In today’s society, people have become lawsuit happy in an attempt to score some easy money from others. Everyone has to be on their guard for fear that somebody might file a lawsuit against them for the simplest thing.
Whether it’s somebody slipping and falling in your store or accidentally bumping someone with your car, there are people out there willing to sue you for all you’re worth. Just when you thought that people couldn’t get any pettier, here are the most absurd lawsuits to have ever come across a judge’s desk.
The Man Who Tried To Sue Subway For False Advertising
In 2013, 32-year-old Jason Leslie filed a lawsuit against Subway for false advertising after he read an article that revealed that the “$5 Footlong” did always measure to be 12 inches. Estimating that he eats 50 sandwiches from the establishment a year, he claimed that “They advertise in all these commercials, ‘Footlong, Footlong, Footlong,’ and now I feel like an idiot […] “The sandwiches are anywhere between a half-inch to an inch shorter…I feel cheated.”
Leslie’s attorney estimated that 25% of the sandwich empire’s revenue comes from selling footlong subs, totaling $2.8 billion a year. He demanded that Leslie was awarded some for being misled. Unsurprisingly, the lawsuit fell short.