Speaking of ridiculous lawsuits, a woman sued Starbucks for putting too much ice into her iced drinks. She claimed that they overfilled it with ice to hide how little of the beverage there were in the cups. She has filed a lawsuit as of about a month ago, with the requested amount of $5 million damages awarded. The customer hopes to make Starbucks accountable and change its practices in the future, possibly with larger cups or at least advertising the correct amount of the actual beverage.
Creed Show Disappointment
Fans who went to a Creed show in 2002 filed a lawsuit, claiming disappointment with the performance. The intoxicated lead singer could not properly sing his songs. The lawsuit filed on behalf of the nearly 15,000 individuals who went to the concert, in the amount of $20 million. The band did not end up having to pay anything, as the court threw it out completely. However, there was damage done to their reputation that caused them to disband for some time.
Lost Pants Craziness
Judge Pearson brought pants to a family-run Korean dry cleaning business in 2005. They informed him that they were not done within a day, and to come back the next day. When he did, his pants went missing. Pearson became irate and refused offers of money to buy a new suit. He exaggerated costs for a rental car he would have to get to go to new cleaners, as well as his emotional distress. He asked for $65 million, then lowered it to $54 million.
The case went to court, hinged on the sign hanging in the establishment that said “Satisfaction Guaranteed.” The case was thrown out, and people rallied together to help the family pay their legal fees. In the end, Pearson had to pay some of their fees, and he also ruined his reputation as a judge.
Smelly Feet Battle
The ultimate of all ridiculous lawsuits involves a Dutch student. He offended many fellow classmates (and his professors as well) with the smell of his feet. Kicked out of his classes because it got so bad, he chose to go to the library to study. He often took his shoes off, and subsequently asked to leave there too. The student took his case to court, and it ruled that no student should be removed from class due to having smelly feet.