Most Ridiculous Lawsuits

  • Yelp Reviewers Sue for ‘Unpaid Wages’

    … A group of Yelp reviewers has filed a class-action lawsuit, which argues that they deserve compensation for their work on the site. Filed in a Los Angeles district court, the suit says Yelp simply designates its contributors as “independent contractors,” “interns,” “volunteers” or “contributors” — not actual employees, therefore violating…

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  • Why are James and Tricia Keene suing the wrong company?

    … James and Tricia Keene’s case against EasyLift Cargo Lifts of Galveston is thin, inasmuch as the injury to James’s arm last November seems to have resulted from “operator error.”It may have occurred while the frugal husband was using it as a discount elevator rather than as a cargo lift that the company installed in the Keene beach house…

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  • Prisoner Files $1 Trillion Lawsuit Over Belly Ache

    … A convict in an Arizona prison won’t quit his belly aching unless he’s paid $1 trillion – literally. Dale Frank Maisano, 61, an inmate at the Arizona State Prison Complex in Tucson, is suing the company that runs the prison’s commissary for $1 trillion, claiming the food gave him cramps and caused him to lose sleep. Read Maisano’s $1 Trillion…

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  • NY woman who admitted killing 3 kids seeks money

    … psychiatrists determine she is no longer mentally ill. The case drew attention to Nassau County’s social services agency, whose caseworkers visited Brewer’s apartment two days before the killings and found no one home, but neglected to schedule an immediate follow-up visit. Two social workers were later suspended. Lawsuits against the county filed…

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  • Most ridiculous lawsuits: Attorney drops lawsuit over Thunder tickets

    … Oklahoma City attorney Doug Friesen has dropped a lawsuit over Thunder tickets. He had claimed another fan backed out of an agreement to let him buy a third of her two season tickets. An Oklahoma City attorney has dropped his lawsuit over Thunder tickets, saying it wasn’t worth the pettiness. Doug Friesen in August asked an Oklahoma County judge…

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  • Most ridiculous lawsuits: Inmates sue major beer companies: The alcohol made us do it

    … on alcoholism and claiming that the companies are responsible because they don’t warn consumers that their products are addictive. Reminiscent of lawsuits filed against major tobacco companies in the mid-1990s, the litigation targets many of the same companies named in a lawsuit filed last February by an Indian tribe in South Dakota. In that case…

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  • Most ridiculous lawsuits: Ruling over bumper-car injury supports amusement park

    … The California Supreme Court says riders can’t sue over injuries stemming from the inherent nature of the attraction. ‘Those who voluntarily join in these activities also voluntarily take on their minor inherent risks,’ the court says. SAN FRANCISCO — The California Supreme Court, protecting providers of risky recreational activities from…

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  • Most ridicuous lawsuits: Rikers Island inmates cost city big $$ with ‘frivolous’ lawsuits

    … — including settlements of “frivolous” cases that would have cost more to fight in court. Sources said the situation is “out of control,” with a growing network of prisoners sharing the names of lawyers and even scrawling the attorneys’ contact info near the jail’s pay phones. “Once the lawsuit is created, even if it’s nonsense, they still get paid…

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  • Most ridiculous Lawsuits USA: Man’s ban from future museum site unconstitutional

    … A local man wants a judge to void the Aspen Art Museum’s ban that prevents him from stepping foot on property owned by the institution. Lee Mulcahy filed a lawsuit against Heidi Zuckerman Jacobson, the museum’s director and curator, in Pitkin County Court on Thursday. The lawsuit, which seeks $250, says his ban from the museum’s future location…

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