Lawsuits That Were Just Plain Kid Stuff


It’s apparently the ultimate insult to say that something has gone to the dogs. Which undeservedly gives dogs quite the negative reputation. The following two stories involve not dogs but lawsuits that relate more to child’s play by taking the word ‘judicial’ and turn it to ‘juvenile’.

Every Little Girl’s Got a Barbie But…

You may or may not be familiar with the song ‘Barbie Girl’. It was a fun little number that skyrocketed to the top of the charts on radio stations everywhere. Unfortunately for the record label, Mattel, the makers of Barbie, were not amused. They were in fact outraged that the song not only infringed upon what they considered their right to the doll in the first place but they were less than happy with many of the lyrics. And of course the record company had to counter file with their own complaints. Not only the judge in the initial case but the Supreme Court judge told both Mattel and the record company to chill out – literally. You’ve got to love a judge that tells it like it is.

Divorced Dad Loses Lawsuit From Grounded Kid

There are certain people that you just don’t mess with. A 12-year-old is apparently now among them. Angry that her father grounded her (and did so because she posted some questionable pictures online), this little girl decided enough was enough. The child already had her own lawyer, as is common with many children of a divorce, so he was more than happy to assist. Apparently the rights of the child were being infringed upon by her father’s reluctance to let her post questionable things online and still be able to go on little excursions with her classmates.

It never ceases to amaze, the lengths to which some people will go. You just can’t make this stuff up!