4 Super Silly Lawsuits That Actually Went To Court
Lawsuits are a great way to sue someone for a sh*t ton of money. Thanks to a flawed judicial system, there are plenty of people ready to take advantage of the fact that you can pretty much sue anyone for anything. Check out a few of the MOST ABSURD lawsuits that ACTUALLY WENT TO COURT below…
The Cookie Lawsuit
This story will make you question doing something nice out of the goodness of your heart. Teenagers Lindsey Zellitti and Taylor Ostergaard were bored and decided to go door-to-door around their neighborhood, giving out free cookies. Most of their neighbors were touched by the tasty gesture… most. A woman named Wanda Young, 49, claimed that the sound of the girls knocking on her door gave her an anxiety attack and she called the police. The girls apologized and offered to pay her medical bills (yeah, she was actually taken to a hospital), but Young still sued them for $900 —and won. (But really she lost because she must be REALLY F***ING CRAZY AND MISERABLE AND COOKIE-LESS).
The Dry Cleaning Lawsuit
When a dry cleaner called Custom Cleaners lost the pants of Judge Roy Pearson, he sued them for $67 million. Of course, Judge Pearson would come to his sense, and eventually only asked for $54 million. Here was his break down: he wanted $1,000 for the pants, and $53,999,000 for court fees and “mental distress”. Even though Judge Pearson actually broke down and cried while explaining how frustrated he was the day the cleaners misplaced his pants, his case was thrown out. I bet he’s kicking himself for not going down to $50 million.
The Hot-Dog-to-the-Eye Lawsuit
Everyone knows to watch out for those fly balls at baseball games, but no one warns you to watch out for flying hot dogs. Unfortunately, a fan named John Coomer wasn’t prepared when Kansas City Royals mascot Slugerrr threw him a dog between innings. Coomer was hit in the eye and rather than be GRATEFUL FOR THE FREE FOOD, he decided to take the team to court. The jury ruled that the incident was Coomer’s fault though, saying that airborne foodstuffs are an “inherent risk” involved in watching a baseball game. I mean, I don’t think there’s anything more American than having a hot dog launched at one’s face, so I feel like America should sue Coomer for treason, no?
The Batman Lawsuit
There is a town in Turkey called Batman which actually sued Christopher Nolan and Warner Bros in 2008 for using the name of their city without permission. Huseyin Kalkan, the mayor of Batman, believes the city should be receiving residuals from the Batman films and be compensated for the damaging psychological impact they have on its citizens. (They didn’t win, obviously) Man, Christopher Nolan himself couldn’t write sh*t this weird. And he wrote INCEPTION.
Who are you planning to sue for millions and millions of dollars? Let us know in the comments below!