Wednesday, May 12, 2010

Is It Still a Frivolous Lawsuit If You Win?

One benefit of not actively practicing law for me is that I get told a lot fewer lawyer jokes. But here’s the story of a lawsuit that probably justifies all those lawyer jokes:

In 1996 an Israeli woman sued a TV station for predicting fair weather, prompting her to dress lightly and be rained upon later that day. She asked for $1000 for her resulting sickness which caused her to miss work. We don't know what's more strange: the fact that she actually sued over an act of nature, or the fact that she won (source).

Even I never thought seriously about suing the weatherman or weatherwoman. Looks like I missed a good bet.

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