A lot of ridiculous lawsuits are filed in New Jersey each year, but only one can be crowned NJCJI’s Most Ludicrous Lawsuit of the Year. 2014’s honoree, the woman suing Disney for $250 million because she claims the blockbuster hit Frozen was stolen from her autobiography, was just recently told by the court that she needs to take Queen Elsa’s advice and “let it go.”
“You can’t stop people from filing frivolous lawsuits like this, but you can discourage it. Many of the worst lawsuits are filed because New Jersey law incentivizes them. When the law encourages a disregard for personal responsibility, or allows uninjured parties and their attorneys to collect a windfall, people are going to take advantage of it,” said NJCJI President Marcus Rayner.
“Right now there are five common sense legal reform bills with bipartisan sponsorship under consideration in the legislature. The passage of this legal reform package would significantly improve New Jersey’s reputation for litigation,” said Rayner.