7 of the strangest lawsuits making headlines

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

Boorish Bosses

The world’s worst boss award goes to the management of the Sutton Place Restaurant and Bar in New York City, who allegedly enforced a “no fatties” policy for female staff members. Kristen McRedmond and Alexandria Lipton sued the sports bar for $15 million in 2006, claiming that managers not only subjected them to sexual comments and unwanted touching but that they also weighed waitresses and posted the results online. The two women say they were fired after complaining about restaurant policies.

Religious Row

Texas Tussle

In the future, patented steak may lead to some courtroom tussles. But two Texas steakhouses are currently locked in a legal battle, not over their signature dish, but over a lobster baked potato. The Longhorn Steakhouse Restaurant and Longhorn Steak & Ale opened in Corpus Christi in 1989. The trouble began a few years ago when LongHorn Steakhouse, a Florida-based chain run by Darden restaurants, began running ads in Corpus Christi, even though the company has no restaurants in the area.

Faulty Furniture

Leah Angle and Hardy Moore were trying to make their house a home by renting furniture from a Houston, Texas, Rent-A-Center. Instead, the two say they were traumatized when they discovered the furniture was infested with bed bugs.

Missing Meals

Striptease Spying

What happens in Vegas stays in Vegas, unless there are hidden cameras around. Instructors of a popular “Stripper 101” class and performance are suing the show’s producer, claiming they were secretly recorded in their dressing room. Women have been coming to the show since it opened in 2006, hoping to learn pole dancing, lap dancing and striptease skills from professional exotic dancers.

Alanna Byrne

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