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Frivolous Lawsuits

Sued for Being 'Too Unattractive' for a Tribute Band

Jessica Denis | Posted 01.11.2017 | Entertainment
Jessica Denis

Anyone who knows me on a semi-personal level knows that one of my biggest passions in this life is singing. From the colorful clef note tattoo that covers half of my left arm to my song-writing, guitar-toting daughter, music has always been a huge part of my life.

Customer Sues Restaurant For $100,000 Over Valentine's Day Dinner

The Huffington Post | Ryan Grenoble | Posted 03.05.2015 | Weird News

Bad service at a restaurant? Most patrons would stop giving the establishment their business, or perhaps leave a negative review on Yelp. Not Kathl...

Insurers Using Familiar Playbook to Protect Profits in California

Wendell Potter | Posted 11.02.2014 | Politics
Wendell Potter

For the next two months, Californians will to be subjected to a barrage of TV, radio and online ads, which, ironically, they unknowingly will be paying for with their health insurance premiums.

Woman Sues Former Employer After Rush-Hour Traffic Schedule Request

The Huffington Post | Ryan Grenoble | Posted 06.30.2014 | Business

Hate traffic? We all do -- but not like Andrea DeGerolamo. The Berlin, New Jersey, woman has filed a lawsuit against her former employer, Fulton Fi...

Comedian Dave Chappelle and Laugh Factory Charged With Murder?

Jamie Masada | Posted 06.28.2014 | Comedy
Jamie Masada

Should I have an EKG by the door to check on vulnerable hearts before admitting them? Or maybe a sign that says it's like being at a ball game, if you are hit with a foul ball, it's part of your wager of attending?

The Judicial-Industrial Complex

David Bergstein | Posted 02.25.2014 | Los Angeles
David Bergstein

An increasingly alarming number of frivolous cases are being filed, both as class action suits and individual claims. Many proceed for years, sometimes for more than a decade. Even if a claim is defeated, the costs involved in defending a claim are exorbitant.

How Small Businesses Can Handle Patent Trolls

Deborah Sweeney | Posted 08.18.2013 | Small Business
Deborah Sweeney

There are plenty of small businesses being threatened with frivolous infringement lawsuits. So exactly how can you avoid patent trolls and what can be done if one moves in to strike?

The Met Defends Admission Policy In Lengthy Online Message

The Huffington Post | Katherine Brooks | Posted 04.08.2013 | Arts

The Metropolitan Museum of Art, that well-known behemoth of the New York City art scene, has been the subject of some not-so-favorable press in recent...

Did The Met Mislead Its Patrons?

The Huffington Post | Katherine Brooks | Posted 03.11.2013 | Arts

The Metropolitan Museum of Art has once again been sued. In a new lawsuit, two unhappy art patrons accuse the venerable institution of deceiving visit...

Man Sues Parents For Lack Of Love

The Huffington Post | Ron Dicker | Posted 02.21.2013 | New York

A 32-year-old homeless man is suing his parents for neglect, demanding that they sell their tiny share of a Brooklyn house to finance two Domino's Piz...

Is The Met Tricking Visitors Into Paying For Admission?

Posted 11.16.2012 | Arts

Two members of the Metropolitan Museum of Art in New York are suing the venerable institution for fraud, the New York Post reports. What did the Met ...

Kidnapper Sues Hostages (And 14 Other Incredibly Frivolous Lawsuits | Posted 09.19.2012 | Weird News

Being able to sue for damages is a fundamental part of our legal system. Sadly, so is being able to file frivolous, stupid and insane lawsuits hoping ...

Patients Beware

Rep. Bruce Braley | Posted 05.22.2012 | Politics
Rep. Bruce Braley

The Seventh Amendment preserves our right to jury trials. The Tenth Amendment allows the states to run their own court systems. Under H.R. 5, these rights are turned on their heads.

Man Sues Southwest Ranches For $1.25

Posted 12.06.2011 | Miami

A Southwest Ranches resident has sued the upscale town and its mayor for $1.25, claiming they violated public records law -- and then didn't give him ...

Janean Chun

Groom Sues Photgraphers, Demands They Pay For A New Wedding | Janean Chun | Posted 01.03.2012 | Small Business

H&H Photographers has a fairytale back story: Its founders, Curt Fried and Harold Gillet, just back from serving in World War II, decided to open a ph...

Nerd Sues Bully for Extorted Lunch Money 21 Years Later

Mark C. Miller | Posted 12.09.2011 | Comedy
Mark C. Miller

"Just because you're great in sports and really handsome and get all the pretty girls doesn't mean you can pick on the less-fortunate geeks. Besides, one day one of those geeks might grow up and become successful enough to afford the very best lawyers and want payback."

Prisoner Sues, Demands Land To Establish Own Country

Posted 09.19.2011 | Chicago

An inmate of a Dixon, Ill., prison electronically filed a lawsuit Tuesday against a seemingly endless list of government agencies and employees, claim...

In This Case, Proud to Be a "Scab"

Yashar Ali | Posted 06.15.2011 | Media
Yashar Ali

Mr. Tasini may think that by filing his suit he is carrying some progressive banner, but he's doing just the opposite. He is attacking the most important revolution we've had in the way we communicate in centuries.

The Most Frivolous Lawsuits Of All Time: Blowing Your Mind With Stupidity (PICTURES)

Huffington Post | Katla McGlynn | Posted 05.25.2011 | Comedy

Here, we present 16 examples of the crazypants things people have done in an attempt to exploit injury/distress/stupidity for cold, hard cash. While m...

Blimpie Double Stacked Sandwich Lawsuit

Daily RFT | Keegan Hamilton | Posted 05.25.2011 | Business

Did that pimply teenager working behind the counter skimp on the roast beef when you asked for extra meat on your sandwich? That's grounds for a lawsu...