Dumb Lawsuits

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

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Heaven (or a Reasonable Facsimile of) Help Us

December 5th, 2008

We strongly believe in the notion of separating church and state because if they team up and join forces, they could become an uber-strong churchstate that will rise up and rule over us all with its iron fist.

One father in Australia is trying to make sure they stay separate when he filed a suit complaining that a teacher screened the movie “Evan Almighty” in his kid’s classroom, according to The Australian.
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The Sweet Smell of (Legal) Success

November 27th, 2008

Disability is a huge tragedy in our reality. What’s even more tragic are the people willing to cash in on this unfortunate right at the expense of others just because they wear lousy perfume.

A woman can pursue a civil disability lawsuit against her employer because of the smell of her co-worker’s perfume, according to the AP.
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What’s the Difference Between a Pit Bull and a Hockey Mom? About $150,000 in Clothes

November 9th, 2008

Even though she lost the election, Sarah Palin must have enjoyed her ride to the top of the world for 15 minutes. After all, it’s not every day a small town mayor gets to travel the world after looking at it from her state, appear on television as much or little as she wants and wear a slew of clothes worth more a golden plated igloo.

Now she may have to return those clothes after her own party sent lawyers to her home state, according to The Daily Mail.
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Absolute Crap

October 15th, 2008

Vodka and radio broadcasting? They used to go together like guns and babies. But thanks to this lawsuit, now they REALLY go together like guns and babies.

According to Out-Law.com, the makers of Absolut vodka are suing Virgin Radio for copyright infringement.
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September 12th, 2008

We know it’s a dumb way of titling another story about the Borat lawsuits like every other blog on the planet, but we’re a blog. Would you expect anything less from us?

The Borat lawsuits related to the movie of the same name have been thrown out for good, according to the E.W. Scripps wire.
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