44 Weirdest & Frivolous Lawsuits That Sound Too Ridiculous To Be True – Part 2

26The Goldwater Rule

The Goldwater Rule

“The Goldwater Rule” forbids psychiatrists from offering opinions on somebody they haven’t interviewed. It was created in response to Barry Goldwater suing Fact Magazine for $75,000 after they published “1189 Psychiatrists Think Goldwater is Psychologically Unfit to be President” in 1964.

27. A man who was napping under a tree and had his skull crushed by a 16-pound pinecone sued various governmental agencies in 2015 for $5 million due to the lack of warning signs.

28. In 2012, a man donated his kidney in order to save his younger sister but his efforts ended in vain when a nurse mistakenly disposed of the donated organ. Despite the success of the kidney transplant 3 months later, the family sued the hospital for their negligence.

29. In 1981, Disneyland was sued by the family of a 9-year-old girl, claiming that a performer in a Winnie the Pooh suit had hit her in the face, causing brain damage. The performer defended himself in court by wearing the costume and demonstrating that he was unable to hit anyone.

30. A couple sued AC/DC in 1981 for $250,000 because their telephone number in the song “Dirty Deeds Done Dirt Cheap” resulted in hundreds of prank calls.

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31Mt. Dew Lawsuit

Mt. Dew Lawsuit

In 2009, a man sued Pepsi after finding a dead mouse in his Mt. Dew. They responded by saying that if the mouse had been in the soda since its bottling, it would have dissolved.

32. In 1986, a woman who sought psychiatric help discovered memories of being in a satanic cult where she was forcibly raped, had to eat babies and as a consequence developed 120 different personalities to cope. The memories were later found to be false and the therapist was sued.

33. Ashley Madison, a dating website for married people who want to cheat on their spouses, was sued for $21 million by a former employee who says she damaged her wrists while typing up hundreds of fake profiles of women.

34. In 2011, a woman in France sued her husband and won $15,000 for not giving her enough sex during their marriage.

35. When a Holocaust denial group offered $50,000 dollars to “prove that Jews were gassed at Auschwitz,” a camp survivor, Mel Mermelstein sent them definitive proof. When they refused to pay, he sued them and he was given $90,000 when the court noted, “It is simply a fact.”