Dumb Lawsuits

A collection of some of the most ridiculous lawsuits ever to grace our courts.

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Entries from October 2005

Killer’s mother wants cash

October 16th, 2005

A deranged worker of a nanufacturing plant in Missouri engaged in a shooting spree killing three co-workers and wounding five more before he killed himself. A sad incident, but was it over there? Not so fast, his mother is now seeking worker’s compensation because he was on the job when the event happened. Thankfully, the […]

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Technology bad for your health?

October 16th, 2005

A group of parents in a suburb of Chicago are outraged over their childrens’ school’s new technology. The Oak Park School District set up a large wireless network that allowed all of their students to access the internet from their desks via laptop computers. The parents filed a class-action lawsuit to stop the usage of […]

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Big business gets involved

October 16th, 2005

Fox News lost a lawsuit against Al Franken when they claimed he ripped off their trademarked slogan “fair and balanced”. The quote was used in the book’s subtitle “A Fair and Balanced Look at the Right”. While Fox claimed the book might lead to consumer confusion over who produced the book, the judge wisely dismissed […]

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Silly protesters

October 16th, 2005

After many long and lengthy trials, a group of protestors in Northern California have won their case – though not with the expected results. The group locked arms inside of metal tubing to block off a roadway. In order to clear the road, police were forced to use pepper spray. The group contends that the […]

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Angry student

October 16th, 2005

A student in Memphis, Michigan is obviously a bit compulsive about his grades. Upon receiving an “A” instead of an “A+”, he sued the school principal, superintendent, and all seven school board members. -Associated Press 2/6/2003

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