This may be too complex for Fail Blog to sum up – but it’s a pretty funny story.
A secretary working for Pepsi inadvertently almost cost them $1.6 Billion (depending on the outcome of an appeal). She received a legal notice from two guys who are suing Pepsi for stealing their idea to sell bottled water in 1981. It all seems a bit Alex Lloyd and the serviette to me… but at this stage they’re in the box seat.
This secretary was so busy that she forgot to give it to them. And they didn’t show up to the hearing. So the guys were awarded a default judgment.
It pays to check your mail properly.