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Dumb and Dumber: Lawsuits by Sleeping Yankees Fan and Jesse Ventura

Jim Carrey (left) and Jeff Daniels in Dumb and Dumber
Jim Carrey (left) and Jeff Daniels in Dumb and DumberPhotograph by New Line via Everett Collection

Lampooning the lawsuit industry has become an industry unto itself—and not exclusively for grins and giggles. Frivolous litigation wastes public resources and distracts from true injustice. Fresh evidence from the cases of the napping baseball fan and Jesse “The Body” Ventura:

Untimely snoozer, television loser: Andrew Rector fell asleep during a game at Yankee Stadium on April 13. To his subsequent chagrin, his catching of zzz’s caught the attention of a TV cameraman. Ridicule ensued, not least because the home team was playing arch rival Boston in a tight contest the Yankees ultimately won. I mean, the guy fell asleep during a Yankees-Red Sox game!