A New York suit is seeking “legal personhood” for chimpanzees, believed to be the first habeas petition filed on behalf of an animal.
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A lawsuit claiming a man slipped on a banana peel in an elevator was dismissed when video evidence showed the man dropped the peel himself. The plaintiff actually looked at the camera three times before proceeding with his performance. He is now facing second-degree fraud charges.
Rick Springfield is being sued by a concertgoer who claims, nine years ago, the rocker fell off a chair and struck her with his buttocks, leaving her with injuries. The plaintiff did not ask for medical help and even ran to catch the shuttle bus later that night.
A lawsuit accuses a high school of negligence after a freshman student was injured in gym class. The suit says the student collided with another while playing a game called Town Ball.
A Missouri court has reinstated a previously-dismissed lawsuit that accuses the Kansas City Royals mascot of tossing a hot dog that hit him in the face, leading to eye surgery. A court threw out the case in 2011, ruling that the hot dog was part of the inherent risks of attending a baseball game.
After a segment on the Jay Leno show made a joke about a flight attendant sneaking a pet rat onto a plane in her underwear, the flight attendant is suing, saying she is a pariah in her community. The plaintiff’s husband is also suing, claiming their love life is suffering.
A woman who spilled coffee on herself at a self-service area of a Texas store is suing the establishment for failing to warn her about how hot the coffee was. The store says the plaintiff’s injuries were caused by her own negligence.
A Chinese man reportedly sued his wife over their ugly children after finding out she had cosmetic surgery before they met. And a judge has agreed, ordering her to pay $120,000.