You Sure Are A Lot Uglier In Person
Inside Counsel Magazine has a humor feature called Strange Suits. Each month they send me summaries of four oddball lawsuits. I sketch out ideas, the editors pick the one they like best.
And the winner is: Subcribers are suing an online matchmaking company, claiming many of the site’s profiles are inactive or fake. They claim the bogus profiles are used
as bait to get people to join and pay a monthly subscription fee. Scroll down to see the sketches for all four cases.
IHOP, the International House of Pancakes, decided to drop a suit against the International House of Prayer, a church using the same acronym: IHOP. The pancake house had originally claimed trademark infringement, and argued that
the public might associate the pancake house with a particular faith.
A suit involving rival kitty litter manufacturers. An ad campaign claimed that cats prefer one brand to the other. Arm & Hammer is arguing that Clorox’s independent study– which involved cats choosing between two litter boxes– was flawed.
Congressman Dennis Kucinich is suing a Congressional cafeteria over a “dangerous” sandwich wrap it sold him in 2008. Kucinich is suing for $150,000, and claims the sandwich contained unpitted olives which caused dental injuries, pain and suffering.