I believe that USA has the best legal system in the world, seriously, and that the rule of law is essential to preserving freedom and having efficient free markets. I also believe the law is a calling and a blessing from God. With that said …
Houston lawyer threatens lawsuit for losing his jacket, here.
Depressed firefighters sue furniture manufacturers because their products burned too quickly when funiture store burned down, here.
“Celebrity” Lindsay Lohan sues for $100M for E-Trade’s use of Lindsay in a commercial, claiming her name as the same name recognition as “Oprah” or “Madonna.” See here. Two thoughts. First, I know a number of Lindsays. It’s a popular, nice name. In contrast, I have never met an “Oprah” and only ever met one other person named Madonna (incidently, the Madonna I know is a truly good and decent person that is not a disgrace to the name and who was named well before the celebrity status of the name). Second, Ms. Lohan is no Oprah or even a Madonna. While I’m proudly un-hip when it comes to pop-culture, I think I still know who is “famous.” I had to check IMDb to figure out which plastic face actress Ms. Lohan is. Oh yeah, her.