Courtroom cases are filled with hundreds of lawsuits a day. They’re everywhere. We love them for their drama and intrigue, which is probably why Judge Judy and The People’s Court became so popular. A good portion of the time, lawsuits are legit and need to be heard. But, let’s be honest, all the others are usually just a get-rich-quick scheme. However, it’s not just lawsuits. Even criminal cases have dipped their feet in the bizarre, making very little sense at all. Want to hear about why some of these people are going to court? Here are the 25 Strangest Courtroom Cases That Actually Happened.
Man Sued His Employers Because His Job Was Too Boring
Most people get bored with their jobs every now and then, but they never sue their companies for it. Well, 44-year-old Fredric Desnard did just that, suing his company for a job that was so boring he was left, “depressed, destroyed, and ashamed.” With no chance of promotion and all his responsibilities stripped away, he eventually quit and his case is waiting to be heard.
The Judas Priest Subliminal Message Trial
In 1985, two teenagers listened to Judas Priest and then shot themselves. One died and the other suffered severe facial injuries. The parents sued the band and the label, claiming it was because of Judas Priest’s subliminal messages in the record that lead to their suicide. However, the teenagers had a long, disturbing history, and the judge ruled in favor of Judas Priest.
Nursing Student Failed Test Twice - Sued Her School for Not Helping with Her Anxiety
After nursing student Jennifer Burbella failed her final exam twice, she sued her school, claiming they didn’t do enough to accommodate her anxiety and depression. She’s sought $75,000 in damages, but would rather take the test again and pass it.
Florida Woman Sued FedEx for Package Left at Her Front Door
FedEx must place thousands of boxes in front of doorsteps a day. If you’re expecting a package, that’s the first place you look. However, this woman claims to have tripped and fallen over her package laying on the front doorstep and decided to sue FedEx for severe physical pain, anguish, and humiliation. Apparently, the driver put the box too close to the door and didn’t warn her.
Radio Contestant Sued the Station after Finding Out Her "New Car" Was Just a Toy
Cathy McGowan expected to get a brand new car after she answered the question correctly on the radio. Imagine her surprise when she got a toy car in the mail. She quickly sued the radio station for misleading her into thinking she’d won a new car. To her delight, she won the trial, and the judge ordered she be granted the Renault Clio she was promised.