The Stella Awards are named after 81-year old Stella Liebeck who spilled coffee on herself and successfully sued McDonald's for millions.
This years runners up are:
Jerry Williams of Little Rock, Arkansas won $14,500 after being bitten on the arse by his neighbour's beagle. Mr Williams was shooting it repeatedly with a pellet gun at the time.
Amber Carson was paid $113,500 by a Philadelphia restaurant after she broke her back from slipping on a soft drink which she had just thrown at her boyfriend.
Kara Walton of Delaware sued a nightclub and won $12,000 after falling from a bathroom window and knocking out her two front teeth. This occurred while Ms Walton was trying to sneak through the window in the ladies room to avoid paying the $3.50 cover charge.
The winner is:
Mrs Merv Grazinski of Oklahoma who purchased a brand new 32-foot Winnebago. On her first trip, she drove on the freeway, set the cruise control at 70 mph and went out back to make a sandwich. She crashed. Then sued for the manual not advising her not to do this. The jury awarded her $1,750,000 plus a new motor home. The company then changed their manuals on the basis of this suit.