Unusual Lawsuits


Posted on Apr 7, 2021      172


American Jonathan Lee Riches has been called the man who has filed more lawsuits than any other person on the planet. Between 2006 and 2009, he filed over 2,600 lawsuits on a wide variety of issues. Jonathan went to jail for wire fraud. And he sued Blizzard, claiming that it was the computer game maker that put him in jail. Apparently, in order to pass the time, the prisoner started suing everyone in a row: U.S. President George Bush, the ancient philosopher Plato, the singer Britney Spears, Somali pirates and even the Eiffel Tower.

Compilers of the famous Guinness Book of Records included him in the next edition. And they immediately regretted it: Lee Riches sued them, too, since no one asked about his desire to be included in the pages of this popular book.

In 1874, Justice of the Peace Francis Evans Cornish of Winnipeg, Canada, prosecuted a case about his own appearance in a public place while intoxicated. The self-critical judge handed down a ruling - a $5 fine. However, given his impeccable behavior in the past, the judge cancelled the fine himself.

Kentucky resident Richard Overton believed an advertisement from a local brewery that promised that drinking this particular beer would make a person happy. No matter how much Richard drank, his happiness did not increase. Isn’t that grounds for a lawsuit?

An unusual case occurred in North Carolina. A local lawyer bought a box of rare cigars and insured them against fire. After the cigars were smoked, he sued claiming that 24 cigars had been destroyed by small fires. The court found that the claim was valid; the insurance company was forced to pay the amount claimed.

Truth immediately filed a claim that the property had been destroyed by intentional arson. The malicious lawyer ended up behind bars.

A certain Allen Heckard is like two peas in a pod like professional basketball legend Michael Jordan. As you can see, Heckard wasn’t very proud of that. Also, in 2006, he tried to sue the basketball player for $832 million because, according to Heckard, he was incredibly hurt by people mistaking him for Jordan.

Dalton Chiscolm was unhappy with the way he was served at the largest bank in the United States, Bank of America. The client felt that the amount of the fine from the rich bank should be appropriate. Therefore, the moral damages were estimated at 1.784 trillion dollars.

A family from New Jersey visited the local zoo with their three-year-old toddler. At the entrance, visitors were given souvenir coins, one of which the child swallowed. The coin had to be surgically removed at the hospital. The parents sued, accusing the zoo staff of failing to warn of the dangers of swallowing the object.

A citizen, Kathleen Robertson, visited a furniture store in Texas with her child. At one point, the woman almost stepped on her baby, fell and broke her leg. And the culprit in this incident considered the store administration. By the way, the court accepted her claim and ruled - $ 80,000 compensation.

A Michigan resident lost her car to a court order. And then she remembered the car was filled with gasoline, and that it was also subject to forfeiture. The court’s decision said nothing about it. She wrote a petition to the court about the theft of gasoline and compensation of $5,000,000.


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