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Beer, Bacon, and Barristers: Ludicrous Lawsuits Filed by Lawyers

By William Peacock, Esq. | Last updated on

Last weekend, a festival promoter in Maryland (almost) pulled off the greatest festival concept ever: all-you-can-eat bacon, plus craft beer, and bands.

Kenneth MacFawn, the event promoter promised two tons of bacon, but somehow, after attendees waited over an hour in line to get in, the bacon was gone. Apparently, the cooks couldn't cook fast enough.

"It was logistically all set up so there was no way you could run out of bacon," he told the Frederick News-Post. Though things went much more smoothly on Sunday, frustrated attendees from Saturday's disappointment flocked to Reddit, Facebook, and other forums to air their grievances.

One attendee, James Braswell, a Glen Burnie attorney, wrote on the event's Facebook wall, warning them of impending legal action. In a follow-up email, he mentioned unfair trade practices and fraud, reports the News-Post.

It's a hilarious (and arguably legitimate) reason to sue, especially considering the $125 ticket cost, but how does it stack up to our other favorite ridiculous lawyer lawsuits?

Law School Employment Stats

We know the plight of the frustrated legal graduate all too well. Go to school, work your butt off, graduate, then ... nothing. Plus student loan debt. Frustrated graduates across the country have turned to the courts to seek retribution against their schools for allegedly inflated employment statistics. Nearly all of the lawsuits were laughed out of court.

$54 Million Pants

The dry cleaners loses your pants. What do you do? You probably don't sue for $54 million and stretch the litigation out for two years, unless, of course, you are administrative law judge Roy Pearson.

Professor D. Marvin Johns Jones

Step 1: Get caught allegedly soliciting prostitutes.
Step 2: Suffer the indignity of having your story posted on the leading legal tabloid.
Step 3: Sue Above the Law for copyright infringement when they publish a photo that mockingly superimposes your faculty picture over a $20 bill.
Step 4: Drop the suit when you realize that attacking a media outlet leads to more media coverage.
Step 5: Get arrested for solicitation again in 2011.

The Breakfast Club and Spa

Breakfast is the most important meal of the day. So when the Setai Wall Street Club and Spa subbed out their usual hot full fare for cereal and yogurt, Richard Katz sued the spa. Shockingly enough, he lost, and the judge fined him $440 (or 110 trips to Denny's for either all-you-can-eat pancakes or Everyday Value Slams®).

Blame it on the A-A-A-Alcohol Strip Club

Mark Gold gets drunk. Mark Gold runs up an $18,930 tab at a Miami strip club. Mark Gold sues the strip club for getting him so drunk that he runs up the $18,930 tab. Mark Gold is a DUI lawyer.

Which is the most ludicrous lawsuit?

All-You-Can't-Eat Bacon
Law Schools Lied
Pretty, Pretty, Pants
Prof. Jones Jonesing For a Jezebel
Cereal? At a F%^& Spa?
Rainmaker, Pun Intended

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