Usually when people file lawsuits it’s very serious business, but every so often lawsuits are filed that are rather ridiculous. Below are a few interesting and amusing tech industry lawsuits which have been filed in the last ten years.
Pentium Allergy? – In 2002, a Dutch woman filed a lawsuit against Intel because she said she got hives from her Pentium processor. However, the 486-base processor did not have a similar affect on her. The case never went to court. I assume no one was “itching” to take it.
Lead into Danger by Google? – In 2009, a woman tried to sue Google for the poor walking directions she was given. She followed the directions onto a narrow dark highway that had no sidewalk or shoulder and was consequently hit by a car. Google “dodged” the lawsuit and the case was dismissed.
Star Wars Galaxies Killed by Sony! – In 2010, angry fans of Star Wars Galaxies filed a class-action lawsuit against Sony for shutting down the game. The MMORPG had had a steadily decreasing subscribership for several years. I guess the “force” was not strong enough to sustain the game, the fans, or the case.
Woman sues man over a failed Mafia Wars romance – Hell hath no fury like a woman scorned. After spending thousands of dollars on game credits and gifts for her boyfriend on Mafia Wars, the woman sued the man for the money spent when their romance was over. Her romance and her case are now sleeping with the fishes.
I hope these unbelievable tech lawsuits made you smile. If you have heard of any more, please share them with us by leaving a comment here or on one of our other social media accounts!