Most Ridiculous Lawsuits of 2009

In his lawsuit, Hunt said that through her book, Zisblatt looked to "further the Jewish political agenda and profit off of these fantastical tales," the Florida Sun Sentinel reported.

Hunt was convicted of attacking Wiesel in 2008. The attack was an alleged attempt to convince Wiesel to recant his Holocaust memories.

At his 2008 sentencing, Hunt apologized and said he had experienced "severe mental breakdown." He was sentenced to two years in prison but received credit for time served and good behavior.

4. Tourist Sues Hotel, Claiming Swimming Pool Got Daughter Pregnant

A Polish woman sued an Egyptian hotel after her 13-year-old daughter returned from vacation pregnant. The woman, Magdalena Kwiatkowska, claimed her daughter became pregnant after swimming in the hotel pool.

Kwiatkowska claimed that "stray sperm" in the pool was responsible for the pregnancy and was adamant that her daughter didn't meet boys on the trip, The London Paper reported.

5. Illegal Immigrants Sue Rancher Who Turned Them Over to Border Patrol

An Arizona rancher was ordered to pay $73,000 to four women who, along with a group of others, were illegally crossing the U.S.-Mexico border. In February, a jury found that Roger Barnett was guilty of assault and infliction of emotional distress for holding a group of migrants at gunpoint before turning them over to U.S. Border Patrol.

Barnett, a former sheriff's deputy, was accused of threatening the group and kicking one woman before border patrol agents arrived.

Lauded by some as a hero and criticized by others as a vigilante, Barnett has said that he has turned over thousands of undocumented immigrants to U.S. authorities.

Barnett and ranchers have complained that migrants have damaged their land. Barnett told The Washington Times that migrants have torn up his water pumps, damaged fences, killed cattle, stolen trucks and broken into his home.

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