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Forget McDonald's, Lindsay Lohan Takes The McNugget for Frivolous Lawsuits

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Yesterday I wrote about not-so-frivolous lawsuits that McDonald’s has faced in the past. Nevertheless, some will still argue that it’s the “personal responsibility” of McDonald’s customers to protect themselves against scalding hot coffee served at temperatures as high as 190 to 250 degrees—hot enough to cause third degree burns. I’m not sure how it becomes the “personal responsibility” of McDonald’s customers to know that there are pockets of scalding hot grease in their fried chicken sandwiches that could burst all over their lips, but that’s another issue that will thankfully go to court. One thing I want to know is where is the corporate responsibility? I find it interesting that so many consumers are quick to jump all over other consumers for failing to take “personal responsibility” for themselves until they need a lawyer to protect their rights.

For those tort-reformers out there who think they know a “frivolous lawsuit” when they see one, you haven’t seen anything yet. Forget the McDonald’s cases where real people were injured, Lindsay Lohan takes the cake for frivolous lawsuits. You’ve probably seen those E*Trade Commercials with Frank the baby and his friends. Those commercials are hilarious, but it seems Lindsay just didn’t get the punch line.

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=5QS9rIZcjaw

Funny, right? Well Lindsay, with her larger-than-life-size ego, has filed a $100 million lawsuit against E*Trade Financial Corporation, alleging that the baby used in the ad improperly “invoked her likeness, name, characterization, and personality” without permission, which violates her rights to privacy. Lohan filed the lawsuit in state court in Nassau County, NY and seeks $50 million in compensatory damages and $50 million in exemplary damages. She also demanded that E*Trade stop running the ad and turn all copies over to her. According to her lawyer, Lindsay thinks her name is synonymous with Oprah or Madonna. Pretty ridiculous since the name is pretty popular for baby girls in this country. So don’t tell me about frivolous lawsuits—it appears you haven’t seen anything yet.

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  1. Jane Akre says:
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    Love the comment David- Let’s hear more about frivolous lawsuits…!!