As a law student, you might have come across several cases in your Law case study from a simple robbery to murder in pure rage. However, these cases reflect human stories, define our society’s mindset and give rise to open discussions at all levels. Unfortunately, crime and criminals are never going to stop.
Since you are interested in studying law, we have listed some of the bizarre yet eye-shocking cases you should know.
The Miller family moved into a house that was next to a cricket pitch. As a daily practice, cricketers used to play there which annoyed the Millers. In spite of rage, Millers appealed to the court to prevent the boys from playing. However, the court rejected their appeal and stated that the game has been on from the past 70 years. Later, a reliable source reported that the Millers left their house soon afterward.
A lady named Cathy McGowan won a car through a local radio show. Her excitement went in the drain when she received a 4inch long model of the car’s model instead of an actual car. She became furious and went to the court for justice after suing the channel £8,000. The judge took the decision in Cathy’s favor stating the show to pay up for the price charged.
When an undergraduate student, Teunis Tenbrook was expelled from his university back in 2001 for having smelly feet. He took his case to the court and sued the institute for their actions. After 10year long fight, Teunis emerged as a victor and the court suggested the employees to hold their noses as nothing else can be done. Even though the professionals stated that it was unbearable to work around him but we guess it was Tenbrook’s scent to victory.
Similarly, in 2001 there was a case of conjoined twins named Rosie and Gracie. According to the doctors, there was a 0% chance of saving them both without parting them. Also, if they were surgically separated there was a chance Rosie would not survive since she was dependent on Gracie. When this case was taken to the court, the judge declared saving the life of one person in a conjoined situation doesn’t in any way assist the murder of the other one.
It was reported that a working woman while walking towards her office her down and injured herself. She claimed that a seagull assaulted her outside her workspace and for this, she sued her employer £7,000 for not taking care of the seagulls.
Emmet and the owner of the silver fox farm had a dispute. Upon having an unpleasant situation between them, Emmet told his younger son to shot fires in the sky to disturb his neighbor’s fox breeding process. As silver foxes are super sensitive and need a peaceful environment to give birth or they can have a miscarriage. The matter got so bad that the owner of the farm filed a case. To which the judge declared Emmet as guilty stating that no one has the right to make noise on their own land for the sake of their neighbors’ peace.
In 1954, four men planned to kill their friend and showcase it as an accident. They got him drunk in a hut, hit him hard on the head and knocked him unconscious. However, at that moment they thought he was dead. Eventually, they dragged him over the cliff and threw him down. After postmortem, the reason of his death became for being left exposed in the cold for too long. The alleged killers defended themselves by saying they thought to kill him in the hut but he died himself after he was left vulnerable in the cold. The judge did not buy their reason and charged them guilty.
When a 20-year-old boy killed a girl he liked after he read a letter where he was described as ‘nothing’ by her. After hitting her with a rock sample and successfully killing her, he explained his mental condition to be non-insane automatism. To which the judge stated otherwise and charged him for killing the girl in all senses.
When Nothing Works, Just Sue
We hear different cases where the victim sue their company or neighbors but have you heard someone suing a whole state? A 62 years old man sued his city after he was bitten by a dog. The amount he asked was 1.5undecillion pounds. According to him, money cannot lessen his suffering but compensate a little.
Back in the 1970s, a guy named Neville Presho left his job and dedicated his life to an island he loved. He declined several requests to buy his house and eventually he himself left the island to live somewhere else. Later in his life, he got the news that his home suffered several damages. When he visited his land all he could see was fresh land.
Presho accused the owner of the hotel which was in front of his house to destroy his home. But later forgive him by saying we cannot hold onto things our whole life.
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