Netflix, the company that revolutionized DVD renting, just settled a class action lawsuit brought by one of their customers. The lawyers the cutomer hired argued that Netflix' advertising was misleading. Netflix denied, but agreed to pay $2000 to the claimant, give every member of the class, i.e. every customer, a free month of upgraded service. Not noteworthy? Wait for the punchline. The lawyers get $2.5 MILLION for their efforts. And, to add insult to injury, the "free" upgrade will continue as paid service unless cancelled. The only way to get out of this abomination of a lawsuit is by sending a mailed letter to a San Francisco court. More here.
A young woman in Tucson, Arizona, tried to find emergency contraception. It took three days to find a store that carried it at all, and they then wouldn't give it to her, citing religious and moral objections.