When Jonathan Lee Riches heard that Guinness Book Of World Records planned to name him as “The Most Litigious Man”, he did what he knows best: he sued the record-holding institution to have his name removed form the book!
Since 2006, Jonathan Lee Riches has filed more than 2,600 lawsuits in various US district courts. Some of his most famous defendants are George W. Bush, Steve Jobs, Martha Stewart and Britney Spears to name of few. Of course, there are some more weird lawsuits such as against “Adolf Hitler’s National Socialist Party”, the Nordic gods, Plato, Nostradamus, Che Guevara, the Lincoln Memorial, the Eiffel Tower, the 13 Tribes of Israel and the list goes on and on…
So after learning that Guinness Book of World Records was about to give him the most-litigious crown his natural reaction was to… sue them! (the article continues after the ad)
However, Guinness spokesperson Sara Wilcox told The Huffington Post that the “most litigious man” has never been a Guinness World Record listing, and the institution has no plan to create one.
The action, pretty much like the vast majority of Riches’ filings, was soon dismissed.
In 2016 he published a book with a collection of his lawsuits that you can buy on Amazon!