A lawsuit claiming that Jelly Belly “deceived” a woman about the sugar in its Sport Beans product – despite a clear content label on its packaging – tops the U.S. Chamber Institute for Legal Reform’s (ILR) list of the Top 10 Most Ridiculous Lawsuits of 2017, announced today. ILR released a highlight video running down each lawsuit on the list.
“Lawsuits like these may be a dream come true for late night comedians, but the toll that abusive litigation takes on our society is no joke,” said ILR President Lisa A. Rickard.
The Top 10 Most Ridiculous Lawsuits of 2017 were determined based on the 10 most popular stories featured on FacesOfLawsuitAbuse.org.
The Top 10 Most Ridiculous Lawsuits of 2017 are:
- ‘Deceived’ by Jelly Beans, Woman Files Lawsuit Against Jelly Belly (San Bernardino County, California)
- Man Sues Uber for Ruining His Marriage (France)
- ‘Time Clock’ Lawsuit Filed Against Starbucks (California)
- Man Trips Over Christmas Tree, Sues (New Milford, New Jersey)
- Negligent Handshake Leads to Lawsuit (Palm Beach County, Florida)
- Woman Sues Restaurant After Falling Off Popular Donkey Statue (Tallahassee, Florida)
- Class Action Lawsuit Over ‘Fake Butter’ (Worcester, Massachusetts)
- Man Sues Date for Texting During Movie (Austin, Texas)
- 15-Year-Old Sues Mom for Confiscating Phone (Spain)
- Woman Sues U.S. Government Over Nacho Cheese Burn (Wichita Falls, Texas)
The Faces of Lawsuit Abuse campaign is ILR’s public awareness effort created to highlight absurd and ridiculous lawsuits filed against businesses, families and communities across America.
ILR seeks to promote civil justice reform through legislative, political, judicial, and educational activities at the national, state, and local levels.
The U.S. Chamber of Commerce is the world’s largest business federation representing the interests of more than 3 million businesses of all sizes, sectors, and regions, as well as state and local chambers and industry associations.