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Just five days after a Nebraska woman filed a federal lawsuit against all homosexuals, the case was emphatically dismissed by the court: "This Court is not the place to seek opinions regarding theological matters; this particular forum is closed and the case will be dismissed."

Sylvia Driskell had filed the handwritten complaint as an "Ambassador for Plaintiffs God, and His, Son, Jesus Christ," asking "To be heard in the matter of homosexuality. Is Homosexuality a sin, or not a sin." Unfortunately for Driskell, her filing lacked just about every requirement of a federal lawsuit.

Any self-respecting beer geek will tell you: Blue Moon is not craft beer. Blue Moon's parent company, MillerCoors, would like to tell you different. Now a San Diego home brewer and hero is suing MillerCoors to stop them from marketing Blue Moon as a craft beer.

As Evan Parent told San Diego's NBC7, "What this case is really about is people think they're buying craft beer and they're actually buying crafty marketing."

A man is suing a South Florida hospital after his leg was discovered in the garbage. Doctors Hospital in Coral Gables apparently threw John Timiriasieff's amputated limb into the garbage, complete with tags indicating it belonged to the former patient.

Timiriasieff is suing the hospital for negligent infliction of emotional distress -- let's take a look at his claim.

"Black Ink Crew" is a VH1 show about a tattoo parlor and the tattoo artists working there. The show's website describes the show as a "docu-series [that] follows the lives of Ceaser, Dutchess, Sassy, Puma, and O' S--t." Well, they're probably all having an O' S--t moment now.

They're being sued by Loni Tate, a repeat customer, whose rose tattoo turned into a festering infection more reminiscent of fungus than flowers.

You can see the infection here at your own risk. Seriously, it'll put you off even drawing on your arm with a marker.

Oh, the halcyon days of Winter, 2014-2015. Back when we could luxuriate in the hilarity of erotic fiction starring an NFL player without worrying about who the hell those two people were on the cover and why they were there.

Well those days are long gone. The couple on the cover of "A Gronking to Remember" have sued the e-book's author, Lacey Noonan, as well as Apple, Amazon, and Barnes and Noble, claiming the Noonan used their engagement photo without permission, holding them up to "ridicule and embarrassment."

What everyone assumed was a stock photograph has now come to life in litigation, and our Gronking will never be the same.

We've all been there. One day you're casually browsing through your smartphone's hook-up app, looking for the next love of your life. The next you're being arrested for a "three party sexual liaison" with a minor. Who should be responsible?

According to William Sapanaro of New Jersey, the app should bear at least some blame. After being arrested for engaging in an app-assisted sexual encounter with a 13-year-old boy, Sapanaro sued Grindr, the hook-up app, for negligence in allowing the minor to utilize the app.

A heartbroken woman is suing a restaurant, alleging bad service on Valentine's Day.

Kathleen Hampton's lawsuit accuses Enzo's Caffe Italiano in Portland, Oregon, of refusing to serve her a solo dinner on Valentine's Day. In her complaint demanding a public apology and $100,000, Hampton claims that when she arrived by herself (she'd made reservations for two, but her husband decided not to join her), the restaurant ignored her, refused to take her order, and wouldn't permit her to order to-go. A representative of the restaurant claimed that they offered her a seat at the bar with other single diners, but Hampton just left without paying for two glasses of wine.

Can she really sue the restaurant for bad service?

A man who claimed he was burned while praying over Applebee's fajitas won't be able to sue the restaurant chain.

A New Jersey appellate court affirmed a lower court's decision to dismiss his case, saying the sizzling hot fajitas were an "open and obvious" danger.

Sandy Kane, a.k.a. The Naked Cowgirl, is suing the city in which she performs after an alleged wrongful arrest last year. She may have "rebuilt Times Square ... and made Manhattan and Times Square history," as she told the New York Post, but the guitar-toting, pastie-sporting performer is now seeking $2 million in damages from the City of New York.

Kane is representing herself in her civil suit against the city.

It appears that the long struggle of one former Ohio schoolteacher to avoid discrimination is at an end. In 2013, we blogged about Maria Waltherr-Willard, who worked as a school teacher in Cincinnati for 35 years but eventually was diagnosed with anxiety.

On Wednesday, the 6th U.S. Circuit Court of Appeals sided with the school district in Willard's Americans With Disabilities Act claim.

Willard claimed she was forced into early retirement due to her debilitating fear of children.