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Frivolous Lawsuit

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A frivolous lawsuit is a legal claim filed even though the party or their attorney knows the claim has no legal merit. They can result in a claim by the other party for payment of attorneys' fees.

Examples of frivolous lawsuits are:

  • A woman sued Universal Studios for $15,000, claiming to have suffered extreme fear, mental anguish, and emotional distress due to visiting Universal Studios’ Halloween Horror Nights haunted house, which she said was too scary
  • A man sued Michael Jordan and Nike founder Phil Knight for $832 million. He claimed to suffer defamation, permanent injury, and emotional pain and suffering because people often mistook him for the basketball star.
  • A resident of Minnesota sued David Blaine and David Copperfield demanding that they reveal their secret magic tricks to him and demanded 10% of their total income for life. The reason for the suit? He believed that the magicians were defying the laws of physics, and thereby using godly powers. He believes he is God and therefore it is his powers they were stealing.
  • A man sued the Utah State Prison, saying the prison violated his right to practice his religion by failing to provide him with a "vampire" diet. The man also filed a complaint that he was denied the right to the sacrament of drinking blood.

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