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Gary Skyner

Poland

May 23, 2012

HOMEOWNER SUES TRESPASSING DUST

An American couple sued the owners of a nearby business claiming that dust and noise had entered their house, and therefore were trespassing. The first court agreed, but a Court of Appeals changed the original verdict. The Appeals Court said that noise and dust are intangible things, and cannot be thought of as trespassers.


HOMEOWNERS SUED BY CLEANING LADY WHO STOLE FIREWORK

A cleaning lady in the US tried to sue her employer for $25,000 after she was injured by a firework she had stolen from a flat that she had cleaned. While eating later with friends at a restaurant, the cleaner lit the firework thinking it was a decorative candle.

The explosion gave the woman burns. She sued the owners of the flat for leaving the firework without a warning on it. The flat’s owners said that they had put the firework in a cupboard to keep it away from their children after someone had left it at their house after a party.


BOWLER SUES ALLEY

A woman sued a bowling alley claiming she had slipped and fell on some ice which resulted in a back injury. She claimed she had had no back problems before, but her medical records showed a lot of back problems during the last 10 years. Bowling alley league records also showed that she completed the remaining 14 WEEKS of the season after the alleged fall. Also, a weather expert said that the weather for that day could not have made ice. The court agreed, and the case was dismissed.


TRESPASSER SUES LANDOWNER

When a man let his two dogs out of his house they began chasing something, and ran across his neighbour’s land. When the dog owner chased his dogs over the neighbour’s land, he injured himself when he stepped into a snow-covered hole, and fell. He then sued his neighbour.

The court dismissed the claim. They said that the man shouldn’t have been on the land, so the owner of the land was not required to make sure his land was safe from people falling into the snow-covered hole.

 
VOCABULARY

to sue  verb  to take legal action against someone or something, especially to claim money because they did something wrong against you
(-) dust  noun  dry dirt that is on your furniture
to trespass  verb  to go on land without the owner’s permission
(a) verdict  noun  decision made at the end of a trial
intangible  adjective  something that exists but you cannot describe it exactly
decorative  adjective  something made to look pretty
(a) bowling alley  noun  place for bowling
to allege  verb  to say that someone has done something wrong without giving proof chasing
(a) case  noun  all the facts, arguments and reasons in support of something

Listen to Loony Lawsuits

Have you read LOONEY LAWSUITS 1?

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11:32 AM May 27 2012

jenifer.david51
United Kingdom

it is necessary to improve Vocabulary Building Practise skills for pass IELTS test.

08:04 AM May 24 2012

Gary Skyner
Poland

The cases are all true. People do claim the most bizarre things sometimes!

06:12 AM May 24 2012

mark lee

mark lee
China

That's unbeliveable! Obviously,the existence of these cases is just for fun.

06:16 AM May 23 2012

ola33

ola33
Japan

yeah, those unbelievable claims. People sometimes just puzzle us and make us smile  like that dog owner. Thank you, Gary for sharing.