AMERICA'S MOST NOTORIOUS AND EXTRAORDINARY LAWSUITS
McDonald's sued for $1.5 million by customer after employee called 'Angel' only gave him one NAPKIN with his meal
FIVE OF AMERICA'S MOST NOTORIOUS AND EXTRAORDINARY LAWSUITS
America is arguably the home of the outlandish lawsuits.
The annals of legal history are filled with people launching and winning massive payouts for the most extraordinary of reasons.
1. A woman failed with a $3m lawsuit against Starbucks after suffering severe burns after spilling tea on herself.
Rachel Moltner, 78, from Manhattan, claimed a double cup served from an outlet of the world's largest coffee chain was defective.
She spilled tea onto her left leg and foot when she tried to remove the lid from a 'venti'-sized cup, causing burns that required a skin graft.
However, the 2nd U.S. Circuit Court of Appeals upheld a lower court’s dismissal of her claim for damages.
Moltner was in a coffee shop on Manhattan’s Upper East Side when the accident happened in February 2008.
2.A case which has gone down in legal folklaw involved Merv Grazinski who set his Winnebago on cruise control, slid away from the wheel and went back to fix a cup of coffee.
The Winnebago unsurprisingly crashed.
Grazinski blamed the manufacturer of the motor homes, above, for not warning against such a maneuver in the owner's manual. He sued and won $1.75 million.
3.In 2007, a man sued a family-run dry cleaners for more than $65million after it lost one pair of his trousers 5 million for one pair of pants.
The Superior Court judge threw out the claim, which he called 'vexatious litigation' and awarded damages to the dry cleaners.
4.In 2006, A man from Portland, Oregon, sued sports giant Nike because he looked like basketball star Michael Jordan.
He launched the legal action 'for defamation and permanent injury' - plus $364 million in 'punitive damage for emotional pain and suffering'.
He claimed that he was constantly being mistaken for the star - despite being three inches shorter, 25lbs lighter and eight years older than the star.
He was convinced to drop the lawsuit by Nike's lawyers.
5.In 2005, A man from Burnsville, Minnesota, sued magicians David Blaine and David Copperfield because, he claimed, the illusionists were using 'godly powers' to defy the laws of physics.
He said that since he was God they must 'somehow' be stealing that power from him. The case did not go further.
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