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26th Nov '17 11:29:31 AM Malitia
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* [[Comicbook/IronMan Tony Stark]] is renown for suing smaller, independent super teams over the use of the "Avengers" name. His victims include amongst others the ''Comicbook/GreatLakesAvengers'' and the ''Comicbook/MightyAvengers'' (vol 3 team). This bit him in the ass when through some convoluted events he lost the trade mark, which then reverted to the only other person ever applying for it... ''Flatman'' of the GLA, who was only willing to give it up if he and his team of SuperZeroes can be an official Avengers branch '''forever''', which leads to more hilarity suing as the Avengers[[TradeSnark ]]' long suffering layer tried to minimized the embarrassment caused by them.

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* [[Comicbook/IronMan Tony Stark]] is renown for suing smaller, independent super teams over the use of the "Avengers" name. His victims include amongst others the ''Comicbook/GreatLakesAvengers'' and the ''Comicbook/MightyAvengers'' (vol 3 team).''Comicbook/MightyAvengers2013''. This bit him in the ass when through some convoluted events he lost the trade mark, which then reverted to the only other person ever applying for it... ''Flatman'' of the GLA, who was only willing to give it up if he and his team of SuperZeroes can be an official Avengers branch '''forever''', which leads to more hilarity suing as the Avengers[[TradeSnark ]]' long suffering layer tried to minimized the embarrassment caused by them.
25th Oct '17 6:19:36 PM Jake
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* In ''Literature/TheDresdenFiles'', Harry is repeatedly being sued by talk show host Larry Fowler for allegedly damaging his studio during an interview. Fortunately, the suit never really gets anywhere, as not only does Harry have a good lawyer (thanks to the fact that he found the lawyer's daughter's lost pet), but the argument that "the wizard fried my studio's electronics via magic by being near them" likely earned a few stern glares from the judge. Sometimes, the ExtraStrengthMasquerade is ''useful.''
** ''Un''fortunately, Fowler just keeps trying, book after book. Even when Harry doesn't lose the case, all the court fees pile up.

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* In ''Literature/TheDresdenFiles'', Harry is repeatedly being sued by talk show host Larry Fowler for allegedly damaging his studio during an interview. Fortunately, the suit never really gets anywhere, as not only does Harry have a good lawyer (thanks to the fact that he found the lawyer's daughter's lost pet), but the argument that "the wizard fried my studio's electronics via magic by being near them" likely earned a few stern glares from the judge. Sometimes, the ExtraStrengthMasquerade is ''useful.''
** ''Un''fortunately,
'' Less fortunately, Fowler just keeps trying, book after book. Even when Harry doesn't lose the case, all the court fees pile up. Of course, given Harry's DestructiveSaviour tendencies he should thank his questionably-lucky stars this is the only thing he gets sued for.
17th Apr '17 5:27:35 PM Blazer
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* In the ''Series/MysteryScienceTheater3000'' episode featuring ''Film/{{Starcrash}}'', Tom Servo zips in as BB-Servo, an amalgam of himself and [[Film/TheForceAwakens BB-8]]. During a scene shift to Moon 13, Creator/{{Lucasfilm}} crashed the Satellite of Love and forced Tom to stop. When we revisit our heroes, Jonah's comforting Tom as he's putting him back together as we find out that they'd threaten to smash his dome if they didnt'.
1st Dec '16 10:24:48 AM Malitia
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* [[Comicbook/IronMan Tony Stark]] is renown for suing smaller, independent super teams over the use of the "Avengers" name. His victims include amongst others the ''Comicbook/GreatLakesAvengers'' and the ''Comicbook/MightyAvengers'' (vol 3 team). This bit him in the ass when through some convoluted events he lost the trade mark, which then reverted to the only other person ever applying for it... ''Flatman'' of the GLA, who was only willing to give it up if he and his team of SuperZeroes can be an official Avengers branch '''forever'''.

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* [[Comicbook/IronMan Tony Stark]] is renown for suing smaller, independent super teams over the use of the "Avengers" name. His victims include amongst others the ''Comicbook/GreatLakesAvengers'' and the ''Comicbook/MightyAvengers'' (vol 3 team). This bit him in the ass when through some convoluted events he lost the trade mark, which then reverted to the only other person ever applying for it... ''Flatman'' of the GLA, who was only willing to give it up if he and his team of SuperZeroes can be an official Avengers branch '''forever'''.'''forever''', which leads to more hilarity suing as the Avengers[[TradeSnark ]]' long suffering layer tried to minimized the embarrassment caused by them.
26th Nov '16 1:14:59 AM Morgenthaler
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* ''[[Literature/KittyNorville Kitty Takes a Holiday]]'' has a dramatic example after Cormac, the resident BadassLongcoat, blows half of an evil [[OurWerewolvesAreDifferent skinwalker's]] face off to [[ShootTheDog put it out of its misery]], after it was already mortally wounded. This saves the pretty heroine, her lover, a police officer, and a couple civilians. Traditional end to a werewolf story, right? [[SpoiledByTheFormat We're only two-thirds through the book]]; the {{Badass}} has just been arrested for murder because the final bullet constituted excessive force. (Not so much HollywoodLaw as a combination of DirtyCop, AmoralAttorney, and FantasticRacism, plus TheMasquerade only recently having been broken.)

