What do you do if you’re called the most litigious person in history? Sue, of course.
Love you, too, ma: Man gets $115,000 verdict against his mother “in a lawsuit he filed against his mother for tapping him on the shoulder as he used a power saw, which caused him to flinch and cut off his pinky finger.” (Via.)
An earlier Follies noted a Texas man had been arrested for disorderly conduct after he complained to his neighbors, including their 13-year-old daughter, that “I’m tired of your cats shitting in my flower beds.” It took a jury 15 minutes to acquit him, leading his neighbor to say, “A little piece of America died today when a jury of six says it’s OK to curse in front of a 13-year-old when asked not to.” (Via.)
It may be true that the law cannot make a man love me, but it can keep him from lynching me, and I think that’s pretty
Martin Luther King, Jr., Oakwood College, March 2, 1962