25 Strangest Courtroom Cases That Actually Happened

Posted by , Updated on July 14, 2017

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.

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Woman Sued Restaurant after Being Hit by a Flying Dinner Roll

LambertsCafeSource: http://www.facesoflawsuitabuse.org

When you eat at Lambert’s Cafe in Missouri, you expect rolls to be thrown around. Even on the outside sign, it reads, “Lambert Cafe – www.throwedrolls.com” and they’re all over the restaurant as well. One lady apparently forgot about all that as she forgot to dodge a roll coming her way, and it hit her in the eye. She sued the restaurant for $25,000.

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I am the Beast Etc. vs. Michigan State Police

2006_Michigan_State_Police_Dodge_Charger_1Source: https://en.wikisource.org/wiki/I_Am_The_Beast_etc._v._Michigan_State_Police

Edmond Frank MacGillivray Jr. filed a suit with the Michigan State Police, claiming he was mistreated and wanted 2 billion dollars. What’s even more strange, however, is the name he used for the trial:

I AM THE BEAST SIX SIX SIX OF THE LORD OF HOSTS IN EDMOND FRANK MACGILLIVRAY JR NOW. I AM THE BEAST SIX SIX SIX OF THE LORD OF HOSTS IEFMJN. I AM THE BEAST SIX SIX SIX OF THE LORD OF HOSTS. I AM THE BEAST SIX SIX SIX OTLOHIEFMJN. I AM THE BEAST SSSOTLOHIEFMJN. I AM THE BEAST SIX SIX SIX. BEAST SIX SIX SIX LORD, Plaintiff, v. MICHIGAN STATE POLICE; CITY POLICE OF LANSING; STATE OF MICHIGAN; INGHAM COUNTY 54A DISTRICT COURT; and INGHAM COUNTY JAIL, Defendants

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Two Women Filed a $40 Million Lawsuit over "Like, Five or Six Scratches"

Cleanup_of_2015_East_Village_explosion_and_fire_in_New_York_City_3Source: http://nypost.com

After a gas explosion took down an entire building, resulting in bodily harm and heavy loss of property by the tenants, two women, who lived in a building nearby, filed a 40 million dollar lawsuit, claiming mental trauma and physical harm of “like, five or six scratches.”

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American Man Sued Foster's for Not Being Brewed in Australia

FostersSource: http://www.dailymail.co.uk

New Yorker Leif Nelson drank Foster’s because he thought it was from the land down under. However, he was none too pleased to find out it’s actually brewed in Texas. Believing the company was false advertising, he sued them. He said he loved the product and would keep drinking it if they started brewing in Australia again.

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Man Sued Michael Jordan for Looking Like Him

Michael_Jordan_in_2014Source: http://nypost.com

Most people want to be like Mike, but not Allen Heckard. He was getting pretty tired of the number of people telling him he looked like Michael Jordan. In fact, he took it a step further. Claiming it was ruining his life, Heckard filed a lawsuit against Jordan for 52 million dollars, and he even blamed the Nike owner for helping contribute to his personal anguish and pain.

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