Whether you like reading the press online or you enjoy a traditional newspaper, you probably read about plenty of unusual news. A weird accident, an amazing pet or perhaps an invention can definitely make your day. Most of these things are impressive because they are unique. They may seem funny, but they can be extremely important to the main heroes. The same goes for the most unusual lawsuits in the world. If you think they were funny, think twice. The people who started them actually believed in their chances. Here are the 10 most ridiculous lawsuits from the technology industry.
10. Mafia wars in real life
Facebook can now change lives, no matter how unusual it seems for a social network, and if you are one of the Facebook game addicts, you know how far things can go. Cheryl Gray was in a similar situation. Although she lives in Michigan, she got very fond of a man from Washington – Wylie Iwan – while playing Mafia Wars. When she decided to visit him, things were not really like she expected, therefore, she asked for more than $8,000 in a trial. That is what she estimated for the expenses on her relationship, both in game and in real life.
9. Intel Radiation
In 2002, Intel had to face the anger of a Dutch lady. She claimed that she got radiated due to the constant exposure to the Pentium processor that caused a multitude of medical affections. The victim didn’t attack the computer manufacturer only, but also the government, which was responsible for importing the units.
8. Star wars affect Sony
Star Wars Galaxies was a highly appreciated MMOG until 2010, when the game was locked and closed. When Sony announced the tragic end, hundreds of fans gathered together and filed a lawsuit against a Sony partner – Deathstar – for the frustration they have been through.
7. When Twitter sneaks
Amalda Bonnen used to have a normal life until she complained on Twitter about how tough sleeping in a moldy home is. She also included the real estate company’s name. It was an innocent tweet, just like most people complain about particular things. However, the tweet reached to her landlord and the company began a $50,000 lawsuit in 2009 for destroying company’s reputation.
6. When Batman attacks Batman
If you think Batman is a superhero, think twice. In fact, the Gotham City superhero is pretty young compared to the Turkish city Batman. The mayor felt offended because the movie director – Christopher Nolan – didn’t consider the royalties required in the process. He was surprised by the success The Dark Night had, so he began a lawsuit against that particular episode.