The popular Sriracha sauce in the US (in the green-capped bottle) tastes different because they have a different supplier of chile peppers. The owner sued the original supplier for $1 million claiming he overpaid. The farmer countersued and won $23.3 million and now makes his own sriracha.
The YMCA sued the Village People over their “YMCA” song for trademark infringement, but the two sides settled out of court and the YMCA later expressed pride towards the band for their song as a salute their organization.
A German student was sued for $3,772 by his alma mater for earning his bachelor’s and master’s “too fast”. Both degrees usually take 11 semesters, but Marcel Pohl graduated in 2; he went to one class while having 2 friends share notes from other classes he was enrolled in at the same time.
When the government of Kazakhstan threatened to sue Sacha Baron Cohen for the movie ‘Borat’, Baron Cohen (in character as Borat) replied: “I’d like to state that I have no connection with Mr. Cohen and fully support my government decision to sue this Jew”.
Because a large number of black males are unable to shave without severe irritation, Domino’s was found in violation of the 1991 Civil Rights Act by requiring all their employees to be cleanly-shaven.
A car dealership ran an ad for a 1983 Cadillac stating “first 10,000 bananas takes it.” To the dealership’s surprise two brothers showed up with 10,000 bananas and won the car in a court case ruling false advertisement.
The NFL tried to sue rapper M.I.A. for 100% of her earnings for life (if she ever earned over U.S. $2million) because she flipped a middle finger at the 2012 super bowl halftime show.
A New York woman is suing TGI Fridays because their potato skins contain no potato skin.
In 1995 an inmate filed a US$5 million lawsuit against himself. He claimed that he violated his own civil rights by getting arrested. He then asked the state to pay because he had no income in jail.
In 1508, Autun, France pressed charges on rats for destroying barley crops. The lawyer representing the rats argued that the court’s summons wasn’t specific enough to his clients, and that Autun’s cat population made it unsafe for his clients to come to court. The rats were acquitted.