Stupid Small Business Lawsuits

Nina L. Kaufman, Esq.

Nina L. Kaufman, Esq.

Nina L. Kaufman, Esq., owner of Ask The Business Lawyer, is an award-winning business attorney, speaker, and Entrepreneur Magazine online contributor. She saves consulting and professional services companies time, money, and aggravation by serving as their outsourced legal counsel.

Posted on January 23, 2012 in Disputes

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A few years ago, there was a short-lived TV show called “€œKids Say the Darndest Things“. Well, in a similar vein, people bring lawsuits for the darndest reasons . . . which is why entrepreneurs are well-advised to protect themselves legally.

But rather than get on my soapbox about protection, for today, let’€™s have a giggle about the stupid reasons that people sue other companies. As reported in the Southeast Texas Record, here are a few gems making their way through court systems around the world:

  • A judge sues a dry cleaner establishment for $54 million for misplacing a pair of pants
  • A woman sues a candy company for making a chewy candy . . . chewy
  • A man sues to raise the speed limit after getting too many traffic tickets
  • In the Netherlands, a woman sued for emotional trauma from having lost the lottery.

Read on for more . . . !


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