Updated: Jun 3
In 1993, a guy by the name of Richard Overton sued Anheuser-Busch for false advertising. The company had produced a TV ad showing a beautiful woman on a sandy beach while promoting its product, so after Overton downed a 6-pack of the beer in question, and the vision he’d seen on television didn’t appear, he sued the beer distributor for false advertising.
Then there was Roy Pearson, an Administrative Law Judge, who in 1995 sued his local dry cleaner for $67 million in damages for returning the wrong pair of pants to him. It turned out they were his after all.
So in 2009, Lauren Rosenberg was hit by a car while walking along a busy freeway because Google Maps suggested it was the best way to get to where she was going. She sued the tech giant but lost when they discovered she had not chosen the “walk” option for getting to her destination.
Oh and how 'bout the 61 frivolous lawsuits that Donald Trump filed challenging the results of the 2020 election. He lost them all.
I’m sure there are a few people out there who think Richard should have seen his vision, or that Roy should have gotten his $67 million, or that Lauren should have beaten Google, but we do know one thing - millions of people still believe that Donald won the last presidential election.