Frivolous, Ridiculous and Stupid Lawsuits

I think everyone can agree this ranks up there as something that must be stopped.  Suing people and companies is quite old but recently, within the past 20 years, it has simply gotten out of control.  I found a great site that lists many of these stupid ones.

A few examples:

  • Due to 28 seconds of turbulence on an American Airlines flight in 1995, some passengers are $2 million richer.
  • A store worker in WV got 2.2 million after she injured her back opening a jar of pickles.
  • Bill Wyman, formerly of the Rolling Stones sued a man who for using his name.  Problems is, this guy was BORN Bill Wyman.  The Bill Wyman who was a Rolling Stone was born with the name William George Perks and just adopted the stage name of Wyman.
  • A man was  found naked and dead on the back of a Killer Whale at SeaWorld.  Guess he snuck past security.  Anyway, his parents are suing saying that the Whale was portrayed as a lovable stuffed toy and not the killer it is.
  • McDonalds…hot coffee…’nuff said

Ok…I think we all can agree we need a permanent moratorium on these sort of suits…either that or get some Judges in office who were actually born with a brain and know when to throw this sort of junk out.

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2 Responses to “Frivolous, Ridiculous and Stupid Lawsuits”

  1. madmouser Says:

    Totally agree! I also wrote a blog on the injustice of proceeding with these frivilous lawsuits. The example I used was a woman being awarded $1,750,000 plus a new Winnebago because she put it on cruise control , left the drivers seat to go to the back and make a sandwich, which naturally ended in a crash. She claimed the manual did not warn her not to leave the drivers seat.

    The madness has to stop!

  2. Marty Says:

    OK, but you didn’t say how BIG the jar of pickles was…

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