True Stella Awards, The


Author: Cassingham, Randy
Binding: Softback
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Publisher: Plume
Copyright Year: 2005
Publication Year: 2006
ISBN#: 0-452-28771-5
LCCN#: 2005011382
Pages: 368
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Genre: Humor
Series Number: 333
Condition: New
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Shelf: 8
Goodreads: Yes


Gathered from the popular website www.StellaAwards.com, The True Stella Awards is an outrageous collection of America’s most frivolous lawsuits  Named for Stella Liebeck, the woman who won a multimillion-dollar lawsuit after spilling hot McDonald’s coffee on herself, humorist Randy Cassingham’s popular website chronicles the hard-to-believe and amusing claims brought before the U.S.courts. The most ridiculous of these lawsuits are given the “honorable” Stella Award.

In The True Stella Awards, Cassingham documents the most outlandish of these real-life cases, including:
* The man who legally changed his name to Jack Ass, and then sued MTV because their TV show and movie Jackass infringed on his trademark and demeaned his “good name”
* The songwriter who left a minute’s silence on his record only to be sued by the estate of another songwriter who copyrighted his own “silent” song
* The man who sued an amusement park after being the victim of the ultimate “act of God”: He was hit by lightning while standing next to his own car in the parking lot 

Stunning and hilarious, The True Stella Awards reveals the extremes people will go to in the pursuit of “justice.”