Articles by Tim Gilmore

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Plenty of Ridiculous Lawsuits Still Floating Around

FacesOfLawsuitAbuse.org has yet another slate of nominees for the Most Ridiculous Lawsuit of the Month.

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Most Ridiculous Lawsuit of 2011 Announced!

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.

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Vote for the Most Ridiculous Lawsuit of the Month

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

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Ridiculous Lawsuit Nominee - The Old, Older, and Oldest Edition

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

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Ridiculous Lawsuit Nominee - Suit Says SeaWorld "Enslaves" Animals

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

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Ridiculous Lawsuit Nominee - Obese Man Sues Burger Joint over Tight Squeeze in Booths

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.

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Ridiculous Lawsuit Nominee - NFL Fan Sues Player & Team Over Fan Appreciation Day Injury

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. 

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Ridiculous Lawsuit Nominee - Bad Kids Fail in Their 'Bad Mothering' Lawsuit

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

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Ridiculous Lawsuit Nominee - Fired Lawyer Sues Firm for $77 Million

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.

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Frivolous Claim Tries to Fleece Taxpayers -- Twice!

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