Lawsuits (Ridiculous)

Clap On, Clap Off, Case Dismissed

This post at Wired magazine presents a few good examples of dopey warning cases, including the famous hot-coffee lawsuit; the one accusing Apple of failing to warn that if you turn the volume up too high on your iPod, you…


Woman Sues Adidas After Fall She Blames on Sticky Shoes

Please be advised that certain new shoes may pose a tripping hazard, according to a lawsuit filed Tuesday against Adidas. The Chicago Sun-Times reports (via the ABA Journal) that a woman is alleging she was injured in 2010 because her…



Next Wave of Litigation: Ear Candling?

On Point News reports that a Kansas woman has sued Wild Oats Markets and an "ear-candler," alleging that she was injured by a procedure, which she apparently specifically requested, that involves having someone stick a hollow candle in your ear…



Assorted Stupidity #8

Not sure which is worse: referring to one of these as a "rigid feminine pleasure device," or attacking a cop with one. The Chicago Tribune reported that the RFPD assault took place when an officer visited a woman's home to…


McDonald’s Ordered to Pay Fat Manager

Via the Law360 service I learned that a judge in Brazil has ordered McDonald's to pay a former manager $17,500 based on his allegations that he gained 65 pounds during his years with the company, due to such dastardly corporate practices as offering employees…




$38 Quadrillion Demand is World’s Second Largest

Overlawyered reports, via the Provo Daily Herald, that a Las Vegas man is demanding 38 quadrillion dollars in a lawsuit that has something to do with a Utah mine.  John Theodore Anderson, who also refers to himself more impressively as…