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When Dumb Lawsuits Attack

Damages claimed for mistaken impressions, aggressive toilet seat
By Ambreen Ali,  Newser Staff
Posted Mar 23, 2008 5:00 AM CDT
When Dumb Lawsuits Attack
A surfer sued a rival for stealing his wave, but California courts dropped the case since they couldn't calculate his "pain and suffering."   (Getty Images)

(Newser) – Emotional trauma because she used the men’s restroom? Surfer in pain after losing his wave? The Daily Mirror digs up the silliest lawsuits ever filed:

  1. Whale tale: After their 27-year-old son was found dead on the back of an orca, parents sued SeaWorld for depicting killer whales as huggable stuffed animals.
  2. My name’s Jackass, too! A man named "Jack Ass" sued MTV for plagiarizing adopted moniker.

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  1. There's something in my food: A women who sued Wendy’s after finding an amputated finger in her chili put it there herself in a scam gone wrong.
  2. Don’t want to be like Mike: Michael Jordan was sued for $832 million by a man who suffered emotional pain after being mistaken for the basketball star.
  3. Killed the romance: A wife claimed “deprivation of husbandly services” after a Starbucks toilet crushed her husband’s penis.
Click the link below for more ridiculous suits. (Read more lists stories.)

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