Share22K Frivolous lawsuits waste billions of dollars in civil courts, but they show no signs of slowing down, and every year they seem to get more ridiculous.
We've all heard about the woman who sued McDonald's (and won!) after she spilled coffee on herself, or the thief who sued a family after injuring himself while trying to break into their house, but those are just the tip of the iceberg.
Here are ten of the most outrageous and unusual lawsuits to ever make their way into a courtroom.
10. Man sues Michael Jordan for looking like him
Everybody wants to be like Mike, except for Allen Heckard of Portland, Oregon. In 2006, Heckard sued Michael Jordan and the Nike corporation for over $800 million after alleging that his uncanny resemblance to the NBA superstar had led to defamation, permanent injury, and emotional pain and suffering.
''I'm constantly being accused of looking like Michael,'' Heckard said at the time, ''and it makes it very uncomfortable for me.''
Heckard included Nike founder Phil Knight in the case for his role in promoting Jordan's public persona, saying that he couldn't go out in public without people mentioning he looked like Jordan.
Heckard, who is only six feet tall, said that people at his gym had even accused him of playing basketball like Michael Jordan.
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