Another dumb lawsuit:

    NYC lawsuit filed against Dr. Oz over sleep tip

    The Associated Press

    A New Jersey man claims an insomnia cure promoted on "The Dr. Oz Show" left third-degree burns on his feet.

    Frank Dietl, of Southampton, N.J., filed a lawsuit in Manhattan state Supreme Court.

    The Daily News ( says Dietl was confined to his bed for weeks after using the so-called "knap-sack heated rice footsie."

    It was promoted on April 17, 2012.

    Oz recommended filling a pair of socks with uncooked rice and warming them up in a microwave oven and putting them on.

    The popular cardiothoracic surgeon said leaving them on for 20 minutes would promote better sleep.

    He warned not to get the socks too hot.

    "The Dr. Oz Show" said it couldn't comment until it could review the lawsuit.

    Obviously, the socks were too hot! DUHH! Have you heard of any outrageous lawsuits lately?

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    A local man in my town sued the local ice rink because there were not enough warnings about "slippery surfaces" causing him to break his wrist after a fall, he lost the case and was fined £200 for wasting Police and the courts time....HEE HAW!!


    Unfortunately, fines are not levied often enough in the US.

    My story actually happened though, I knew the guys sister, he's a bloody idiot!

    I looked up some of the Stella Award suits, but one article claimed they were all BS. One that stood out was the guy who sued because the neighbor's dog bit him in th axx. The dog was chained, and our hero climbed over the secure fence so he could shoot the dog with a pellet gun. No mention is made of this cretin being arrested for cruelty to an animal. 

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