26 Crazy Lawsuits That Are So Ridiculous, We Can't Help But Roll Our Eyes.
When we think of lawsuits and courtrooms, we imagine serious cases dealing with assault, theft, and murder. But there’s also such a thing as frivolous lawsuits, which are a lot more common than one would think. In fact, there are some people that totally abuse their privilege to sue. So, they’ve taken companies and individuals to court over the silliest little things and the most shocking thing of all is that in some cases, they’ve actually won. But in other circumstances, the courts didn’t see fit to coddle or humor these plaintiffs. So, check out these cases that will have you scratching your head.
#1. A Romanian prisoner named Mircea Pavel was serving 20 years behind bars and he sued God for it.
Pavel was in prison for murder but felt that God turned his back on him when He failed to answer his prayers. So, Pavel sued God for fraud, betrayal of trust, corruption and influence peddling. But the Timisoara court in western Romania dismissed the case quick and easy.
#2. Rolf Eden claimed to have slept with nearly 3,000 women and had never been rejected until now.
Eden was a former Israeli soldier and a refugee from Nazism. He was also considered the German Hugh Hefner. But he once sued a 19-year-old woman for being ageist after she turned him down back when he was 77 years old. But he later dropped the charges.
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#3. Imagine if you could go to college, graduate and then sue the institution to get all your money back.
NY resident Trina Thompson sued Monroe College for $72,000, which was the cost of her tuition, in 2009 because she claimed the institute did not offer her enough help in finding a job after she graduated. She also claimed that it was due to her 2.7 GPA. Though a ruling was never disclosed, it’s likely she didn’t win.
#4. If you ever felt like taking a dip in a tank with a killer whale, this case will make you think twice.
Daniel Dukes’ family sued Sea World after he was killed while attempting to swim with a killer whale. Medical examiners found evidence that Dukes was pulled into the pool by the whale. The family claimed that the park should have posted public warnings that whales can kill.
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#5. An unnamed man from the Siberian city of Krasnoyarsk sued Bethesda Softworks for game addiction.
In 2016, the man claimed that the game “Fallout 4” was so addicting that he lost his wife, his friends and even his job because he could stop playing. He asked for $7,000 in damages. No word on whether the judge ever ruled in his favor, but it’s highly unlikely.
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