Okay, this not a new case, but it’s too wacky to omit on that basis. The waitresses at the Panama City Beach Hooters were told that whoever sold the most beer would get a new Toyota. As reported by the AP,
[Hooters waitress Jodee] Berry, 27, won a beer sales contest in last May at the Panama City Beach Hooters. She believed she had won a new Toyota car.
She was blindfolded and led to the restaurant parking lot, but when the blindfold was removed, she found she was the winner of a toy Yoda Star Wars doll.
Ha ha ha. So incredibly not funny. Ms. Berry sued and … won!
“She’s satisfied with it,” said [her] attorney, David Noll. He did say that Berry can now go to a local car dealership and “pick out whatever type of Toyota she wants.”
Berry 1, Hooters 0 (though they did get a lot of publicity from it – and it’s still making its way around the internet).