25 Bizarre Lawsuits That You Won’t Believe Are Real
From robbers suing their victims to Michael Jordan look alikes suing for “mental anguish” these are 25 bizarre lawsuits that you won’t believe are real.
20. Woman sues weather station for false report
An Israeli woman sues a TV station for making an inaccurate prediction. They said it would be sunny but it rained. This apparently resulted in her dressing lightly and catching the flu. She won her case for $1000.
15. Man sues for damaged bumper after running over pedestrian
In January 2008 Thomas Delgado, a Spanish businessman sued the family of a boy he hit and killed in his luxury car for damaging his front bumper.
10. Music company sues musician for silence
Music publishers of the late John Cage sued Mike Batt in 2002 for have a track on his album consisting of nothing but silence. Apparently John also had a silent track on his album and Mike didn’t realize that silence was copyrighted.
5. RIAA sues deceased elderly woman for digital piracy
Since the turn of the millenium the RIAA (Recording Industry Association of America) has filed tens of thousands of lawsuits against individuals for piracy. Although some are legitimate, many are against people like poor old Gertrude Walton who passed away at the age of 83 only to have her family hit with this lawsuit the following year. As you may suspect, she had never touched a computer in her life.