Outrageous Laws

In 1930, the City Council of Ontario (California) passed an ordinance that forbids roosters to crow within the city limits. (USA – from http://www.loonylaws.com/California.htm)

San Francisco is said to be the only city in the nation to have ordinances guaranteeing sunshine to the masses. (USA – from http://www.loonylaws.com/California.htm)

It is illegal to get a fish drunk in Pennsylvania (USA).

There is a law in France to those wishing to use a television must apply for a license (France).







Outrageous Lawsuits

Michael Jordan sued by his look-alike for U.S.$892 Million damages

In July of 2006, a man claimed to be a Michael Jordan look-alike by the name of Allen Heckard filed a lawsuit against "His Airness" alleging that he suffered emotional trauma because of his resemblance to the said sports idol. He filed his case at the Washington County Court in Oregon claiming a $832 million dollar damages because of his long suffering of always being mistaken as Michael Jordan. While he wears Air Jordan shoes, he gave an example of his suffering being a Jordan look-alike during basketball games wherein his opponent in the court always expect him to play like Jordan.

Robber Sued Homeowner Insurance for Being Trapped By a Malfunctioning Door

After robbing a house left by the owner for vacation in October 1998, Terrence Dickson of Bristol Pennsylvania was on is way out via the garage but because of malfunctioning automatic door opener, he was not able to exit and was not able to re-enter the house because it was locked. Trapped in the garage for 8 days drinking a case of Pepsi and eating a large bag of dry dog food for his sustenance, Mr. Dickson sued the homeowner's insurance alleging that he suffered mental anguish during the ordeal. The jury awarded him more or less a half million dollars of damages.