Sat, 07 Apr 2012 13:29:28 GMT | By Jason Buckland, MSN Money
Lawsuits we can get behind

These lawsuits were popular with the public, even if they were thrown out by the courts.



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The size and price of movie theatre snacks has long been the inspiration for B-level comedians, who deliver punchless punchlines like, "And who really needs a refrigerator box full of Junior Mints, anyway? Amiright, you guys?!"

One Michigan man has had enough. According to the Detroit Free Press, a twentysomething security technician from the town of Livonia recently filed a class-action suit against his local AMC, hoping to force theatres state-wide to lower their concession prices. No matter what happens with the suit, it is legal action designed to benefit the people which has caught the imagination of the public. MSN explores other recent public-pleasing lawsuits. From suing airlines for more legroom to launching a suit against weathermen for botching the daily forecast, here are a few lawsuits for the people, by the people.

*All figures in USD.

* Bing: What is a class-action lawsuit?

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