Roy L. Pearson Jr.'s unsuccessful $54 million lawsuit over a lost pair of pants was widely viewed as a frivolous case - as well as a golden opening for trouser jokes by headline writers.
Ten more. Remember when McDonald's Corp. got sued for having hot coffee? That 1992 legal case tops the list here of 10 more actions deemed frivolous by the writer. These include a lawsuit filed by a burglar's family after the thief was electrocuted while breaking into a booby-trapped bar; the man who sued Anheuser-Busch Cos. Inc. because, contrary to the advertising, he had no luck with the ladies after drinking beer; and the inmate who sued himself for violating his own civil rights by committing a crime and getting himself incarcerated - or something like that.