7 of the strangest lawsuits making headlines

An alleged “Hobbit” rip-off, a spicy shot of tequila and five more strange lawsuits in the news

Absent Antioxidants

If you are looking to add antioxidants into your diet, drinking a 7-Up is probably not the place to start. But one California man is suing the drink’s maker, Dr. Pepper Snapple Group Inc., claiming that it falsely touted the health benefits of its 7-Up Cherry Antioxidant, Mixed Berry Antioxidant and Pomegranate Antioxidant drinks.

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Spicy Shot

Santa Song

Hidden Hole


Texting Team

There are probably many Buffalo Bills fans who don’t want constant reminders of the progress (or lack thereof) of their 3-6 football team, but not many have gone as far as Jerry Wojcik, who is suing the team for sending him excessive text messages. Wojcik signed up for a Bills program that would send him three to five text alerts per week for a year. But the team allegedly sent the fan six messages in one week, and seven messages some time later.

Hobbit Hubbub

The producers of the upcoming film “The Hobbit” are turning their attention from Smaug and Bilbo to do battle with the B-movie studio that is allegedly trying to mislead moviegoers with a similar film.

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