Ridiculous Lawsuits

  • ILR: EDITORIAL: Never a shortage of ridiculous lawsuits in U.S. courts

    … Legal Reform News Daily Oklahoman: After his 12-year-old son – yes, 12 – was sued last year by a woman who got conked by the boy’s errant throw at a Little League baseball game, Bob Migliaccio of Asbury Park, N.J., told his local newspaper he wasn’t shocked because “people sue every day.” Do they ever. Read more: http://newsok.com/never…

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  • Most ridiculous lawsuits: How to eat free at Bob Evans

    … they deserve to be treated” may not be the best policy. Calling a customer an idiot is almost always inadvisable — even when he appears to be one. Take Joel Acey, for instance. Call him an idiot and you’ll have a lawsuit on your hands. The hostess at the Charleston Bob Evans allegedly did just that, almost exactly two years ago, on Dec. 26, 2010, when…

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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…

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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

    … lawsuits, decided Monday that bumper car riders may not sue amusement parks over injuries stemming from the inherent nature of the attraction. The 6-1 decision may be cited to curb liability for a wide variety of activities — such as jet skiing, ice skating and even participating in a fitness class, lawyers in the case said. “This is a victory…

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  • Most ridiculous lawsuits: Ohio teacher cites fear of children in discrimination suit

    … teaches Spanish and French, experiences stress, anxiety, chest pains, vomiting, nightmares and higher than healthy blood pressure when she’s around young children, according to documents filed by medical professionals, the Enquirer reported. Last week, a federal judge dismissed three of the six claims in her lawsuit, claims which alleged…

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  • Most ridiculous lawsuits: Suit claims Spurs violated state law

    … The San Antonio Spurs are being sued by a lawyer who is alleging the team violated the state’s deceptive and fair trade practices law. On Monday, Larry McGuinness filed a class-action suit in Miami-Dade County, stating Spurs coach Gregg Popovich “intentionally and surreptitiously” sent their best players home without the knowledge of the league…

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  • Most ridiculous lawsuits: Flying hot dog lands Royals’ mascot back in court

    … KANSAS CITY, Mo. • Sluggerrr, the Kansas City Royals mascot, is going back to court. A Missouri appeals court on Tuesday reversed a lower court decision in a lawsuit filed by John Coomer of Overland Park, Kan., against the Royals and their mascot. Coomer alleges he suffered a detached retina and other injuries when he was hit by a hot dog…

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  • Most ridiculous lawsuits: Plaintiffs sued wrong company over cemetery fall, judge rules

    …. “Therefore, according to the plaintiffs, it is too early to say that naming Peoples/Perdew as defendant rather than Peoples Funeral Homes was an error. “This argument may have had some merit if the court decided today that Peoples Funeral Homes should have been named as the defendant. However, that is not what the court means when it says…

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  • Most ridiculous lawsuits: Choate v Indiana Harbor Belt Railroad Co.

    … million in damages. An intermediate appellate court affirmed, despite a WLF amicus brief. The Illinois Supreme Court reversed last week: a landowner owes no duty to trespassers, and while it owes a duty to children to warn them of latent harms that a child might not reasonably apprehend, it owes no duty with respect to obvious harms. [WLF] Tags: failure to warn, Illinois, personal responsibility, trespassing © By Ted Frank …

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  • Most ridiculous lawsuits: Lawsuit: $73,000 Glass Pool Table Not Up to Scratch

    …-coated balls. Jesse Rothberg, store manager at Blatt Billiards in Greenwich Village in Manhattan, says he is familiar with the G-1 glass table, which he first saw at a trade show in Las Vegas. He’s also seen a copy of the lawsuit. The table, he says, “didn’t look very viable” to him. “I shot a couple of balls on it, because it was there…

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