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.
The EPA and former employees sued Area 51 for failure to comply with hazardous waste disposal laws. The case was thrown out on national security grounds.
In 1990, parents sued Judas Priest over their son’s suicide, claiming a song contained the words “Do it” when listened to backwards. Judas Priest won the case, and said if they did add subliminal messages, it would have said “Buy seven records”.
A man wrote his own credit card contract then sued the bank for breaking the contract’s terms.