What are the most unbelievable lawsuits out there? When it comes to inexplicable, unbelievable, or downright idiotic lawsuits, legal courts around the world have heard it all. We’ve searched high and low and selected 7 of the most unbelievable lawsuits to ever reach a court. Prepare to be both shocked and amused!
So, let’s take a look at the countdown.
No. 7: A Case of Mistaken Identity
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Who would mind being mistaken for a popular celebrity? Apparently, Allen Heckard from Oregon does. In 2006 he sued both Michael Jordan and the Nike Company for the emotional pain and suffering his resemblance to the basketball superstar caused him.
No. 6: Gokey v Gokey
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Curtis Gokey from Lodi, California sued the city for damages that had occurred when the driver of a dump truck backed into his own. What’s so unbelievable about this case, you may ask. Well, the problem is that the driver of that dump truck happened to be none other than Mr. Gokey himself. The claim was dismissed on grounds that you cannot sue yourself.
No. 5: The Wave Thief
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While it is perfectly understandable that a surfer would get annoyed when a fellow sportsman steals a wave that was right in front of them, it is more than unbelievable why someone would take such a claim to court. Well, a California surfer found this to be a perfectly valid claim and sued the wave thief for the pain and suffering endured. The case was naturally dismissed.
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