Court trials seem to be serious issues and drama, with lawyers, with suits that adjudicate important cases before the courts. However, it is not always so. There are cases that are really ridiculous that they have obstructed justice systems around the world.
The 10 most ridiculous court cases in the world:
1 – Nike as a weapon
2 – A Halloween too scary
Universal Studios’ Halloween Horror Nights haunted house is known worldwide. In 1998, Cleanthi Peters, was not ready for the shock that she received, claiming that she had been attacked by a maniac armed with a chainsaw. She filed a lawsuit against them for emotional and physical damages caused by one of their haunted houses, that she had attended with her 10-year-old granddaughter.
3 – Joke on the radio
4 – Smelly feet
5 – False weather forecast
The plaintiff had dressed lightly, but because of the rain, she contracted the flu, missed four days of work and spent $38 on medication. As compensation, she sued the weatherman for $1,000 dollars because of the added stress; and the television channel had to pay her.
6 – A job too boring
Frederic Desnard filed a lawsuit against her ex-boss for the levels of boredom of her work. She believed that the company had put her aside after losing a major contract. After seven months of illness and health problems such as epilepsy and ulcers, she was fired. The case is still open.
7 – Victoria’s Secret
8 – To defy the laws of physics
In 2005, Christopher Roller sued magician David Copperfield for $50 million. Roller was convinced that he had Godly powers, and the acts of several magicians led him to believe honestly that they were stealing his powers and using them improperly to perform magic.
After the dismissal of his complaint, Roller applied for a patent for the exclusive rights on the use of godly powers on Earth.
9 – The warmth of the coffee in the McDonald
In 1992, Stella LiebecK ordered a coffee in a window of a McDonald’s drive-thru. Se placed the cup between her legs to pour in the sugar when everything fell into her lap. She suffered third-degree burns on the inner part of her thighs and was hospitalized for eight days to undergo skin grafting procedures.
Her attorney requested compensation of $20,000 to cover medical expenses and although at first, the company rejected the offer, demonstrating that there had been more cases and that they were aware of the temperature of their coffee, they gave a compensation of $160,000.
10 – Theft of sperm
In 1998, a man filed a lawsuit against his ex-girlfriend for using his sperm without his consent. According to his account, she had given him her word that she was on the pill but deliberately stopped taking it to have a baby. The ex-girlfriend decided to have it, but the man won the case and did not have to pay child support.
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