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August 2009

  • Vegan group sues to get cancer-risk label put on hot dogs Read Story (7%, 399 Votes)
  • Tourist sues hotel, claiming swimming pool got daughter pregnant Read Story (74%, 4,278 Votes)
  • Man sues Burning Man festival after tripping and falling into fire Read Story (4%, 241 Votes)
  • Man sues Apple, claiming iPod equipped to receive threats from Mafia Read Story (7%, 375 Votes)
  • Ex-employee sues after fired for pulling knife on coworker Read Story (8%, 454 Votes)

Total Voters: 5,747

Start Date: August 7, 2009 @ 9:55 am
End Date: September 9, 2009 @ 9:30 am

July 2009

  • Man sues for sex discrimination over ballpark's Mother's Day giveaway Read Story (16%, 657 Votes)
  • Double-murderer sues to claim victims' classic Chevy pickup Read Story (44%, 1,816 Votes)
  • Promotional giveaway ends in lawsuit when food runs out Read Story (5%, 199 Votes)
  • Ostracized after admitting steroid use, Jose Canseco sues Read Story (4%, 146 Votes)
  • Singer Katy Perry sues Katie Perry to stop Katie from using her own name Read Story (31%, 1,267 Votes)

Total Voters: 4,085

Start Date: July 10, 2009 @ 10:56 am
End Date: August 10, 2009 @ 10:56 am

June 2009

  • Inmate sues to avoid being named world's most litigious person Read Story (44%, 256 Votes)
  • Kenyan man sues women's groups over sex boycott Read Story (8%, 47 Votes)
  • Law school student sues after being expelled for failing classes Read Story (37%, 220 Votes)
  • Personal injury lawyer hit with lawsuit when law firm's chair collapses under client Read Story (11%, 65 Votes)

Total Voters: 588

Start Date: June 24, 2009 @ 8:43 pm
End Date: July 8, 2009 @ 11:43 am

April 2009

  • An Irish tourist who visits clubs weekly sued the owners of a New York establishment after she slipped while dancing on top of the bar. Read Story (34%, 3,020 Votes)
  • A student has filed a $1 million lawsuit against US Airways after his Xbox video game console allegedly disappeared from his luggage during a flight. Read Story (20%, 1,771 Votes)
  • A fired salesman sued his former employer, claiming that he had been fired for lacking a "flat belly." Read Story (5%, 413 Votes)
  • A woman who was "distracted by the displays of jewelry and shoes exhibited in the entrance of the store" has sued the store after she tripped over the threshold. Read Story (18%, 1,637 Votes)
  • A gambler who lost $125,000 in a single night sued the casino, even though he'd never taken advantage of programs that allow compulsive gamblers to have themselves banned from casinos. Read Story (23%, 2,045 Votes)

Total Voters: 8,886

Start Date: April 1, 2009 @ 3:26 pm
End Date: April 30, 2009 @ 3:26 pm

March 2009

  • A man who was knocked on the head and neck by a bathroom stall door has sued the store he was in for failing to ensure that the lock on the stall door was functioning properly. Read Story (2%, 148 Votes)
  • A Florida woman who claims Disney World's "Tower of Terror" ride helps relieve her chronic pain has sued the theme park for limiting her to four rides per visit. Read Story (2%, 193 Votes)
  • Sixteen illegal immigrants have sued an Arizona rancher for violating their civil rights after he stopped them at gunpoint and turned them over to the Border Patrol when they were crossing his property on the U.S.-Mexico border. Read Story (76%, 6,044 Votes)
  • An "occasional" golfer has sued a golf course for failing to warn about the course's yardage-markers after his ball bounced off one on the 11th hole and struck him in the right eye. Read Story (20%, 1,525 Votes)

Total Voters: 7,910

Start Date: March 1, 2009 @ 3:23 pm
End Date: March 31, 2009 @ 3:23 pm

February 2009

  • Claiming he had applied to be a food server rather than a "Hooters Girl," a man has sued Hooters for gender discrimination when they wouldn't hire him. Read Story (18%, 34 Votes)
  • Former Guns N' Roses guitarist Slash has sued his real estate agents for selling him a house that wasn't conducive to throwing parties because it was smaller than advertised and located on a street with parking restrictions. Read Story (15%, 28 Votes)
  • A New York doctor who claims his wife cheated on him has sued her for $1.5 million or the return of the kidney he gave her. Read Story (21%, 39 Votes)
  • An 88-year-old woman has sued her neighbors for tossing footballs, Frisbees and other play objects onto her property and entering her yard to retrieve them. Read Story (12%, 23 Votes)
  • A West Virginia man has sued a restaurant chain after the cover of its "unreasonably dangerous toilet paper dispenser" popped open and oversize rolls of toilet paper fell on his right hand, "seriously" injuring it. Read Story (34%, 65 Votes)

