Arthur Firstenberg sued his neighbor for emitting bad vibrations. He wants damages of $530,000 plus an injunction prohibiting the neighbor from using an iPhone, a wireless router, a laptop computer, and light dimmer switches. Oh the horror! Mr. Firstenberg says he has electromagnetic sensitivities. If this plaintiff wins, it could be a new gold mine of litigation for trial lawyers who will be able to convince juries without any proof that a defendant’s electronics caused the plaintiff’s medical condition. This is the kind of case that trial lawyers love because it is impossible to prove where or disprove the source of the plaintiff’s bad vibes.
See also “Wi-Fi anxiety: Man sues neighbor to shut off electronics.”