It’s Friday, and time for another edition of Straaaaange cases:
In the case: Timothy Dumouchel, a couch potato from Wisconsin, tried to sue a cable TV company in 2004. His argument was that it was the TV company’s fault that his wife was fat. He also claimed that they had turned his children into “lazy channel surfers.” He requested damages of around $5,000, but said he’d settle for three computers and a lifetime of free internet service.
The verdict: After pressure from the cable company, Dumouchel eventually dropped his claim. It was suggested that he and his family could simply have “chosen to watch something enlightening, perhaps even while exercising.”
Cable company has a point: I always snack on Ho-Hos when I’m on the stair master. Happy Friday!