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The other day I ordered a peanut butter sundae and the girl at the counter told me that it contained peanuts. I just stare at her like I know that I wouldn't order it if I was allergic to peanuts.I didn't plan on committing suicide by peanuts.
She told me it was manager rule because the place faced a lawsuit when someone ordered the same thing and he was allergic.

Then today I was just browsing yahoo and these stories came up.
https://www.yahoo.com/tv/s/man-sues-chinese-actress-over-her-intense-stare-104515299.html

quick line from the article

The Legal Daily said the plaintiff was alleging Zhao's stare caused him "spiritual damage."


My solution if there's something on tv you don't like change the channel.


Second story that got me thinking what is wrong with people these days?
http://news.yahoo.com/french-mother-sues-govt-letting-son-join-syria-105520116.html

Reading this one line wants me to hope the French government arrest her and take the 3 other kids before they go off to join isis.

The mother of B. has said she found out about the boy's intentions just a few days before his disappearance, from other youngsters in their housing estate. She only told the police after he had been missing for around 24 hours.


So I ask you this What are the most ridiculous lawsuits you have heard/read of ?
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Back in the 90's or early 00's wasn't McDonald's sued because they made someone fat? There is a bunch of stupid lawsuits the thought of a big payday makes idiots, well idiots.
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Are you familiar with the mcdonalds coffee lawsuit of 1994? It's a fascinating tale.

http://www.nytimes.com/video/us/100000002507537/scalded-by-coffee-then-news-media.html
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i0un wrote:

Are you familiar with the mcdonalds coffee lawsuit of 1994? It's a fascinating tale.

http://www.nytimes.com/video/us/100000002507537/scalded-by-coffee-then-news-media.html


I was actually thinking about using that one for an example but to be honest I still don't know how to feel about that case. The injuries were severe no doubt. Thanks for the video it was a good reminder.
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Long-unemployed (and fraud-busted ) Uri Geller claiming that the psychic Pokemon that used his name was "violating his trademark"--to the point that he claimed Japanese fans "immediately identified him with the Pokemon"--springs to mind.


J-POP187 wrote:

The other day I ordered a peanut butter sundae and the girl at the counter told me that it contained peanuts.


Although depending on the restaurant, that can be reassuring.
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The United States of America - Where you can sue anybody for anything.

Visit the U.S.A. today
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Cops sued a man for public drunkenness on a highway. The man was drunk in his own home and the officers had arrested him and taken him from his home.

Man sued for intention infliction of emotional distress when someone closed the door when he was about to enter, since people inside the room were having a private conversation.

People bring suits for discrimination when they are fired when the real reason they were fired was that they weren't doing their jobs.

Landowner sued a builder for breach of contract when the builder failed to use the specified brand of pipe named on the contract. The pipe used was determined to be of the same or of better quality as the brand on the contract and did not cost any more. The pipe was of the correct size and material.

Homeowner sued his neighbor because his neighbor's eave was hanging a couple of inches over the property's boundary line.

Man sued a manufacturer of hearing aids when they failed to repair and send back a defective one that he sent in. The manufacturer had sent back a new and better version of the hearing aid with the same dimensions.

Man sued himself when he threw a boomerang and it came back and injured him. Had something to do with insurance. He won and managed to collect insurance. Sort of smart but, still.
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A few more I found. The top two I found interesting

PETA, the often-insane animal loving organization held an anti-hunt protest in 2001 – defending the rights of deer to live. On they way home from the protest, two members hit a deer which had run on to the highway. The members informed the New Jersey Division of Fish and and Wildlife that they intended to sue for damages and injuries. In their letter they stated that the Division were responsible for the damages “as a result of their deer management program, which includes, in certain circumstances, an affirmative effort to increase deer population.



In 1999, Daniel Dukes, a 27 year old moran from Florida hatched a clever plot so that he could have his life long dream of swimming with a whale fulfilled. He hid from the security guards at Sea World and managed to stay in the park after closing. Shortly after, he dived into the tank containing a killer whale – fulfilling his dream. Daniel was killed by the whale. His parents proceeded to sue Sea World because they did not display public warnings that the whale (Tillikum) could kill people. They also claim that the whale is wrongly portrayed as friendly because of the stuffed toys sold there. Tillikum is pictured above at Sea World, where the trainers will not enter the pool with him due to the fact that he has now been involved in two deaths.


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this guy was suing the city of NY and others for $2,000,000,000,000,000,000,000,000,000,000,000,000 basically all in the money in the world, because his finger got bitten by a dog in a bus :l
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this guy was suing the city of NY and others for $2,000,000,000,000,000,000,000,000,000,000,000,000 basically all in the money in the world, because his finger got bitten by a dog in a bus :l


Source?
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I honestly didn't realize the judicial system would be so interesting. Here's a few more I found

In 1992, 23-year old Karen Norman accidentally backed her car into GalvestonBay after a night of drinking. Norman couldn't operate her seat belt and drowned. Her passenger managed to disengage herself and make it to shore. Norman's parents sued Honda for making a seat belt their drunken daughter (her blood alcohol level was .17 - nearly twice the legal limit) couldn't open underwater. A jury found Honda seventy-five percent responsible for Karen's death and awarded the Norman family $65 million. An appeals court threw out the case.


I swear there's no accountability anymore is the US the only country where you could sue for anything?


In 1995, Robert Lee Brock, a Virginia prison inmate, decided to take a new approach to the legal system. After filing a number of unsuccessful lawsuits against the prison system, Brock sued himself. He claimed his civil rights and religious beliefs were violated when he allowed himself to get drunk. After all, it was inebriation that created his cycle of committing crimes and being incarcerated. He demanded $5 million from himself. However, since he didn't earn an income behind bars, he felt the state should pay. Needless to say, the case was thrown out
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How about not drinking. I used to smoke 2 packs of reds a day for one year in college back when they where 3 bucks a pack and after some time when the price went to 4 bucks a pack I quit from one day to the next. Best descion I made felt better and had more money at the end of the week.

You could read more here
https://www.legalzoom.com/articles/top-ten-frivolous-lawsuits
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People sue for the stupidest things for one reason and one reason only: to hope your case wins and get $$$.
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i0un wrote:

Are you familiar with the mcdonalds coffee lawsuit of 1994? It's a fascinating tale.

http://www.nytimes.com/video/us/100000002507537/scalded-by-coffee-then-news-media.html


Wtf is this.
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A Chinese man sued his wife for giving birth to ugly children and won. It was in a newspaper or maybe on Facebook... I forget now.
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