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Litigious Societies

News of the Weird by Chuck Shepherd

By News of the Weird by Chuck Shepherd

Published Sept. 7, 2016

Litigious Societies

Insurance agent John Wright filed a lawsuit in Will County, Illinois, in June over teenagers playing "ding dong ditch," in which kids ring a doorbell but run away before the resident answers. The lawsuit claims that bell-ringer Brennan Papp, 14, caused Wright "severe emotional distress, anxiety, and weight loss," resulting in at least $30,000 of lost income.

The ex-boyfriend of Nina Zgurskaya filed a lawsuit in Siberia after she broke up with him for his reluctance to "pop the question" after a two-year courtship. The man, not named in a dispatch from Moscow, demanded compensation for his dating expenses. The trial court ruled against him, but he is appealing. [ (Joliet, Illinois), 6-24-2016] [Daily Telegraph (London), 6-3-2016]