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It used to be that when someone spilled hot coffee on their lap, they called themselves clumsy. Nowadays, they call a lawyer. America's win-the-legal-lottery mentality is humorously presented in Whiplash!, a compendium of the most outrageous real-life lawsuits ever concocted by greedy, legal minds.Whiplash! is guilty of humor targeting a court system out of control. Guided by legal sleazeball Tony Buttafony, Esq., chapter one: Lawsuits Made Easy hilariously demonstrates the finer points of spilling hot coffee on ...
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It used to be that when someone spilled hot coffee on their lap, they called themselves clumsy. Nowadays, they call a lawyer. America's win-the-legal-lottery mentality is humorously presented in Whiplash!, a compendium of the most outrageous real-life lawsuits ever concocted by greedy, legal minds.Whiplash! is guilty of humor targeting a court system out of control. Guided by legal sleazeball Tony Buttafony, Esq., chapter one: Lawsuits Made Easy hilariously demonstrates the finer points of spilling hot coffee on your lap and other techniques for cashing in, in court. The book also boasts the funniest legal jokes, most outrageous lawyer license plates, a legalese dictionary, and, of course, a caseload of comical lawsuits. You'll be the judge as you read true cases like the couple who sued after getting hit by a train while having sex on a subway track, or the man who sued a stripper after getting hit in the head by her breasts, and the criminal who sued his warden for a bad haircut. Whiplash! is fairly divided into twelve chapters that include ludicrous lawsuits about sex, medicine, advertising, sports, and celebrities. A great gift for law students and for the rest of us who have been waiting for a book that targets people we love to hate-lawyers!
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...sure-to-amuse...if that's not enough, they're interspersed with always-useful lawyer jokes.
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Product Details

  • ISBN-13: 9780740704963
  • Publisher: Andrews McMeel Publishing
  • Publication date: 3/1/2000
  • Pages: 112
  • Product dimensions: 8.00 (w) x 8.00 (h) x 0.32 (d)

Table of Contents

Disclaimer viii
Introduction ix
Lawsuits Made Easy 1
Dress for Courtroom Success 5
The Whiplash! Awards 7
America's Most Frivolous Lawsuits ... 9
False Advertising 11
Cases of Cojones 15
Suits from the Slammer 22
Pennsylvania Attorney General's Top Ten Frivolous Inmate Lawsuits 36
Polluted Plaintiffs 37
Celebrity Cases 40
Nut Cases 43
XXX Files 47
Food Fights 52
I've Fallen and I Can't Get Up 60
Dumb Suits 64
Bad Sports 69
Injured Feelings 75
Expensive Medicine 79
Bizarre Cases 83
Love Hurts 86
Small Claims 90
Tony Buttafony's Insider's Guide to Lawyerspeak 95
About the Author and Contributors 97
Acknowledgments 99
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  • Anonymous

    Posted May 12, 2000

    Funnier than 'America's Dumbest Criminals.'

    This is my new favorite humor book! These cases are a riot and are written up in a way that should shame anyone from suing for their own dumb mistakes. -- This book should be required reading at lawschools! The section on how to create your own lawsuit is a scream. Hmmm...this might make a great TV series!

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  • Anonymous

    Posted April 16, 2000

    So sue me!!!!!

    This is a hilarious book!!!! These true lawsuits are sick enough to make you cry! A perfect 'gag' gift (pun intended) and should be given to every damn law student (and lawyer) in America... maybe after reading it, they'll become podiatrists! If you can't find this book in the 'Humor' section, try 'Vermin.'

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