10 Bizarre Lawsuits You Won’t Believe Made It To Court
When we hear about a bizarre lawsuit, we usually link it with someone trying to squeeze some cash from a business. But huge companies and organizations have also been included in some of the most ridiculous legal battles in the history. It would seem that no transgression is too small to get even the huge establishments from filing a lawsuit. In some cases the organizations drop their suits when the press reports on just how strange they are and in other cases the companies actually will continue the fight until a judge laughs them out of court. Here’s our list of ten most bizarre feuds that should have been ridiculed in court.
William Faulkner Feuds With Woody Allen
In Woody Allen’s 2011 movie Midnight in Paris, one of the characters says a line from Faulkner’s 1950 book named Requiem for a Nun. The film character says, “The past is not dead. Actually, it’s not even past. You know who said that? Faulkner.” The real line from the book says “The past is never dead. It’s not even past.”
Even though the whole point of the character quoting Faulkner in the movie was to praise his work, Faulkner’s estate was not pleased by the mention. They then went to court against Sony Pictures and said that the misquote would “confuse or mislead viewers.” Even though the case actually went to court, it was dismissed by the judge as a laughing matter.
Slipknot Does Not Endorse Chicken Fries
In 2005, Burger King introduced a new item on their menu: chicken fries. To advertise the food as fun and edgy, they also introduced a fictional band by the name of Coq Roq to promote it. Slipknot, a heavy metal band, felt that the fictional band was based a bit too closely on them. The band sued, claiming that Burger King was using their image to promote chicken fries. The whole thing ended with both parties dropping their lawsuits.