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May 2013
  • 13% Restaurant sued when able-bodied customer slips on wheelchair ramp (read story)
  • 26% Man seeks punitive damages due to frog phobia after they swarm his flooded property (read story)
  • 32% AP column: Fan reportedly sues NBA player for sitting out the season with an injury (read story)
  • 29% Cop busted for DUI sues city that fired him after crash (read story)
April 2013
  • 14% Man hit by truck on rotating platform in showroom sues auto dealer (read story)
  • 11% TV doctor sued when home remedy for insomnia goes wrong (read story)
  • 20% Shopper sues department store after walking face first into glass display (read story)
  • 55% Woman suing over “severe and permanent injuries” still able to complete half-marathon (read story)
March 2013
  • 34% Grown man sues parents for their “indifference” to his problems (read story)
  • 20% Lawyers wanted $14 million when their clients only got $3 million (read story)
  • 31% Grad student who received free tuition sues school over grade (read story)
  • 15% Suit blames 24 years of unemployment on IRS for not hiring plaintiff in the 80s (read story)
February 2013
  • 34% Lawsuit claims ‘footlong’ sandwiches come up short (read story)
  • 15% Fan sues NBA team for resting star players (read story)
  • 45% Ohio teacher claims fear of children in suit against district (read story)
  • 6% Suit says boost from energy drinks same as coffee (read story)
January 2013
  • 76% Inmates’ suit blames a life of crime on beer companies (read story)
  • 13% Customer sues restaurant over hostess’ rude comment (read story)
  • 11% Judge awards defendant $9.3 M in costs, but it’s less than half what they spent on lawyers (read story)
December 2012
  • 44% Football fan who signed up for text alerts sues team for sending him 6 per week, instead of the 3 per week he wanted (read story)
  • 46% Homeowners claim their views are ruined by the dunes that saved their home from Superstorm Sandy (read story)
  • 10% Settlement that resulted in $4 payouts for class members called “underwhelming” by judge that reluctantly approved it (read story)
November 2012
  • 4% Serial litigant paid $15,000 to stop filing frivolous lawsuits (read story)
  • 80% Burglar who shot homeowner is suing victim for shooting back (read story)
  • 3% Biker sues state after hitting panther on the highway (read story)
  • 13% Prisoners $500M suit over lack of dental floss (read story)
October 2012
  • 41% Inmate who went to jail with 5 teeth sues prison for dental problems (read story)
  • 6% Lawyer sued by opposing counsel who slapped him (read story)
  • 20% Man who ruined his $73K pool table sues manufacturer for ‘hiding’ warnings in instruction manual (read story)
  • 33% Jury awards $7 million in ‘popcorn lung’ lawsuit (read story)
September 2012
  • 27% Football fans sues team over hot bench (read story)
  • 24% California restaurateur sued over parking lot he doesn’t own (read story)
  • 27% Bottle maker sued when longneck used as weapon in bar fight (read story)
  • 22% $1.7 billion suit claims wireless parking meters causing health problems (read story)
August 2012
  • 9% Woman claims Justin Beiber concert left her with permanent hearing damage (read story)
  • 24% Lawsuit over 23 cents allowed to proceed (read story)
  • 10% School that pays student’s airfare sued for using frequent flier miles to pay for chaperones’ airfare (read story)
  • 55% Mistress sues county for not stopping her affair with police officer (read story)
  • 2% Judge says Mini-Wheats settlement is too sweet for trial lawyers & too “paltry” for customers (read story)
July 2012
  • 55% Little Leaguer sued by spectator who got hit with baseball (read story)
  • 23% Lawsuit claims Kim Kardashian & Kanye West running Al-Qaida camp in WV mountains (read story)
  • 8% Lawyers wanted $925,000 payday for “abusive” lawsuit (read story)
  • 3% Judge dismisses ageism suit; says plaintiff was fired instead for rudeness and drinking (read story)
  • 11% Singer sued after raising $1.5 million for tsunami victims (read story)
