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 judge…

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

    …, saying the company obeys all laws and doesn’t sell directly to retailers such as the Arrow Inn. “When our products become associated with a problem, it is damaging to all of us as parents and members of communities, and to us as a company; it’s the last thing we want for our consumers or our products,” according to the statement. The companies have not responded to the inmates’ lawsuit, which was filed Dec. 10. By Meghann M. Cuniff — Idaho Statesman …

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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 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

    … 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: Choate v Indiana Harbor Belt Railroad Co.

    …, and resulting in an amputation below the knee. This was, he alleged in a lawsuit, the railroad’s fault. Defendants asked for summary judgment, noting that not only was jumping on a train obviously dangerous, but Choate admitted he knew it was dangerous, but the trial court refused, and a jury held the railroad 60% liable for what it computed to be $6.5…

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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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