Americans are litigious. We certainly like to enforce our legal rights. We also like to make sure somebody pays up when they wrong us. Some of the most outrageous lawsuits of 2011 include sex, crime, and flying body parts.
Below is our compilation list of FindLaw's top 5 weirdest -- and wonkiest -- lawsuits to hit the news:
College student Hubert Blackman was in Las Vegas. He decided to party it up by ordering a "stripper" from Las Vegas Exclusive Personals. The stripper came, gave him a lap dance, and performed a sex act on Blackman. She also left a half an hour early. Blackman then sued the company for a $275 refund and $1.8 million for the "tragic events" that took place.
Attorney Steven A. Miner helped his kids file a lawsuit against his ex-wife for being a "bad mother." The kids said that they were subjected to empty birthday cards, clothing budgets, seat belts, and their mother's "forgetfulness."
New Yorker Todd Remis sued his wedding photographer for missing out on the last fifteen minutes of his nuptials. He sought damages to recreate his wedding. The kicker: he was already divorced. He also didn't know where his ex lived.
Illinois woman Gayane Zokhrabov filed suit against the estate of a deceased man. The deceased 18-year-old had died after getting hit by a train. After he was hit, parts of his body went flying -- injuring Zokhrabov. She sued over her injuries.
The most outrageous and strangest lawsuit to come out of 2011 might be this one. A convicted kidnapper in Colorado sued his former hostages for breaching an oral contract to hide him when he was a fugitive. He sought damages to compensate him for injuries incurred during his arrest.