Dumb Lawsuits

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

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Entries from January 2006

He Wore an Itsy Bitsy Teeny Weeny…

January 26th, 2006

You know it’s good to know that in a time when people’s civil liberties are being pushed aside to increaase the national security window dressing, the ACLU still has time to stand up for the bigger kookballs. HASBROUCK HEIGHTS, N.J. — A male high school student can wear a skirt to school after the American […]

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Wanted: Free Attorney to Defend Multimillionaire, no fatties

January 20th, 2006

LONDON (Reuters) – A man who won nearly 10 million pounds on National Lottery in 2002 has been granted legal aid to contest charges he was involved in a brawl, the Legal Services Commission confirmed on Wednesday. Granted, America’s legal system is righteously screwed up, a system where a man’s innocence can be ensured by […]

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About time!

January 19th, 2006

In March 2006, Anna Ayala and¬†Jaime Plascencia staged a plot to reap millions from the fast food chain, Wendy’s. Plascencia obtained a severed human finger from one of his co-workers who had lost it in an accident. The couple proceeded to place the finger in a bowl of Wendy’s chili and attempted to sue for […]

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The case of the killer shrimp

January 16th, 2006

Jerry Colaitis, a Long Island resident, went to Benihana, a popular Japanese restaurant to enjoy a nice, entertaining dinner. Common situation right? Wrong! According to the now deceased Colataitis’ lawyers, he was attacked and killed by a shrimp! His attorney, Andre Ferenzo, claims that when the chef tossed a shrimp to Colaitis during the pre-dinner […]

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Verdict: Lawyers – $40K, Their client – $15K

January 16th, 2006

Pioneer Press reported the result of a lawsuit against the Minneapolis newspaper, the Star-Tribune. The plaintiffs alledged that the newspaper inflated their circulation numbers to garner more advertising dollars. Whether or not the allegation is true, the plaintiffs walked away with a $15000 settlement and the lawyers? $40,000!

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