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Posted by: Maricopa Lawyers on Mar 8, 2016

The US court system has a long history of frivolous lawsuits filed by plaintiffs for several different reasons. Some of them are taking a shot at a deep pocket, while others may just want the attention. Apparently, even celebrities are prone to taking legal action for ridiculous reasons. Today, we’re giving you a look at some of the craziest lawsuits filed by troubled stars.

The Craziest Celebrity Lawsuits

Lindsay Lohan vs. E-Trade. Back in 2010, the financial services giant, E-Trade, aired a commercial during the Super Bowl that featured a baby named Lindsay, who was referred to as a “milkaholic.” As a result, Lohan sought $100 million in damages against E-Trade for “using her name and characterization” without her permission. Oddly enough, the case settled out of court for an undisclosed amount.

Curtis “50 Cent” Jackson III vs. Taco Bell. In 2009, 50 Cent filed a lawsuit against Yum! Brands’ Taco Bell, claiming that the fast-food giant used his name without his permission, seeking $4 million in damages. As part of the ad campaign, Taco Bell asked that the rapper change his name to “79 Cent,” “89 Cent” or “99 Cent.” Taco Bell also sent a joke letter addressed to Jackson to news outlets before sending it to Jackson, himself. As a result, the two parties settled for an undisclosed amount in which “both parties were satisfied.”

Kim Kardashian vs. Old Navy. Apparently, you can sue if someone looks too much like you. Back in February of 2011, Old Navy began running a commercial titled “Super C-U-T-E,” which featured Canadian singer/model Melissa Molinaro. In July of that year, Kardashian sued Old Navy, claiming that Molinaro looked too much like her, and that might confuse consumers about her actual endorsements, which include a different clothing store and shoe line. Attorneys for Old Navy claimed that Molinaro was famous in her own right and her appearance was never meant to draw similarities between the two. The suit was settled out of court “to the mutual satisfaction of the parties.”

What do you think?

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Kardashian’s on the left, and the photo of Molinaro on the right is taken from the commercial in question.