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Too much ice in an iced coffee? Illegal monkey selfie? Legal action over a typo? Yup, it’s that time of year again. ILR has officially released the Top Ten Most Ridiculous Lawsuits of 2016 and, as expected, these cases don’t disappoint. The Top Ten Most Ridiculous Lawsuits of 2016 were chosen from the year’s ten…

In 2015, trial lawyers spent 128 million dollars to air 365,000 ads hawking lawsuits against drugs and medical devices. But these ads can be harmful to the public health. According to a recent report submitted to the Food and Drug Administration, at least 30 people suffered strokes, heart attacks and other serious medical problems because…

As with any Election, some voters were distraught with the results on November 8th. One voter, however, decided to take his displeasure to the courts, filing a $1 billion lawsuit against President-elect Donald Trump, claiming Trump’s campaign caused him “severe emotional distress.” The Independent reports that Louis Tafuto, a “registered Republican” from Warwick, New York,…

Paul Newton Jr, a Mississippi attorney, filed a suit against Popeyes Louisiana Kitchen after he claims to have choked on a piece of chicken when the fast-food restaurant failed to provide him a knife in the drive-thru. Newton has recently decided not to pursue the matter citing “extreme comments” directed at his family. Read the…

$5 Million in Damages for a Partially Deflated Basketball? The “Neverflat” basketballs from Spalding retail for about $29, and are guaranteed to “stay fully inflated for at least one year.” But a New York man who claims to have watched his Neverflat basketball slowly lose air over 12 months’ time has filed a class action…

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