Sunday, 6 January 2008

The world's weirdest legal cases

And The Times also has a neat list of twenty of the world's weirdest legal cases, from the man who sued God to the man who sued TV for making his wife fat...

My favourite is the story of German lawyer, Dr Juergen Graefe, who acted for an elderly pensioner sent a tax demand for €287 million, even though the woman’s income was only €17,000. Dr Graefe fixed the problem with one standard letter to the authorities, but as German law entitles him to calculate his fee based on the amount of the reduction he obtained, his fee came to €440,234 (£308,000). It was met by the state.



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6 Jan 2008, 23:48:00  

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