Lawyers are arseholes
It's shit like this that makes everyone think that lawyers are idiots, and that the USA is a country overflowing with spurious lawsuits. Read here about the lawyer trying to claim damages for trousers lost by his dry cleaner. Reasonable, you might say, but the damages that he is seeking are $65 million. He is clearly a prick, and this is the sort of claim that seems to be increasingly common over here.