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6 of the strangest lawsuits making headlines

The following lawsuits exemplify the lighter, and sometimes bizarre, side of the corporate legal world.

Gary Busey

Busey Bust

Matthew Fox

Frivolous Fox


Investment Issues


Bundles of Surprise

Poker Face

“Spider-Man” actor and Tobey Maguire settled a lawsuit that sought repayment of $311,000 he allegedly won in secret, high-stakes poker games held at luxury hotels in Beverly Hills. According to the suit filed in March, Maguire’s poker winnings were paid with funds stolen by Bradley Ruderman, a Beverly Hills resident who stole from investors using an illegal Ponzi scheme.

Graveyard Grievance

A plot of land purchased 60 years ago in a Catholic cemetery was too small for the casket of Agnes Zimmick, so graveyard workers allegedly hopped on her casket and poked it with poles to try to force the casket into the ground. Zimmick’s family filed a lawsuit seeking a jury trial and at least $25,000 from the cemeteries association and from the Catholic Diocese of Pittsburgh. However, a cemetery executive called the claims “unfounded.”

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