Dumb Lawsuits

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

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Entries from December 2005

Restraining David Letterman

December 22nd, 2005

A New Mexico woman has requested a restraining order on popular talk-show host David Letterman. She claims that he has been sending secret messages that have tormented her since 1994. From the New Mexican: In the application for the restraining order, which was filed Thursday, Nestler alleges that between May 1994 and now, Letterman forced […]

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Poor Driving Costs Ford Millions

December 16th, 2005

From the Galveston County Daily News: A woman is awarded a $16.7M verdict for killing her son in a car accident. Speeding Foggy Conditions No Seatbelt Yep, definitely Ford’s fault. Denver attorney Tim O’Neill, representing Ford, had told jurors that Reding had been driving too fast, particularly for the foggy conditions present the night of […]

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Sue Your Mom (If she’s a bad driver!)

December 14th, 2005

From MSN Canada: Alberta has become the first province in Canada to enact legislation allowing children to sue their mothers for injuries suffered in the womb. But the law applies only to damage suffered in car accidents. Does that sound awfully hard on the parents? Overlawyered casts it in a different light: The idea isn’t […]

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Prince Charles Sues the Media

December 13th, 2005

From The Florida Masochist: The heir to the British throne is suing a newspaper for publishing parts of his personal diary. That dastardly tabloid media, right! So why give the Prince a knucklehead? He gave copies of his personal diary to eleven diary. How personal is that diary? Not very in my opinion and if […]

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Ford Explorer: Autopilot Not Included

December 13th, 2005

A jury has awarded a family $61 million dollars as a result of a fatal roll-over in a 1996 Ford Explorer, Business Week reports. The seventeen-year-old boy was killed when his friend, who was driving the vehicle, fell asleep at the wheel and lost control of the vehicle.

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