Law Offices of Paul Levin (CTLaw) - Q3 2019

Too Weird to Be Made Up


We all react differently in situations when we’re scared. However, very few of us would think to file a lawsuit against the people we feel are responsible for our reactions. These cases are strange — with spotty justifications — and none of them left the courtroom with what they wanted, but their legal foibles make for great stories.

Careful What You Wish For One woman wanted to be scared, but just not that scared.

Unfortunately, the scares at Universal Studios’ Halloween Horror Nights are of the one-fright-fits-all variety. This unnamed woman left the attraction feeling she was unreasonably frightened by the haunted house, and she demanded compensation for her psychological trauma. But since she was not physically injured, and she willingly entered the horror event, her case was dismissed. The Killer Sandwich This sandwich packed a punch in all the wrong ways. As he was eating his Subway sandwich, one New York man was unpleasantly surprised to find a serrated kitchen knife baked into the bread. While he (fortunately) did not bite into the knife, he did claim to get sick from possible contaminants on the kitchen utensil. He sued for $1 million, but he was only awarded $20,000.

Forgetting to Factor the Risks When you watched Fear Factor, you knew what you were getting into. So, when one man tried to sue NBC for $2.5 million over his unexpected reaction to a segment on the show, “What did you expect?” was the resounding reaction of the court. While watching a Fear Factor challenge where contestants had to eat rats, this man apparently became nauseous and dizzy before throwing up. His case was promptly dismissed. Don’t let the many strange cases out there stop you from calling the Law Offices of Paul Levin if you have been injured in any manner. Our top attorneys can steer you in the right direction.




Candy Snack Mix

This recipe from Momofuku Milk Bar chef and “Master Chef” judge Christina Tosi makes great use of those extra Halloween goodies. It’s a quick and easy way to both elevate and get rid of unwanted leftovers.

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Instructions • 2 cups mini pretzels, coarsely broken • 1/4 cup light brown sugar • 2 tbsp granulated sugar • 1/3 cup dry milk powder • 6 tbsp unsalted butter, melted • 12 oz mini candy bars, such as Snickers, chopped into 1/2-inch pieces 1. Heat oven to 275 F. 2. In a large mixing bowl, fold together pretzels, sugars, milk powder, and butter. 3. Spread mixture on a baking sheet lined with parchment paper and bake for 20 minutes. 4. Let cool for at least 30 minutes and mix in candy bar pieces before serving.

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