Lawsuits are becoming more of a common feature in newspaper reports, due to their increasingly bizarre, unusual, and in many cases downright silly nature. Crazy Laws & Lawsuits includes many of the cases that have been publicized in the news alongside the more obscure ones. The book is divided into sections, each with a different theme, and begins with an "In Brief" section listing various cases in condensed form to give the reader a flavor of what is to come. The next sections include Neighborhood Disputes, where neighbors fight it out over hedges, fences, and finally in the courtroom for an inch of ground either way. Strange Defenses is a chapter that outlines the most unlikely defenses you could imagine, including the woman whose defense for defrauding the company she worked for of thousands of dollars was that she was a "shopaholic" and couldn't help her impulsive behavior. The book concludes with Bizarre Cases, such as the case of the British dollmaker, who was sued by Matel for turning Barbie into a partly nude "Dungeon Doll."
Includes many hilarious cases such as the woman who sued a furniture store after breaking her ankle when she tripped over her own son or the man who sued after being bitten on the behind by a dog that he was shooting at with a pellet gun.
Robert Allen has written many books in the fields of popular psychology, including Know Yourself, How to Win Arguments and The Book of Total Genius. His works on Zen Buddhism - Zen Questions, 365 Buddha Smiles, 365 Biddha Pep Talks and 1000 Paths to Personal Power have sold throughout the world. He works as an auhor and freelance writer.