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Tuesday, August 31, 2010

Frivolous Law Suits


Beer Commercial Promises Women, Doesn't Deliver
It would take a lot of beer to believe this guy's story. In 1991 Richard Overton actually tried to sue Anheuser-Busch for $10,000 because upon drinking copious amounts of Bud Light, beautiful women didn't come to life in a tropical setting, as shown in the commercials. Guess what Richard? Frogs and lizards can't reallytalk, either.
Sick Of Being A Celebrity Doppelganger? Sue!
Oregon man Allen Heckard had a unique problem: people constantly told him he looked like basketball star Michael Jordan. Except Heckard saw it a bit differently, Michael Jordan looked like him. Naturally, he decided to sue Jordan and Nike for $832 million for his "emotional pain and suffering." But we thought everyone wanted to "be like Mike"?!
Lindsay Lohan Sues For Depiction Of "Milkaholic" Baby
This year, Lindsay Lohan sought $100 million from E-Trade for use of the name "Lindsay" in reference to a female baby in their Super Bowl ad. Her people claimed the public knows her by the singular name, like Oprah or Madonna, and that referring to the baby as a "milk-aholic" directly references her life. We think she should be FINED $100 million just for being so vain.
Haunted House Too Scary? Here's $15,000!

Usually haunted houses get points for being scary, but in the 2000 case of Cleanthi Peters, scariness got Universal Studios a $15,000 lawsuit. Peters claimed to have suffered "extreme fear, mental anguish, and emotional distress" after visiting the Halloween Horror Nights haunted house. Maybe she could use some of that money to learn what "haunted house" means.
Man Sues For Damages To Car After RUNNING OVER Boy
When Tomas Delgado was driving over the speed limit and hit and killed child on a bike, a loophole got him out of any trouble (the boy was riding at night without safety gear or reflectors). You'd think getting away with murder would be enough, but Delgado decided to sue the family of the boy for damages to his Audi. It's a good thing he later dropped the lawsuit, or we would have lost ALL faith in humanity.
There you have it.  These lawsuits make you wonder what the people behind them were thinking.  Greed? Attention? Lack of intelligence? Perhaps a mix of all three.  One fact is certain:  Lawyers are never out of a job with people like this in existence.  

15 comments:

  1. the daily
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  2. comercial is cancer... (but not always :D)

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  3. hahaha shit was so cash
    nice post today bro.. i really didn't know about that.. i'll sure keep coming to check the news, take care :)

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  4. Wow, just wow but still entertaining none-the-less.

    Except the last one, that one was just sick.

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  5. hmm, well i like the first picture :p nice

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  6. haha these are great. the first one cracked me up!

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  7. Lol, there was an episode of Home Movies where Brendan gets hit by a car and winds up having to pay for it and stuff.

    Granted he was riding on the wrong side of the road.

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  8. lol the more i drink the more beautiful women flock to me.

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