U.S. Chamber of Commerce Releases List of Top Most Ridiculous Lawsuits of 2011


The U.S. Chamber of Commerce’s annual list of the most outrageous lawsuits in is always entertaining, and this year it doesn’t disappoint.

The top ten are as follows:

A convict sued a couple he kidnapped for not helping him evade police

A man illegally took a firearm into a bar and, after getting hurt in a dispute, he sued the bar for not searching him

A mother was sued by her adult children for sending them cards without gifts and supposedly playing favorites

One woman disagreed with a store’s 80-cent refund, so she sued them for $5 million

A mother filed a lawsuit against a preschool because she was unhappy with the child’s college prospects

A man in an age discrimination case expresses that the judge presiding over his case is too old

An obese man sued a burger joint because the booths were too small

A woman sued because she was not satisfied with the little amount of actual driving in the ‘Drive’ movie trailer

A cruise ship passenger sues because the ship was going too fast and was swaying

A mother sues Chuck E. Cheese because the games boost gambling in kids

ILR President Lisa Rickard says these lawsuits might be funny, but messing with the law is no joke. “ILR’s annual poll of ridiculous lawsuits helps to remind us that abusive lawsuits affect real people and real businesses, and can have harmful results to lives, jobs, and even our economic growth.”

SOURCE: U.S. Chamber of Commerce