Crazy Laws and Lawsuits: A Collection of Bizarre Court Cases and Legal Rules

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Robson Books, 2005 - Actions and defenses - 256 pages
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Lawsuits are becoming more of a common feature in newspaper reports due to their increasingly bizarre, unusual – and in many cases downright silly – nature. 'Crazy Laws & Lawsuits' includes many of the publicised cases the newspapers pick up on, alongside the more obscure cases to stupid to print. The book is divided into sections, each with a different theme, and begins with an 'In Brief' section listing various cases in condensed form to give the reader a flavour of what is to come.

 

The next sections include 'Neighbourhood Disputes', where neighbours fight it out over hedges, fences and finally in the courtroom for an inch of ground either way. 'Strange Defenses' is a chapter that outlines the most unlikely defenses you could imagine, including the woman whose defense for defrauding the company she worked for of thousands of dollars was that she was a shopaholic and couldn’t help her impulsive behavior. The book concludes with 'Bizarre Cases', such as the case of the British dollmaker who was sued by Matel for turning Barbie into a partly nude 'Dungeon Doll.

 

Includes many hilarious cases such as the woman who sued a furniture store after breaking her ankle when she tripped over her own son or the man who sued after being bitten on the behind by a dog that he was shooting at with a pellet gun.

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Robert Allen had written many books in the fields of popular psychology.

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