June 2012
  • 20% Woman who tossed winning lotto ticket sues person that found & redeemed it (read story)
  • 12% Crash victims sue woman who sent text to driver (read story)
  • 44% Parents sue school after their son was kicked out of honors class for cheating (read story)
  • 24% Doctor sued after patient has heart attack during affair (read story)
May 2012
  • 35% Judge dismisses ‘meritless’ class action claim, but lawyers still walk away with $500,000 (read story)
  • 9% Tenants’ suit against landlord claims their house is haunted (read story)
  • 35% Grown man sues hospital that circumcised him as a baby (read story)
  • 5% Woman sues hotel after elevator got stuck for 20 minutes (read story)
  • 16% Lawyer tries to get out of $350,000 settlement when he found out jury would have awarded $9 million (read story)
April 2012
  • 11% Apple sued after customer walks into glass doors (read story)
  • 13% Ex-student’s lawsuit – my roommate had too much sex, drove me away from school (read story)
  • 8% Judge finds that lawyers, not whistleblower, driving False Claims suit (read story)
  • 68% Repossessed car owner files $5m suit for the gas still in the car (read story)
March 2012
  • 17% Former law students who failed out are suing school over grading policy (read story)
  • 40% Woman accused of stabbing roommate sues apartment building for not separating them (read story)
  • 35% Darts association sued by member after leaving his middle initial off roster (read story)
  • 8% Rapper sued for $9 million over car commercial (read story)
February 2012
  • 17% 400 lb inmate sues prison that didn’t have clothes that fit (read story)
  • 3% Stock price drops then recovers, but lawyers still want to sue company (read story)
  • 12% Lawyers get $20 for class members; want million in fees (read story)
  • 68% Drunk driver pleads guilty to manslaughter, then sues victim he killed (read story)
January 2012
  • 78% Teen who OD’d on stolen drugs receives $4.1 million lawsuit settlement (read story)
  • 3% Screenwriter sues James Cameron – says themes in ‘Avatar’ were stolen from his ideas (read story)
  • 5% Lawsuit wants to eliminate Facebook ‘like’ ads (read story)
  • 14% Convicted killer sues prison officials for not altering his diet after surgery (read story)
2011 Annual Poll
  • 10% Young adults sue mother for sending cards without gifts and playing favorites (read story)
  • 2% Man suing for age discrimination says judge in his case is too old (read story)
  • 5% Obese man sues burger joint over tight squeeze in booths (read story)
  • 2% Woman sues over movie trailer; says not enough driving in ‘Drive’ (read story)
  • 4% Mom files suit against exclusive preschool over child’s college prospects (read story)
  • 8% Man illegally brings gun into bar, gets injured in a fight, then sues bar for not searching him for a weapon (read story)
  • 4% Passenger’s lawsuit says cruise ship went too fast and swayed from side to side (read story)
  • 9% Woman disagrees with store over 80¢ refund, sues for $5m (read story)
  • 2% Mother sues Chuck E. Cheese – says games encourage gambling in children (read story)
  • 54% Convict sues couple he kidnapped for not helping him evade police (read story)
December 2011
  • 11% Divorced groom sues photographer to recreate his wedding (read story)
  • 44% Convict sues couple he kidnapped for not helping him evade police (read story)
  • 2% Spa sued after ending complimentary breakfasts for members (read story)
  • 2% Playboy sued for charging men to attend party while allowing women in for free (read story)
  • 41% Drunken joyriders steal car, crash it, then sue car’s owner (read story)
November 2011
  • 19% 40-year-old actress suing website for revealing her age (read story)
  • 37% Woman sues over movie trailer; says not enough driving in ‘Drive’ (read story)
  • 16% Lawsuit says SeaWorld “enslaves” whales (read story)
  • 14% Man suing for age discrimination says judge in his case is too old (read story)
  • 14% Suit claims placebo containing no medication caused rash (read story)
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