligible claimants could claim up to $10,000.

Target previously tried to dismiss the class action suit arguing consumers did not have standing to sue. This means that consumers couldn't prove an injury arising from the data breach. However, the judge rejected Target's assertions, noting that the 114 named plaintiffs could show unlawful charges, blocked access to bank accounts, and inability to pay other bills.

If you want a chunk of the settlement, you'll have to:

"I love dog poop stinking up my yard right where I can step on it!" said no one ever.

Does a neighbor's dog keep pooping in your yard? Have you tried to talk to the dog's owner a million times but nothing works?

What can you do?

Whether you're following the latest celebrity trial or dealing with a lawsuit or criminal charge yourself, you may be wondering why legal cases take so long to resolve. And sadly, there's no way to fast-forward to the end to find out the answer.

While there are some time limits on when charges or claims can be brought (see statutes of limitation) and how long a case can take (the right to a speedy trial), there are also opposing forces that can delay cases.

Every case is different, but there are some general factors that determine how long a legal case will take.

The U.S. Supreme Court is hearing six cases in the last week of February. The cases touch on issues including alleged religious discrimination by a clothing store, performance bonuses from courts to attorneys, and whether a firearms offender can sell his confiscated guns.

If you like to keep an eye on the highest court in the land, this is what you have to look forward to: