A judge once tried to sue an immigrant dry cleaners for $67 Million after they “lost” his pants, claiming inconvenience, mental anguish, attorney’s fees for representing himself, and as a result of their failure to live up to a “satisfaction guaranteed” sign that was displayed in the store.
In 1971, a woman petitioned a Judge for permission to sterilize her “somewhat retarded” daughter. Without a hearing, evidence, or representation for the daughter, the judge granted permission. The daughter later tried to sue the judge, but the Supreme Court voted 5-3 to grant the judge immunity.
Disney was sued by hyena researches for defamation of character because of their negative portrayal of hyenas in The Lion King.
In 1946, the electric chair failed to kill Willie Francis, who subsequently filed suit claiming that he had been executed even though he did not die, and should be a free man based on ‘double jeopardy’ laws in the 5th amendment. A case was brought before the U.S. Supreme Court, with lawyers for the condemned arguing that although Francis did not die, he had, in fact, been executed. The argument was rejected on the basis that re-execution did not violate the double jeopardy clause of the 5th Amendment of the US Constitution, and Francis later went to the electric chair again and was successfully executed in 1947.
A Spanish woman claims she legally owns the sun and is trying to charge people for the use of the sun.
Donald Trump tried to sue an author for $5,000,000,000 (yes, billion). Reason? The author called him a millionaire instead of a billionaire.
Three men each won $19,100 in a lawsuit after being denied waiter jobs at Hooters.
A woman sued Walmart over 2 cents and won.
Carl Sagan sued Apple for using his name as an internal code for the Macintosh 7100. In response Apple changed the name to BHA (Butthead Astronomer).
The Mayor of Batman, Turkey, wants to sue Warner Brothers.
The United States once fought 32 tons of shark fins, and the fins won.