Lawsuits (Ridiculous)

The Guy Continues to Mess With The Oatmeal

Last week, I mentioned the fact that Matthew Inman, author of the hugely popular humor site The Oatmeal, had been threatened by a lawyer for a site called FunnyJunk.com after Inman dared to complain that FunnyJunk had copied and reposted many…


Lawyer’s Defective-Breakfast Suit Dismissed

In one of the year's least-surprising results so far, Richard Katz's lawsuit against his health club has been dismissed. Katz sued The Setai Wall Street Club and Spa last year, alleging it had broken a promise to provide him with a…


Plaintiff: This Soap Did Not Attract Women as Promised

From a Courthouse News report of new filings in February: Frank O_____, an individual, on behalf of himself and all others similarly situated, v. The Dial Corporation [et al.] No. 3:12-cv-361 (S.D. Cal. filed Feb. 9, 2012) Class action complaint for…


Two More Plaintiffs Are Mad at Siri Now

As I mentioned earlier, somebody sued Apple earlier this month claiming that the electronic assistant "Siri" who lurks in each iPhone 4S does not work as advertised. Two weeks later – but only a day or two after the first…




Inmate Sues Himself for Violating His Civil Rights

Here's another example of autolitigation, which like the story in yesterday's post is not new but is worth adding to the archive. Unlike the story in yesterday's post, however, in which it was not inconceivable that there might have been some…


Can You Sue Somebody for Forcing You to Go to Law School?

Nope. [D]uncan contends that his decision to resign his employment was based on the [allegedly bad legal] advice he received from Klein, and as a result of his resignation, he had to enroll in law school, which caused him to…


Pope Sued

According to the German newspaper Westfälische Rundschau, a new lawsuit asks the question, "Gilt auf dem Papst Benedikt XVI die Anschnallpflicht im Papamobil?" If like me you don't speak German, that apparently means something like, "Is the Pope legally required…


Man Sues Couple He Kidnapped

“The couple gained [their kidnapper’s] trust by eating Cheetos and drinking Dr. Pepper with him while watching the movie ‘Patch Adams.'” Then, they violated that trust.