Someone on Twitter posted a link to this article. A woman wanted to sue because she assumed Cap’n Crunch Crunchberries cereal were actually berries. From Lowering The Bar:
On May 21, a judge of the U.S. District Court for the Eastern District of California dismissed a complaint filed by a woman who said she had purchased “Cap’n Crunch with Crunch Berries” because she believed it contained real fruit. The plaintiff, Janine Sugawara, alleged that she had only recently learned to her dismay that said “berries” were in fact simply brightly-colored cereal balls, and that although the product did contain some strawberry fruit concentrate, it was not otherwise redeemed by fruit. She sued, on behalf of herself and all similarly situated consumers, some of whom may believe that there are fields somewhere in our land thronged by crunchberry bushes.
You just can’t make this stuff up! My sons came up with a potential new product label resulting from one of these stupid lawsuits:
On iced tea label: Caution! Beverage is cold and may cause brain freeze.