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.
A New York woman was hospitalized after a bit of a dentists drill lodged near her eye. The dentist was dancing to “Car Wash” at the time. The patient later sued the dentist for $600k.
In 1995 a Virginia inmate sued himself for $5 million for violating his own civil rights by getting drunk and getting arrested. The judge dismissed the case but congratulated the man on his “innovative approach to civil rights litigation.”
A man who was napping under a tree and had his skull crushed by a 16 pound pinecone sued various governmental agencies for $5 million due to the lack of warning signs.
A federal court in California ruled earlier this year that a lawsuit against Facebook can proceed. The suit claims Facebook is illegally collecting biometric data from people “tagged” in photos posted by other users.
A woman in Nebraska tried to sue all gay people. Her appeal had no legal references, but quoted Webster’s Dictionary and the Bible.
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 has no income in jail.
In 1980 the Sioux Nation tribe won their case claiming the Black Hills of South Dakota were wrongfully taken and required compensation. The tribe refused the $106 million award and continues to do so even though the award with interest is now $1.2 billion.