Dec 17, 2019 - 1:30pm

What’s the Most Ridiculous Lawsuit of 2019?


Senior Director of Communications, U.S. Chamber Institute for Legal Reform

Faces of Lawsuit Abuse went to Times Square in New York City to ask people what they thought was the Most Ridiculous Lawsuit of 2019. Which do you think deserves the crown this year? Read the full list below and watch the videos! Leave your pick in the comments:

A man is suing Popeyes for $5,000 because he couldn’t get a $3.99 chicken sandwich.

A Washington D.C. man sued Godiva after he bought $15,000 worth of chocolate, claiming the company commits “massive fraught” by labeling their treats as premium Belgium chocolate because they’ve made in the U.S.

An independent California coffeeshop was sued because it doesn’t put cancer warning labels on its coffee. California law requires businesses to put warning labels on products to let people know they have been exposed to chemicals that might cause cancer.

A man sued Friendly’s ice cream because he claimed its vanilla ice cream doesn’t contain real vanilla.

NBA player David West’s $45 million contract with the New Orleans Hornets was almost up in 2010 when he sued to get $1.5.million from the Deepwater Horizon oil rig settlement because he claimed he earned less in 2010 than in 2009…but it had NOTHING to do with the oil spill. West’s contract paid him more in the first years and less in the last year.

A woman sued a dairy alternative company because she says it’s buttery vegan spread isn’t real butter. The lawsuit claims the packaging confuses consumers because it uses words like “melts” and “spreads.”

One-A-Day Vitamin was sued for $600 million over the health claims of its multivitamin.

A woman sued New York City and Showtime, claiming she fell down the stairs after being scared by a Dexter poster in a subway station.

A woman sued Blistex, claiming the lip balm isn’t .15 ounces because it’s hard to get the balm at the bottom of the stick.

An animal hospital sued a man who wrote a negative review online after his dog died. The man now owes $26,000 in legal fees.

The online game Fortnite was sued for using a dance move a [young player entered into a contest to have the move used in the game, even though the rules made clear the players wouldn’t be paid.

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Shira Rawlinson
Senior Director of Communications, U.S. Chamber Institute for Legal Reform

Shira Rawlinson is the senior director of communications for the U.S. Chamber Institute for Legal Reform.