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August 14, 2014

ILR Releases Latest “Most Ridiculous Lawsuits” Episode

ILR has released its latest episode of “The Most Ridiculous Lawsuits of 2014” — and this month’s episode features some memorable suits:

  • A New York City woman is suing the Metropolitan Transit Authority and the Showtime cable television network because she claims an advertisement for the cable series “Dexter” startled her and caused her to tumble down the stairs at Grand Central Terminal. The woman claims the ad was “shocking and menacing” and is claims the MTA is at fault for placing the ad in the wrong location. 
  • As we previously detailed here, here, and here, an obscure California law has allowed some opportunistic plaintiffs’ lawyers to turn the Americans with Disabilities Act (ADA) into a weapon targeting small businesses. In the small town of Manteca, “more than three dozen” businesses have been served with ADA lawsuits, according to the Manteca Bulletin. The Bulletin also reported that “Scott Johnson, the Carmichael lawyer behind the Manteca ADA lawsuits, has filed more than 3,000 such lawsuits.” 

Click here to view this most recent episode of “The Most Ridiculous Lawsuits of 2014.”

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