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8 outrageous lawsuits

August 19, 2010

One of the benefits of living in a democratic country with a well-established judicial system is the opportunity to use the courts to achieve justice and set wrongs right. But there is a drawback — some folks go to court about things that make most of us shake our heads.

Take a look at these odd cases and judge for yourself.

* All Toys Are Not Equal: Jodee Berry, a Hooter’s waitress in Florida, thought she’d won the new Toyota from a restaurant’s sales contest. The prize was actually a toy Yoda, so she sued. The force was with Berry: The out-of-court settlement in May 2002 allowed her to pick out any Toyota car she wanted.
* School Responsible for Bad Break-Up: In February 2004, a New York court ordered a school district to pay a former student $375,000 when his two-year affair with a school secretary ended.

Full list at http://money.howstuffworks.com/8-outrageous-lawsuits.htm#mkcpgn=kaw1

Amplify’d from holykaw.alltop.com

8 outrageous lawsuits

One of the benefits of living in a democratic country with a well-established judicial system is the opportunity to use the courts to achieve justice and set wrongs right. But there is a drawback — some folks go to court about things that make most of us shake our heads.

Take a look at these odd cases and judge for yourself.

  • All Toys Are Not Equal: Jodee Berry, a Hooter’s waitress in Florida, thought she’d won the new Toyota from a restaurant’s sales contest. The prize was actually a toy Yoda, so she sued. The force was with Berry: The out-of-court settlement in May 2002 allowed her to pick out any Toyota car she wanted.

  • School Responsible for Bad Break-Up: In February 2004, a New York court ordered a school district to pay a former student $375,000 when his two-year affair with a school secretary ended.

Full list at HowStuffWorks.com.

Total aggregation of HowStuffWorks.com.

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