7 of the strangest lawsuits making headlines

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


Angry Analyst


Sizeable Stock

In a case that the judge has dubbed “a new version of the Beverly Hillbillies,” the family members of a California man claim that an antique stock certificate entitles them to a $130-million share in the Coca-Cola Co.

© Luke Ford

Hairy Hullabaloo

Hair-removal company Radiancy Inc. has joined the never-ending list of companies suing Kim Kardashian. The reality star endorses hair removal products for rival company TRIA, claiming that she no longer needs razors or shaving cream. But Radiancy says those claims are exaggerated, as TRIA cannot permanently remove hair and is not safe to use on all body parts.

© Alan Light

Raging Rocky

Sylvester Stallone has brought down Apollo Creed, Clubber Lang and most of the Hope, Wash. police force, and now he’s setting his sights on the “unscrupulous” contractor who ruined his kitchen remodeling job.

Immoral Illusionist

Terrific Tipper

When Moorhead, Minn. waitress Stacy Knutson saw that a customer had forgotten a takeout box at her table, she rushed after her to return it. After the woman simply said, “No, I’m good. You keep it,” Knutson opened the box and found a $12,000 tip.

House of Horrors

There were only supposed to be four people living in the New Jersey rental home. But soon after Michele Callan, her fiancé Josue Chinchilla and her two children moved in, they began to suspect that they had some uninvited—and otherworldly—guests. Doors mysteriously opened and closed, strange voices whispered threatening messages and clothes flew from the closets.  

Alanna Byrne

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