ILR’s Faces of Lawsuit Abuse campaign shines a spotlight on the abuses of the litigation system and their impact on consumers and businesses. Every year, Faces releases its annual list of the most ridiculous lawsuits, and 2021 was no exception for the truly absurd.
In a series of four videos, each segment pairs up two lawsuits and has them go head-to-head to “win” the prize of Most Ridiculous. Read about the cases below and watch the series to determine which lawsuit is The Most Ridiculous Lawsuit of 2021.
A man sued the Golden Nugget Casino in Atlantic City after losing almost half a million dollars while gambling. The man says the odds were stacked against him and blames the dice he was using. He wanted a payday from the casino.
A New Yorker sued Dunkin’ Donuts over their steak and egg sandwich. The man claims that the item shouldn’t cost more than Dunkin’s other breakfast sandwiches because it is made with minced Angus beef rather than “steak”.
Who won this round of most ridiculous? The gambler who sued the Golden Nugget Casino.
2. Kings Hawaiian Sweet Rolls vs. Golf Cart Accident
A man sued King’s Hawaiian sweet rolls and wanted a lot of dough for his suffering. He claims he bought the rolls thinking they came from Hawaii because the bag says the company was established in the Aloha State.
But the back of the package clearly states the rolls are made in a California bakery.
Six golfers were driving four golf carts and got into two crashes–one after the other. After one golf cart crashed, the second swerved and landed upside down. The golfers sued the course. It took ten years, but the lawsuit was eventually tossed.
Want to take a guess who won this round? The man who sued Kings Hawaiian.
This lawsuit features another New Yorker who filed a lawsuit against Pop-Tarts over the amount of strawberries in their Frosted Strawberry Pop-Tarts. The lawsuit claims the fruit filling in the strawberry pastry contains more than just strawberries; it also has pears and apples. But all the ingredients are listed on the box.
A woman sued Folgers because she says their canisters don’t make enough servings of coffee. The plaintiff claims that she hasn’t brewed as many cups of coffee as the can claims can be made and wanted Folgers to pay more than five million dollars in fees and damages.
In this ridiculous round, the winner is the Pop-Tarts lawsuit.
4. Mrs. Smith’s Pies vs. Tootsie Rolls
A recent lawsuit against Mrs. Smith’s Original Flaky Crust Pies claims the pies don’t contain enough butter, and the plaintiff in this case wanted $5 million. Luckily, a judge didn’t let this lawsuit bake for too long and threw it out.
A plaintiff sued Tootsie Rolls, claiming the candy is “immoral” and “unethical” because he says it’s “unfair” that their candies are made with sugar and trans fats instead of healthier ingredients. He also says that delicious sugar and fat create an unfair candy marketplace for Tootsie Rolls’ competitors.
Who do you think won this round for most ridiculous? The Tootsie Roll lawsuit.
Which lawsuit claimed the top “prize” of the Most Ridiculous? The case that claims Tootsie Rolls are immoral.
We’ll see you next year for the Most Ridiculous Lawsuits of 2022.
Visit Faces of Lawsuit of Abuse to watch these videos and more.