The Beastie Boys won a lawsuit against a company for the unauthorized use of their song “Girls” and had the $1 Million settlement donated to a charity supporting education for girls.
In 1995, McDonald’s asked Greenpeace activists to stop criticizing their company publicly and instead do it only in private with their friends. Activists said they’d agree if McDonald’s stopped advertising its products and instead only recommended their restaurants privately to friends.
In 2008, a manager at BusinessWeek magazine in New York became trapped in an elevator for 41 hours. The lawsuit ($25 million) he eventually filed against the building’s management company took 4 years to complete during which time he lost his job, his money, his colleagues and his apartment.
In 2009, an abusive litigant sued a man for $30k for selling him a $40 printer on Craigslist, claiming it was broken. The case lasted for 6½ years and, as of 2016, may still be on-going.
A woman once sued her own divorce attorneys because they did not inform her a divorce would end her marriage.
An Omaha man has filed a lawsuit against the University of Nebraska over its longstanding tradition of releasing balloons into the air after its football team scores a touchdown, alleging the practice violates environmental laws.
A woman sued the distributors of the movie “Drive”(2011) and the theater in which she watched the movie,claiming that “it had very little driving”.
McDonald’s tried to sue a man legally named Ronald McDonald for running his family restaurant by the same name in 1956. The real Ronald won.
Katy Perry, whose real name is Kate Hudson attempted to sue a woman who is actually called Katie Perry who ran a fashion line in Australia.
The Dodge Brothers sued Henry Ford in 1919 on the grounds that a company should act in the interests of its shareholders and not for the good of society, its customers or its employees.