The New York Post reports that…
Nearly half of the “most ridiculous” lawsuits in the world this year were filed in New York.
The Empire State has the dubious distinction of landing four of the top 10 spots in an annual list compiled by the US Chamber Institute for Legal Reform.
A Brooklyn federal class-action suit against Kind Bars took the No. 2 spot. The snack-bar company was sued for putting what the plaintiff called “chemical-sounding terms like ascorbic acid” in its products, which is just another name for vitamin C, the institute says. The case is ongoing.
The No. 3 slot belongs to Biola Daniel, of Manhattan, who sued Tootsie Roll Industries, claiming her box of Junior Mints was half-filled with air — even though the amount of mints is listed on the package.
Judge Naomi Reice Buchwald tossed the candy case, saying that allowing the suit to proceed would “enshrine into law an embarrassing level of mathematical illiteracy.”
“The law simply does not provide the level of coddling plaintiffs seek,” she added.