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.
A Jehovah’s Witness was temporarily incapacitated following a car accident. Her doctor transfused her with blood which saved her life, despite knowing she had signed a card requesting this not be done. Following her recovery she successfully sued the doctor for battery.
Irrawaddy dolphins have developed a mutual relationship with local fisherman by chasing fish into their nets in exchange for some leftover fish. This relationship has become so embedded that when a fisherman’s “own” dolphin helped a rival, he followed up with lawsuits.