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18 Crazy Court Cases That Actually Happened

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1. Family sued “Natural Born Killers” movie producers

Patsy Ann Byers was left paralyzed in 1995 after Sarah Edmondson and Benjamin Darrus went on a crime spree after watching Natural Born Killers. This led the family of Byers to file a case against the makers of the movie, including Oliver Stone and Warner Brothers.



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2. Prisoner sued prison administration

A prisoner who was convicted in a single cell got infuriated after his prison administrator failed to give him free deodorant. He sued the prison administration but the case was later dismissed.


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3. Robert Lee Brock sued himself

Robert Lee Brock was a prisoner in Virginia in 1995. One day, he decided to be removed from prison so he could enter a mental institution. To make this happen, he decided to sue himself for $50 million, claiming that he committed a crime while he was drunk. In the end, the case was dismissed and he failed to get his transfer.


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4. Cleanthi Peters sued Universal Studios 

In 2000, a man named Cleanthi Peters filed a $14,000 case against Universal Studios, claiming that she suffered extreme fear and mental stress after visiting the Halloween Horror Nights Haunted House of Universal Studios, which she found too scary.


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5. Rapist filed a case against Providence Hospital 

In 2002, a man named Edward Brewer filed a $2-million case against Providence Hospital, saying that its security failed to prevent him from committing rape against one of its patients.


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6. Husband sued his wife

In the past, a man named Peter Wellis divorced his wife and did not want to pay compensation. He sued her on grounds of sperm theft, saying that she did not tell him that she was using birth control pills.


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7. Woman sued a nightclub

Kara Walton wanted to enter a certain nightclub through its toilet window so she would not have to pay the $3.5 entrance fee. As a result, she fell down the floor and knocked out her two front teeth. In the end, the woman was awarded $12,000 and got all her dental expenses paid.


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8. Romanian prisoner sued God

Pavel M., a Romanian prisoner, had been serving 20 years in prison for murder when he sued God for failing to keep him from the influence of the devil. Apparently, the case was dismissed.


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9. Terrence Dickson filed a case against house owners

A man named Terrence Dickson broke into a house and tried to leave through its garage. Since the garage door was malfunctioning, he decided to use the house door. For some reasons, he got locked up inside the garage and had to stay there for eight days since the house owners were on a vacation then. He filed a $500,000 case against the house owners, claiming that he had suffered from severe depression and mental damage for what happened.


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10. Woman sued a widow

A woman who got a man riding a snowmobile killed sued the wife of her victim, claiming that she got psychologically shocked after witnessing the death of her husband.


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11. Lawyer filed a case against GTE California

A lawyer from Southern California sued GTE California after his name was listed in its GTE Yellow Pages Directory under the heading “Reptiles.” He sought damages in excess of $100,000 and claimed that the incident caused him to become the target of bad jokes and rude telephone calls.


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12. Woman sued a local radio station

A woman named Cathy McGowan from the United States won a local radio competition after answering a question on Radio Buxton right. The local radio said she was going to get a Renault Clio as a prize, but when she arrived at the radio station, she only got a toy car. She filed a case against the radio station and the latter was ordered to pay her $28,000.


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13. Diabetic patient sued Minnesota

Kathy Kelly, a diabetic patient, sued the city of Minnesota after she slipped into the Canal Park’s Fountain, sustained a laceration to her left lower shin and had her cut infected due to diabetes. Her fall was caused by a detergent dumped by a prankster into the fountain four hours earlier. In the end, she was awarded $125,000 and her $43,000 medical expenses was paid by the other party.


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14. Trina Thompson sued her school

In 2009, Trina Thompson of New York filed a $72,000 case against her alma mater, Monroe College, after she was unable to find a decent job months after completing her Bachelor’s Degree in Information Technology. She sought to recoup the $70,000 she had spent in her tuition from her school.


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15. Two teens filed a case against a house owner

While trespassing on private property, Jeffrey Kline and Brett Birdwell got themselves burned after they touched an uninsulated wire. The two teenagers sued the owner of the house and received a combined $24.2 million after the trial.


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16. Dukes family sued Sea World

In 1999, a man named Daniel Dukes got killed by a whale at Sea World. To achieve his lifelong dream of swimming with a whale, he hid himself from the security guards of Sea World so he could stay at the park after closing. After his death, his parents sued Sea World on account of failure to display public warnings that the whale could actually kill people.


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17. New Yorker sued Subway

A 27-year old man from New York sued Subway after he took a bite of his sandwich and found a knife in its bread. He sued Subway for $1,000,000 because of food poisoning, which he said he had gotten from the filthy plastic handle of the knife.


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18. Christopher Roller sued David Blaine and David Copperfield

Christopher Roller sued David Blaine and David Copperfield for defying the laws of physics and even demanded them to reveal their magic tricks to him. He also believed that the two magicians were using godly powers, and because he believed he was God, it was his powers that the magicians were stealing.


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