Friday, June 26, 2009

Best (or Worst) Law Suits Ever Filed

The Top Ten most ridiculous law suits ever filed was compiled by The Independent (UK).
  1. The man who sued Budweiser after drinking the beer which brought him no hot women.
  2. The prisoner who sued himself for violating his own civil liberties.
  3. The Judge, Roy Peterson, who sued the dry cleaners for $65M after they lost his pants.
  4. The Turkish city of Batman who sued "Batman" the movie.
  5. The 77 year old man who sued the 19 year old girl who said 'no' to his sexual advances.
  6. A driver who sued the family of the cyclist he killed for damages to his car.
  7. The Michael Jordan look-a-like who sued Nike for making Jordan too recognizable.
  8. The parents who sued Oliver Stone after their kids saw his movie and went on a crime spree.
  9. The man who demanded his cheating wife return the kidney he donated to her.
  10. The copyright battle over two separate recordings of silence.
Number ten on the list is pretty good but I don't think any of them can beat Mr. Jack Ass's law suit against Viacomm. In 1997, a Montana man legally changed his name to Jack Ass. A few years later, MTV began airing "jackass" the TV show. Mr. Ass claimed that MTV had plagiarized and defamed his name. Ass's lawsuit states that Viacomm is "liable for injury to my reputation that I have built and defamation of my character which I have worked hard to create."

Apparently, he had a hard time finding the "right" attorney for the case. "I couldn't find an attorney. Listen, lawyers are not just going to pipe up--they're not going to say they don't have courage. They give me lame excuses. One is too busy. They won't do it on contingency (what why not?). Some say I may have a case and they want to look deeper. Then they don't call back."

So what do you do when you've got a great case and you can't find an attorney to help you out? Well, you represent yourself. Ass filed the suit on his own and said "Anyone can do it. You do some research. And there's some rules you have to learn." Apparently

I wonder if in all his research he learned what a 12(b)6 motion is?


  1. im looking an lds lawyer to help me to recover the refund of my tuition fee to one of the school in the also an lds member here in the philippines.its hard for me to go to uk to pursue my case. please help
    gerardo flamingco

  2. Gerardo, if you are seeking to recover tuition in the UK, you probably need to speak with a lawyer in that jurisdiction. You should probably consider attorneys of any faith, unless you feel that your particular claim may be better understood by an LDS attorney. My best advice is to contact someone from the JRCLS London chapter and ask if they know a lawyer who you could talk to.