Total Voters: 189

Start Date: February 1, 2009 @ 3:18 pm
End Date: February 28, 2009 @ 3:18 pm

January 2009

  • Insisting she should have been named homecoming queen because she raised the most donations, a 46-year-old woman sued her university while declaring "I am not a sore loser." Read Story (30%, 60 Votes)
  • When a man became violent with his wife after drinking large quantities of Burgundy wine on a flight, the couple sued the airline that served him. Read Story (12%, 25 Votes)
  • Claiming that casino managers knew he was a gambling addict and intentionally targeted him, an Australian gambler is suing the casino where he lost $909 million. Read Story (9%, 18 Votes)
  • After crashing her Harley-Davidson motorcycle on a 135-degree hairpin curve, a woman has sued the county, claiming that the 10 mph speed limit, 90-degree arrow, and directional chevrons throughout the curve were inadequate warnings. Read Story (36%, 73 Votes)
  • Ticketed by a red-light camera, an attorney filed a class action lawsuit against the city of New Orleans, declaring that the cameras "deprive us of our constitutional rights." Read Story (13%, 27 Votes)

Total Voters: 203

Start Date: January 1, 2009 @ 3:11 pm
End Date: January 31, 2009 @ 3:11 pm

November 2008

  • The city of Detroit employee who sued the city, saying her co-worker's perfume caused her to have difficulty breathing and made it impossible for her to work. Read Story (9%, 95 Votes)
  • By denying an appeal, the Supreme Court of Canada upheld a decision that those "functionally disabled by obesity" get two seats for one fare. Read Story (22%, 225 Votes)
  • Accusing several corporations of brain-wave control, satanic rituals and witchcraft, a man has filed a lawsuit seeking $2 billion in damages. Read Story (34%, 350 Votes)
  • After a student was suspended for admittedly hacking into a school computer, he and his parents sued the school to overturn his suspension. Read Story (11%, 117 Votes)
  • After a man left his cell phone behind at a fast food restaurant and nude photos of his wife found their way to the internet, he and his wife sued the restaurant for suffering, embarrassment, and the cost of moving to a new home. Read Story (24%, 237 Votes)

Total Voters: 1,024

Start Date: November 1, 2008 @ 1:22 am
End Date: November 30, 2008 @ 1:22 am

October 2008

  • The eBay seller who sued his customer after the customer left negative feedback regarding their transaction. Read Story (31%, 5 Votes)
  • The not-so-jolly Old St. Nick who sued a shopping center to keep his $175-an-hour job when the new owners decided to replace him with a Santa who'd work for less. Read Story (25%, 4 Votes)
  • The blonde woman who accidentally dyed her hair brown and sued the maker of the dye for ruining her social life because she missed the attention that blondes receive. Read Story (19%, 3 Votes)
  • The Starbucks customer who sued when her cup's lid dislodged and her scalding coffee spilled on her. Read Story (25%, 4 Votes)
  • The woman who sued a restaurant chain for creating "an extremely dangerous condition" after she slipped on peanut shells. Read Story (0%, 0 Votes)

Total Voters: 16

Start Date: October 6, 2008 @ 12:48 am
End Date: October 31, 2008 @ 2:54 pm

May 2009

  • After a Tennessee woman gave a cheeseburger to a homeless man outside a restaurant, he shouted, threw the burger at her, and said he just wanted money. She called him an "ungrateful bastard," and he subsequently attacked her. She is now suing the restaurant and a neighboring liquor store for providing "an environment to crime." Read Story (25%, 1,251 Votes)
  • While handling wax she had microwaved herself, a woman suffered burns because it had boiled over its container. She is now suing the wax's manufacturer for "placing such dangerous products into the stream of commerce." Read Story (47%, 2,380 Votes)
  • Claiming that shooting t-shirt projectiles is an "abnormally dangerous activity," a man is suing the Chicago White Sox claiming he suffered a back injury when fans tussled over a free t-shirt fired into the stands. Read Story (4%, 184 Votes)
  • A 78-year-old woman removed from a senior center because she "used abusive language and engaged in physically threatening conduct" is now suing to be readmitted, claiming that the center's code of conduct is vague and overly broad. Read Story (3%, 151 Votes)
  • An 8-year-old boy rushed to get ice cream and knocked down a teacher's aide, who subsequently sued him. Read Story (18%, 901 Votes)
  • After the Brooklyn Philharmonic orchestra abruptly cut short the performance of his magnum opus allegedly in order to avoid paying musicians overtime, the composer sued. Read Story (3%, 144 Votes)

Total Voters: 5,011

Start Date: May 1, 2009 @ 12:41 am
End Date: May 31, 2009 @ 8:32 am


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