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It’s that time of the month again: Time for our Most Ridiculous Lawsuit poll! Without further adieu, here are the nominees… Minimum Wage for Court-Ordered Community Service? Two New York City residents are suing to make their crimes pay, challenging the longstanding practice of assigning community service to petty lawbreakers, such as sweeping streets or…

Should New Yorkers who are ordered to perform community service for alleged violations of the be paid minimum wage for their “service”? That’s the contention of a new lawsuit filed by Brooklyn, NY attorney Andrew Stoll, who contends that this unpaid “community service” (such as picking up trash in city parks (is a violation of…

The phrase, “Don’t make a federal case out of it,” is reserved for people who blow small situations into “big” ordeals. That might fit the bill for two Massachusetts women, who claim they were injured by a “defective” pair of $60 undergarments and have filed a federal class action against the manufacturer. According to The Boston Business Journal,…

Jerry Wojcik is a fan of the Buffalo Bills, but he sure has a funny way of showing it. The “fan” has sued his favorite NFL team for $3 million, citing that the team violated The Telephone Consumer Protection Act of 1991 by sending him too many text messages. The most ridiculous part? The text messages…

Across the nation, individuals in need of funding to file lawsuits are falling victim to financial lenders who claim easy, fast cash. What these lenders fail to mention, however, are the maliciously high interest rates that can exceed 200 percent. For example, in a recent Michigan case, six women borrowed $635,000 to file a suit…

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