Dumb Lawsuits

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

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Entries from February 2006

Felons Gone Wild

February 23rd, 2006

Every blogger’s patron saint, “The Smoking Gun,” is finding themselves facing the smoking end of the gun for once. Every now and then when they aren’t publishing court affidavits about Tom Cruise threatening to sue anyone who says scientology is one Kool-Aid mass suicide from becoming a cult (don’t sue us) or how Nick Lachey […]

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How to Fake It with Viagra

February 17th, 2006

BEIJING, Feb. 15 (Xinhuanet) — A government official said Wednesday that China will deal with a U.S. drugmaker’s lawsuit concerning Viagra’s patent in compliance with the law. Tian Lipu, Commissioner of China’s State Intellectual Property Office, said the Beijing Municipal First Intermediate People’s Court has accepted Pfizer Pharmaceutical’s petition. “The case is still in judicial […]

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No Suit for You!

February 9th, 2006

Here’s one lawsuit that got tossed out of court like so much undercooked tuna. MINEOLA, N.Y. (Washington Post) — A jury took two hours Thursday to reject a widow’s claim that her husband’s death resulted from an injury he suffered while ducking a piece of flying shrimp at a Benihana steakhouse. The family of Jerry […]

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Jury, Meet the Gimp

February 2nd, 2006

This one isn’t about a lawsuit persay. But when a lawyer, a leather mask and some chaps are involved, you can be sure I’m going to bring it up. Hey, it’s either now or when we’re all sitting around the campfire with your kids. DEDHAM, Mass. (AP) – A prosecutor put on a black leather […]

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