34 Lawsuits So Ludicrous It’s Hard to Believe They Were Filed – Part 2

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26Almond Milk Lawsuit

In 2013, the Federal District Court in San Francisco dismissed a lawsuit from Dairy Farmers to rename Almond Milk to “Nut Juice” for false advertising since “Nuts don’t Lactate.” It was rejected as “No reasonable consumer would mistake a product like soy milk or almond milk with dairy milk from a cow.”


27. Snake Oil was a real product sold by the Clark Stanley Company and in 1917 the U.S. Government had a bottle of it tested, but discovered that it contained inert ingredients and no actual oils extracted from snakes. The government sued and won damages of $20.


28. Billionaire Daniel Keith Ludwig froze his genetic material, believing that his estranged ex-wife’s daughter might challenge his will after his death. 40 years later, and after his death, she sued the estate and lost, because DNA analysis proved he wasn’t her father.


29. In 1971, a US man named Gerald Mayo filed a lawsuit in the District Court of Pennsylvania. He was suing Satan, for making him fall down. The judge rejected “Mayo v Satan”, pointing out that Mayo did not provide appropriate directions for the US Marshals to serve the summons to Satan.


30. There have been lawsuits against God. One suit, filed by State Senator Ernie Chambers in 2008, was eventually thrown out because the “Almighty was not properly served due to his unlisted home address.”


31Blue Man Group Lawsuit

A man sued Blue Man Group claiming he suffered permanent damage to his esophagus when the performers shoved a camera down his throat. It was revealed that it was a camera trick and nothing entered the man’s mouth as the live footage was actually a prerecorded medical video.


32. Jonathan Lee Riches got the Guinness world record for having filed the highest number of lawsuits in the world. When he heard of this, he sued the Guinness Book of World Records.


33. In 1997, three men from Yemen sued NASA for trespassing on Mars. They claimed that they inherited the planet from their ancestors 3,000 years ago.


34. In 2016, Dweezil Zappa, Frank Zappa’s son was sued by his father's estate in a trademark dispute for using the Zappa name.

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