Lawsuits (Ridiculous)


Dismissal of “Bad Mothering” Lawsuit Affirmed

Ladies and gentlemen, over the years we have seen some horrifying examples of man's inhumanity to man. Also man's inhumanity to woman, woman's inhumanity to man, and woman's inhumanity to woman, plus at least some examples of man's inhumanity to…


Lawsuit Demands End to Use of Term “Inmate”

According to the New York Post, a new lawsuit demands that the state stop using the word "inmate" because it is offensive to inmates the imprisoned the involuntarily freedom-challenged. Or, at least, the plaintiff demands that the state stop referring to…


Judge Dismisses Google-Walking-Directions Case

As you may recall, Lauren Rosenberg sued Google last year, alleging that its dastardly Google Maps service had given her walking directions that caused her to walk across and then along a highway, where she was allegedly hit by a…



The Case of the Dangerous Dachshund

Plaintiff: Plaintiff enters the Penny Pinchers grocery store in West Point, Mississippi, on August 16, 2006. She says hello. She walks down the aisle. Suddenly, the bark of a savage dog rings out! Plaintiff flees, terrified, with the clicking of the…



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…