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Welcome to the second week of The Law Is A Ass! Of the five following cases, you
have to decide which are real and which are the product of an overactive imagination.
Click on the gavel next to each case to find out if you were right. Enjoy!
||A man filed suit against himself, claiming that defendant was beneficiary
of a charitable trust, the estate of which plaintiff claimed would revert to him upon
termination of the trust. Plaintiff sought to terminate the trust. Defendant failed
||This case saw a man file a class action suit against the Lord God
and several other defendants, including "Saint Peter and the angel
Gabriel". The suit charged that the defendants had failed to honor their
"eternal contract with humanity".
||In this case in family court, an recent immigrant filed suit against his
wife for "failing to bear him a son". In their home country, such an
action (or lack thereof) is punishable by law.
||A woman sued CBS News for intentional infliction of
emotional distress. During one of their stories on obesity in America, they showed
random New Yorkers walking around the city, and the plaintiff was shown eating a hot
dog. She claimed that this caused her "extreme humiliation and . . . social
||This case was an appeal by a former judge who had been sued by a coffee
vendor who worked outside of his courthouse. The judge had ordered his court officer
to bring the vendor to his chambers in handcuffs and proceeded to "[scream] at him .
. . for about 20 minutes" because his coffee was "putrid" before finally
unshackling him and letting him go.