FacesOfLawsuitAbuse.org has yet another slate of nominees for the Most Ridiculous Lawsuit of the Month.
These suits range from the comical and absurd to the disturbing, but they all underscore a real problem – lawsuits hurt businesses, families, and everyday Americans through lost time, money and job growth.
What could make a judge wax poetic about “misty watercolor memories” and “scattered pictures of the smiles . . . left behind?” A lawsuit over a wedding. Or rather, a lawsuit to recreate a wedding.
A groom who tied the knot eight years ago decided that he was unhappy with the pictures and video
Irony. It’s defined as a result that is the opposite of what is or might be expected or considered appropriate. Like when somebody who is fighting against ageism wants to remove a judge from his case for being too old. That lawsuit is one of the nominees in this month’s most ridiculous lawsuit
Whales are people, too! At least, according to a lawsuit from an animal rights group.
The group is suing SeaWorld on behalf of five killer whales that are part of the park’s aquatic performances, hoping to extend Constitutional rights to animals. Specifically, they think that the 13th amendment
Who doesn’t crave White Castle? Their sliders have hit the spot for kids on late night snack runs to resurgent Hollywood stars to most everyone in between.
However, not everybody loves the burger joint. One man in New York has a particular axe to grind with the burger shop.
It’s nice to have football back. Fans didn’t miss out on any meaningful games, owners and the union hammered out a new bargaining agreement, and players got back to work while skipping extended training camps.
They say parenting is the toughest job in the world. Finding a happy medium between protecting your children while helping them find the confidence and independence to go out into the world isn’t easy. Sometimes the best you can hope to do is put them on the right path and wait for them to reali
A first-year lawyer who was fired from his firm after he burned too many bridges is now suing the firm for $77 million, alleging that they interfered with his job while he was there and hurt his career prospects by letting him go.
There’s no doubt about it – state courts are jam-packed and getting worse. In fact, the budget crisis in some states has gotten so bad that they will begin closing courthouses and reducing staff, which will lead to even more delays in already backed-up systems. Frivolous lawsuits filed with lit
Whenever a frivolous or ridiculous lawsuit is allowed to move forward through the court system, we ask ourselves why the judge didn’t toss it at the beginning. Well a judge in New York has taken a welcome but all-too-rare stand and dismissed a questionable class action lawsuit, writing that a pla
How many friends do you have? Real friends, I mean – the ones that you watch the game with, that will pick you up when your car breaks down, or that you simply like to spend time with.
How many Facebook friends do you have? The ones that post pictures of their dogs and kids, let you know when t
A few years ago, a group of five peacocks mysteriously arrived in a Michigan neighborhood. No one has ever found where the birds came from, but 80 members of the community recently signed a petition to let them stay. Why the petition now, after years of peaceful squatting? It’s in response to a
We all have our own preference for coffee. Some of us are happy with a simple cup of joe, while others can’t wake up without a 7-pump soy hazelnut macchiato (or something like that) or have made the jump to Keurig coffee makers. One Illinois woman who made the latter switch isn’t happy about it
A California mother who sued Chuck E. Cheese’s restaurants alleging that their kids games are an illegal form of gambling has taken first place in the Faces of Lawsuit Abuse June poll looking for the most ridiculous lawsuit of the month.
There is a brand new slate of nominees up for July’s poll,
A law school graduate, frustrated that she hasn’t found a fulfilling job, has decided to put what she learned to good use – by suing her alma mater.
The plaintiff is a 2008 graduate of the Thomas Jefferson School of Law and says she’s still looking for full-time work as a lawyer. She claims that
A Florida attorney who has built a practice around representing DUI defendants is trying out a different seat in the courtroom.
The lawyer woke up one morning to find that he had an $18,930 tab on his credit card (gulp!) from a single night at the strip club. Even worse, he was “temporarily unco
Restaurant owners are no strangers to slip and fall lawsuits, which is why we see so many of those bright yellow “Wet Floor” caution signs warning us of spilled drinks and recently mopped tiles. But in this overly litigious society (with plenty of enterprising lawyers), even something intended to
It seems everything is getting “smarter” these days. Smart phones have become ubiquitous, new cars can park themselves, and even shoes now come equipped with tiny “brains” to make walking easier.
Even brainiac shoes probably wouldn’t have been enough for the Illinois woman who is suing Adidas, c
So many things go into getting into a good college – the long nights studying for exams, the hours of SAT prep courses, the finger-painting. . .
Finger-painting? To get into college? Most reasonable people would argue that preschools don’t have much impact on someone’s college prospects, but tr
Last year we brought you two cases of criminals who sued their victims. As part of this month’s Most Ridiculous Lawsuit Poll, we bring you a related case – the victim of a crime who is suing another victim.
In 2008, a teenager grabbed a tip jar from the counter of a Starbucks and took off runnin
Neanderthal Man gave way to Cro-Magnon Man, who gave way to Modern Man, who gave way to The Metrosexual Man – the species of man that routinely gets his hair styled, spends more time shopping than ever before, and is no stranger to the G-T-L.
But nobody ever said such progress would be easy – inde
I admit it! In college I occasionally stayed up too late playing video games instead of studying. And, more recently, my dog’s patience and bladder have been taxed waiting for me to complete a level of Halo or finish a quick game of Madden. But I never took my video game obsession as far as this