In Japan if someone on trial is filmed while in handcuffs their hands have to be pixelated to be shown on TV. This is because a man named Kazuyoshi Miura brought a successful case to court arguing the image of him in handcuffs implied guilt and had prejudiced his trial.
Volkswagen was sued by Czechoslovakian car maker Tatra before WWII because the original Beetle was so similar to the Tatra T97. After Germany invaded Czechoslovakia in 1938 the lawsuit was cancelled by the Nazis.
A family fighting a $474,000 hospital bill, got charged $12 for each of those little paper cups nurses give you when they administer pills.
A man sued Pepsico after the company refused to redeem his 7,000,000 Pepsi Points for a AV-8 Harrier II jump jet as advertised in their commercial.
Robert Dee, a British professional tennis player who was deemed “The world’s worst tennis player”, sued newspaper and media sites for giving him the embarrassing title. He would successfully win all of the court cases and post every formal apology letter written on his website.
Colonel Sanders, as he got older, wasn’t a fan of KFC. According to the Consumerist, in the 1970s, Sanders commented publicly that KFC’s gravy reminded him of “sludge” and the mashed potatoes of “wallpaper paste.” KFC ended up suing its founder, but lost. Why? In part, because, as the court found, “the assertion that the chicken served by Kentucky Fried Chicken Corp. was not prepared exactly according to Sanders’ original recipe was not defamatory. It is almost inevitable that at least slight deviations would occur. Indeed, prospective customers would expect that.”
A U.S Judge launched a $67 million dollar lawsuit against a Dry Cleaners for losing his pants. He cried during his testimony.
A British woman was sued for biting off a man’s nose after he tried to kiss her without consent. She won and the judge ruled “When a man kisses a woman against her will, she is fully entitled to bite his nose.”
A man sued Pepsi when he found a mouse in his Mountain Dew. Pepsi attorneys stated that Mountain Dew will dissolve a mouse in 30 days, and showed his can was purchased 74 days after being manufactured.
A man once filed a lawsuit against the Devil. However, the court refused the request to proceed because the plaintiff had not included instructions for how the U.S. Marshal could serve process on Satan.