In 1508, Autun, France pressed charges on rats for destroying barley crops. The lawyer representing the rats argued that the court’s summons wasn’t specific enough to his clients, and that Autun’s cat population made it unsafe for his clients to come to court. The rats were acquitted.
Mcdonald’s stopped using beef tallow in their French fries after a wealthy heart attack survivor spent $3 million dollars on full page newspaper ads calling out the chain for their unhealthy menu.
The most controversial poster of 1969, which prompted the Girl Scouts to file suit. Although a judge threw out the case, citing no evidence that the organization had suffered any damages. via weirduniverse.net 00
In 1995 an inmate tried to sue himself for $5 Million because he violated his own civil rights by getting arrested – then asked the state to pay because he has no income in jail. 00
Keanu Reeves was sued by a woman who suggested that he used hypnosis and impersonated her ex-husband to impregnate her. She sought $3 million in spousal support from the actor, and $150,000/month, retroactively, in child support. DNA test proved he was not the father and the suit was thrown out. 00
A Montana State University Professor sued Walmart because they put his occupation as “Toilet Cleaner” on his fishing license. 00
A Chicago grocery store ran an ad congratulating Michael Jordan on entering the NBA Hall of Fame. Jordan sued and won $8.9 million for using his name. 00
When Eminem was sued in 2003 by the bully, DeAngelo Bailey for slandering him in the song “Brain Damage”, the judge threw out the case and provided the ruling by rapping it. 00
A man once sued Satan for depriving him of his constitutional rights. The judge dismissed the case because the plaintiff had not included instructions for how a U.S. Marshal could serve process on Satan. 00
The Beastie Boys won a lawsuit against a company for the unauthorized use of their song “Girls” and had the $1 Million settlement donated to a charity supporting education for girls. 00