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5 of the Most Unconventional Court Cases in America

More than 100 million court cases are filed every year. With that said, there are bound to be court cases that might strike you as bizarre, absurd, or just unbelievable. However, every case needs equal representation, and a lawyer that puts on a great defense for even the smallest of cases. If you are going to court soon, no matter the reason, Attorney John R. Teakell provides the best defense in Dallas. He has over 20 years of experience in the courtroom and has handled thousands of cases ranging from misdemeanors to federal death penalty cases. Rest assured that Attorney John R. Teakell has you covered. Let’s take a look at 5 of the most unconventional court cases in America.

Too Much Ice

A coffee company in Seatle was sued by Alexander Forouzesh, for having too much ice in their iced coffees. He argued that the company was cheating customers out of the coffee they paid for by overfilling the cups with ice. Although his frustration was can be understood by many, the case was dismissed by the judge who said that even children can understand the displacement of liquid in an ice-filled cup.

Lip Balm Doesn’t Twist All the Way

A cosmetic company was taken to court because the last bit of lip balm in a tube was impossible to use. The tip balm tube has a twist-up mechanism, but it doesn’t twist all the way up, leaving some of the balm inaccessible. The Ninth Circuit Court Appeals dismissed the complaint because the company accurately stated the amount of useable lip balm on the product label.

Trina Thompson Vs. Monroe College

In 2009, Trina Thomspon sued Monroe College, where she received her Bachelor’s degree in information technology. She sought $70,000 to reimburse her college tuition, as well as $2,000 for the stress she endured during her three-month job search. Thompson claimed that her school wasn’t trying hard enough to help her find employment. She didn’t win the case.

Wrong Pair of Trousers

Judge Roy Pearson sued Custom Cleaners, a neighborhood dry cleaner, in 2007. Why did he do it? They supposedly handed the wrong pair of pants back to him. He claimed that the pants he dropped off for an alteration weren’t the same ones and that the dry cleaner lost his real pair and replaced the trousers with another one. Judge Roy Pearson sued for $67 million but then lowered it to $53 million for the “fraud.” Since he didn’t have proof that these weren’t his trousers, he lost the case.

Chambers Vs. God Lawsuit

Ernie Chambers, Nebraska Senator and activist, filed a lawsuit against God. He sued God for “widespread death, destruction and terrorization of millions upon millions of the Earth’s inhabitants.” The reason for his lawsuit was to show citizens that they could bring any complaint before a court of law. God could not make it to court, so the case was dropped.

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