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Lawsuit Perpetual Motion Machine

A guy in Lodi, California seems to have discovered the lawsuit-equivalent of perpetual motion by suing himself (via Overlawyered)

When a dump truck backed into Curtis Gokey's car, he decided to sue the
city for damages. Only thing is, he was the one driving the dump truck.
But that minor detail didn't stop Gokey, a Lodi city employee, from
filing a $3,600 claim for the December accident, even after admitting
the crash was his fault.

Wow, up to this point, you needed an accomplice for this kind of thing, but now you can just do it yourself -- hop in the company car, run it into your house (or maybe the wife and kids for a really big payday) and sue the company.  Genius.