Surfing around E2
the other day it occurred to me that there was no node on frivolous lawsuits
, particularly humorous
ones. Add your own humorous (are there any other kind?) frivolous lawsuits here. Perhaps someday this node will grow up to be a metanode
. :) Here are some classic examples:
- Convict William A. Bell Bey was so put out when his $10,000 sweepstakes entry form was delivered to his cell after the contest deadline that he slapped the state with a lawsuit seeking $200,000 in damages
- Former Durham, N. C., police officer Bernard Bagley filed a lawsuit against the police department, asking $3 million. Bagley is serving two life sentences for shooting his wife to death with his service revolver, and now says the department should not have issued him a gun, since he was suffering from anxiety attacks.
- Ex-student Jason Wilkins sued the University of Idaho for $940,000 to pay for injuries he suffered when he fell through a third-story dormitory window while mooning students. Wilkins had climbed onto a three-foot-high heater to reach the window but claimed the University should have posted warnings.
- Carla S. Koch filed a lawsuit in Cheshire, Conn., against the municipal dog-obedience school for an incident last year in which she slipped in a puddle of dog drool and broke her ankle. She said the school should have had a mat on the floor.
The point of this node, of course, is not to trivialize legitimate
access to the courts. Only to point out lawsuits which most people would get a chuckle out of.