We welcome everyone back to school today and hope you had a nice break.  To welcome in the new year I thought I’d share one of the more interesting “Year in Review” lists I read.  This one is from the U.S. Chamber of Commerce’s Institute for Legal Reform and lists some of the most ridiculous lawsuits of the year as voted on by readers.  Here’s a taste:

Convict sues couple he kidnapped for not helping him evade police. A man who kidnapped a couple at knifepoint while he was running from the police is now suing the victims, claiming that they promised to hide him in exchange for an unspecified amount of money.  The plaintiff, currently in jail, is seeking $235,000 for the alleged “breach of contract.”