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* ''[[Literature/KittyNorville Kitty Takes a Holiday]]'' has a dramatic example after Cormac, the resident BadassLongcoat, blows half of an evil [[OurWerewolvesAreDifferent skinwalker's]] face off to [[ShootTheDog put it out of its misery]], after it was already mortally wounded. This saves the pretty heroine, her lover, a police officer, and a couple civilians. Traditional end to a werewolf story, right? [[SpoiledByTheFormat We're only two-thirds through the book]]; the {{Badass}} badass has just been arrested for murder because the final bullet constituted excessive force. (Not so much HollywoodLaw as a combination of DirtyCop, AmoralAttorney, and FantasticRacism, plus TheMasquerade only recently having been broken.)



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7th Nov '16 6:46:22 AM Malitia
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* [[Comicbook/IronMan Tony Stark]] is renown for suing smaller, independent super teams over the use of the "Avengers" name. His victims include amongst others the ''Comicbook/GreatLakesAvengers'' and the ''Comicbook/MightyAvengers'' (vol 3 team). This bit him in the ass when through some convoluted events he lost the trade mark, which then reverted to the only other person ever applying for it... ''Flatman'' of the GLA, who was only willing to give it up if he and his team of SuperZeroes can be an official Avengers branch '''forever'''.
30th Oct '16 11:23:00 AM nombretomado
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* Part of the basic concept of ''HarveyBirdmanAttorneyAtLaw''.
* Reversed with ''TransformersAnimated''. After the Headmaster commits GrandTheftMe with Sentinel Prime the police are all ready to arrest him -- until Powell arrives and points out that Autobots [[InhumanableAlienRights have no legal rights]], the "crime" was committed in international waters (Lake Erie), and any damage done was to his own company's boat. Therefore, the police couldn't charge him with anything. This did not endear him to Captain Fanzone in later episodes...

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* Part of the basic concept of ''HarveyBirdmanAttorneyAtLaw''.
''WesternAnimation/HarveyBirdmanAttorneyAtLaw''.
* Reversed with ''TransformersAnimated''.''WesternAnimation/TransformersAnimated''. After the Headmaster commits GrandTheftMe with Sentinel Prime the police are all ready to arrest him -- until Powell arrives and points out that Autobots [[InhumanableAlienRights have no legal rights]], the "crime" was committed in international waters (Lake Erie), and any damage done was to his own company's boat. Therefore, the police couldn't charge him with anything. This did not endear him to Captain Fanzone in later episodes...
10th Sep '16 12:32:57 PM Vir
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* In the ''WesternAnimation/SpongebobSquarepants'' episode "Krabs vs. Plankton", Plankton sues Mr. Krabs after Plankton slips on a wet floor without any signs to warn him. The reparation Plankton seeks? Everything Krabs owns, including the secret Krabby Patty formula. In Plankton's defense, instead of Krabs helping him up or offering to call 911, all he does is basically sit there and verbally abuse Plankton for getting injured. In Krabs' defense, Plankton has a history of attempted Krabby Patty theft. Plankton wasn't all that seriously injured anyway, he was just faking it to try to win the lawsuit.
* In an episode of ''WesternAnimation/YinYangYo'', Carl The Evil Cockroach Wizard stages injuries received from Yin and Yang while the two were in the midst of training, which leads to a kangaroo court case; naturally, [[JokerJury the jury, witnesses and plantiff are all their past villains]].

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* In the ''WesternAnimation/SpongebobSquarepants'' ''WesternAnimation/SpongeBobSquarePants'' episode "Krabs vs. Plankton", Plankton sues Mr. Krabs after Plankton slips on a wet floor without any signs to warn him. The reparation Plankton seeks? Everything Krabs owns, including the secret Krabby Patty formula. In Plankton's defense, instead of Krabs helping him up or offering to call 911, all he does is basically sit there and verbally abuse Plankton for getting injured. In Krabs' defense, Plankton has a history of attempted Krabby Patty theft. Plankton wasn't all that seriously injured anyway, he was just faking it to try to win the lawsuit.
* In an episode of ''WesternAnimation/YinYangYo'', Carl The the Evil Cockroach Wizard stages injuries received from Yin and Yang while the two were in the midst of training, which leads to a kangaroo court KangarooCourt case; naturally, [[JokerJury the jury, witnesses and plantiff plaintiff are all their past villains]].
1st Dec '15 7:37:50 PM nombretomado
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* In ''GetFuzzy'', Bucky sues Fungo for knocking out two of his teeth. However, he was trying to catch Fungo in a snare trap at the time, so Judge Judy ruled in the favor of the defendant.

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* In ''GetFuzzy'', ''ComicStrip/GetFuzzy'', Bucky sues Fungo for knocking out two of his teeth. However, he was trying to catch Fungo in a snare trap at the time, so Judge Judy ruled in the favor of the defendant.
23rd Aug '15 11:35:41 AM Morgenthaler
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* In ''Film/{{Superman}}'', Supes trackes Lex Luthor's threat of a poison gas pellet to his lair under the streets of Metropolis. After he breaks down the door to see Lex sitting there calmly, Luthor tells him, "Come in. It's open. My attorney will be in touch with you about damage to the door."

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* In ''Film/{{Superman}}'', ''Film/SupermanTheMovie'', Supes trackes Lex Luthor's threat of a poison gas pellet to his lair under the streets of Metropolis. After he breaks down the door to see Lex sitting there calmly, Luthor tells him, "Come in. It's open. My attorney will be in touch with you about damage to the door."
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