Dumb Lawsuits

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

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I Don’t Want to Be Like Mike

February 22nd, 2007 · 3 Comments

Suits like this really blow my stack because these people don’t realize the good things they have since they are so busy focusing on the negative. This guy has been recognized as Michael Jordan every day of his life and instead of using it to pick up chicks, get in bars for free or autograph his own copy of “Space Jam,” he’s suing the real McCoy.

PORTLAND, Ore. (KGW.com) — A Northeast Portland man is suing basketball superstar Michael Jordan and Nike founder Phil Knight for a combined $832 million, claiming he’s tired of being mistaken for Mike.

Allen Heckard filed the suit himself, June 29th in Washington County Circuit Court. Heckard said he’s been mistaken as Michael Jordan nearly every day over the past 15 years.

“I’m constantly being accused of looking like Michael and it makes it very uncomfortable for me,” Heckard said.

“Very uncomfortable”? People think you’re Michael Jordan! I get mistaken for k.d. lang all the time, but you don’t see me crying about it, at least not in public.

Heckard is suing Jordan for “defamation and permanent injury” and “emotional pain and suffering.” How can Jordan be held responsible for this lookalike? I mean other than the fact that he’s the offspring of let another overindulged NBA superstar.

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