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December 21, 2018

“Nearly Half of the World’s ‘Most Ridiculous’ Lawsuits Were Filed in NY”

Citing the U.S. Chamber Institute for Legal Reform’s (ILR) “Top 10 Most Ridiculous Lawsuits of 2018” list, the New York Post talked about its state’s “dubious distinction of landing four of the top 10 spots” on the list.

The number two lawsuit on the list is a Brooklyn class action against Kind Bars. The company was sued for putting “chemical-sounding terms like ascorbic acid” in their bars, which is another name for Vitamin C. A lawsuit against Tootsie Roll Industries ranked third this year. The company was sued for underfilling boxes of Junior Mints, even though the box lists the number of mints inside. New York lawsuits over ginger ale and tuna came in at numbers nine and ten, respectively.

Lisa A. Rickard, the president of ILR, said the “individual lawsuits may be good for a laugh, but the collective impact of excessive litigation on society is no joke.” The full Top 10 List can be found here.

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