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How Hitler became Germany’s “supreme judge”

German shipyard worker Ewald Schlitt probably didn’t know a Berlin newspaper reported his March 1941 assault conviction in a court 275 miles away from the capital. His misfortune was that Adolf Hitler read the article.

In the summer of 1940, Schlitt’s wife of three years confessed to a sexual relationship with another man. She ended […]

Waging legal war against search engines

Admit it. We’ve all done a vanity search. You know, when you type your name into a search engine and hit “Enter.” But, when Bev Stayart did, she didn’t like what turned up. So she sued?-?several times.

The Wisconsin woman filed her first lawsuit in federal court in 2009. Stayart alleged the search results for […]

Loco Lawsuits: Suing Yourself

Ever really regret a bad decision? Wish there was some way of making good some of the damage it caused? A few inventive people have used an idea rife with cognitive dissonance – suing yourself.

The progenitor of what some call “autolitigation” is a California case decision. It started when Oreste Lodi sued himself in […]

Loco Lawsuits: People Laughed at Me for Shooting Myself

The Drug Enforcement Administration (DEA) reportedly has one of the most challenging handgun qualification courses in the federal government. It mandates quarterly training firearms training and semiannual firearms qualification to ensure agents “maintain a high level of proficiency in the use and safety” of their weapons. So it would probably be a bit embarrassing if […]

Loco Lawsuits: You Made Me Go to Law School

Law school can be tough on a person. Just ask Georgia lawyer Jeffrey Duncan. In 2005, he sued another Georgia lawyer, Daniel Klein, for malpractice. Among other things, Duncan wanted damages for the cost and emotional distress of attending law school.

Duncan’s saga began in 1991 when he went to work for a subsidiary of […]