More Bizarre Lawsuits

Just when you thought you’ve seen the craziest and most bizarre lawsuits, lawyer and solicitor Glenn Duker is back again with three more ridiculous stories to share.

The Hot Coffee Lawsuit (Liebeck v. McDonalds Restaurant)

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In 1992, 79-year-old Stella Liebeck from Albuquerque, New Mexico, bought a cup of coffee from a drive-through McDonald’s. Liebeck was sitting in the passenger seat of the car, pulled over so she could add sugar to her coffee. As she removed the lid, she spilled the entire cup of coffee on her lap, burning her legs.

As she suffered third degree burns on her thighs, buttocks and groin, she required eight days of hospitalisation to undergo skin grafting, and two years of medical treatment thereafter. She successfully sued the fast food chain and received $160,000 in damages.

One Napkin Case

McDonalds is yet again in the firing line with this lawsuit. A man tried to sue McDonald’s for $US 1.5 million for the emotional distress of receiving only one napkin with his meal.

Webster Lucas ordered a Quarter Pounder Deluxe in Pacoima, Calif., in January 2014, and confronted the manager to ask for more napkins.

According to Lucas, the manager not only refused but “began to develop a nasty attitude”, making a racist comment and “mumbling something about ‘you people’.

African American Lucas said the ordeal had left him with "undue mental anguish" which rendered him unfit for work.

The Ugly Baby Case

In a 2012 case that garnered widespread notoriety through social media, a Chinese man sued his wife for giving birth to an extremely ugly baby.

When his daughter was born, Jian Feng could not believe that he and his beautiful wife produced such a hideous child. It was later revealed that his wife has undergone multiple surgeries to achieve her looks, and that the child was indeed theirs. So he took his wife to court, claiming that she had tricked him into marrying her. Incredibly, he won $75,000 in damages as the court ruled that his wife had indeed used “false premises” to lure him.

If you find yourself in a bizarre situation and believe a lawsuit is in order, give lawyer and solicitor Glenn Duker a call today for expert advice.

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