21. Three men from Yemen sued NASA for trespassing on Mars. They claimed that they inherited the planet from their ancestors around 3,000 years ago. – Source

22. The girl from Ipanema, who inspired the hit song, was sued by the copyright holders of the song for naming her boutique store “Girl from Ipanema”. – Source

23. Marshal Mathers AKA Eminem was sued by his mother, who frequently made slanderous remarks about her in his songs. She sued him for $10 Million dollars but was in the end awarded only $1,600. – Source

24. A woman sued Walmart for charging her $1.00 on a $0.98 item and was awarded $180.00, making it the most successful lawsuit with the award being 9000 times the disputed amount – Source

25. The Vin Diesel film “A Man Apart” was originally titled “Diablo”, until they were sued by Blizzard Entertainment for infringement on the game’s name. – Source

26. A Michigan woman sued the makers of the movie Drive because the film wasn’t as action-packed as the trailers had described. – Source

27. In 2003, Monsanto sued a milk producer for advertising hormone-free milk. – Source

28. George Bush’s grandfather, the late US senator Prescott Bush, was a director and shareholder of companies that profited from their involvement with the financial backers of Nazi Germany and the family was later sued by Auschwitz survivors. – Source

29. John Fogerty was sued by his CCR record label after his solo career got popular, for sounding too much like himself. – Source

30. Ford Motor Company was once sued for breaching its duty to shareholders when it tried to keep corporate profits low in order to benefit consumers and its workers. – Source

31. A woman sued two teenage girls for knocking on her door to give her cookies, causing her to have an anxiety attack, for $900. She won. – Source

32. Until the Great Depression, a man could be sued for monetary damages if he broke off an engagement; if he’d already had sex with his fiancée, damages were “greatly increased.” – Source

33. YMCA sued the Village People for violating their trademark with the song “YMCA,” but later dropped the lawsuit after noticing a sharp rise in membership. – Source

34. A 4-year-old was sued for accidentally running her training bike into an elderly woman, who later died from complications. The judge said that the 4-year-old should have “appreciated the danger of riding a bicycle into an elderly woman.” – Source

35. A mom was arrested for ‘child abandonment’ after letting her children play outside. She later sued the police force and the neighbor, who called the police on her. – Source

36. Pizza Hut sued Papa John’s because they felt “fresher ingredients” didn’t result in “better pizza” – Source

37. When William Jennens died with no will, his descendants sued each other for the inheritance. The court battle lasted for 130 years and ended when the lawyers had exhausted their fortunes. – Source

38. Ken Kesey; author of “One Flew Over the Cuckoo’s Nest”, sued the producers of the movie for “butchering” his novel. – Source

39. McDonald’s sued a health company called McWellness because McDonald’s claimed they could possibly enter the healthcare industry in the future. – Source

 

 

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Last Update: July 30, 2023