Fun and Frivolous Friday – Lawsuits that will make You Laugh Out Loud

Posted: September 2, 2016  

This list is not only frivolous, it is ridiculous and hilarious. I could not put it better than Joe Patrice did in his Above the Law article, Top 10 Frivolous Lawsuits List Is… Frivolous, But Funny, “The list rarely disappoints when it comes to wacky recovery theories, conniving litigants, and all-around ‘smack my head’ moments.”

According to the U.S. Chamber Institute for Legal Reform, these are the top ten most ridiculous lawsuits:

  1. Animal Rights Group Sues on Behalf of Monkey for Ownership of “Selfies”
  2. Bank Robber Gets Shot After Pointing Gun at Deputy; Sues City for Medical Bills
  3. 8-year-old New York Boy is Sued by His Aunt for a “Careless” Hug
  4. Pennsylvania Nursing Student Fails a Course Twice and Sues the School for Not Helping With Anxiety
  5. Two New York Women File $40 Million Lawsuit Over ‘Like, Five or Six Scratches’ They Received From a Gas Explosion Blocks Away
  6. Colorado Inmate is Suing the NFL for $88 Billion Over the 2015 Cowboy’s Playoff Loss
  7. Florida Woman is Suing FedEx for Tripping Over a Package Left at Her Doorstep
  8. An Officer in North Carolina is Suing Starbucks for $750,000 Over Hot Coffee
  9. Missouri Woman is Claiming Injury From a Flying Dinner Roll
  10. California Woman Allegedly Fakes Coffee Burns and Then Sues McDonald’s

WOW! I think that is all I can say.