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-a-shortage-of-ridiculous-lawsuits-in-u.s.-courts/article/3745903/?page=1&utm_medium=Email&utm_source=ExactTarget&utm_campaign=&utm_content= …

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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 NBA, which is not named as a defendant in this case, fined the team $250,000. Some might argue that the Heat’s fans got their money’s worth. That’s because the team barely beat the undermanned Spurs that night 105-100. McGuinness said that doesn’t mean a game with the Spurs’ top players couldn’t have been more exciting. McGuinness said he didn’t believe the Spurs were served with the lawsuit yet. Spurs spokesman Tom James said the team would have no comment. …

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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

    … PARKERSBURG – A federal judge has dismissed a personal injury lawsuit filed against a company that apparently does not own the funeral home the plaintiffs intended to sue or the cemetery they should have sued. U.S. District Judge Joseph Goodwin on Nov. 29 dismissed the lawsuit filed by Carissa Hammonds against Peoples/Perdew, which she believed…

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  • Most ridiculous lawsuits: Lawyer who slapped Paul Hastings partner loses case against firm

    … NEW YORK, Sept 20 (Reuters) – A lawsuit over a contentious deposition last year that ended with a Paul Hastings partner being slapped in the face by his opposing counsel has been dismissed. Manhattan Supreme Court Justice Cynthia Kern ruled Wednesday that New York attorney Kenechukwu Okoli could not pursue slander and civil assault claims against…

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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

    … Play on it with anything but specially-coated, custom-made balls, and you scratch the glass. Brant Martin, a Dallas attorney representing the buyer (identified in the suit only as Desert Beach, an LLC) says his client learned this fact the hard way: He bought a $73,000 custom G-1 glass-top table for home use, played on it with “a standard set…

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