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There are plenty of lawsuits in rock history, but some are less garden variety than others.

One such lawsuit was filed by a fan against Rod Stewart on this day (November 13) in 1990, and it’s certainly a doozy.  In honor of this odd anniversary, here are four of our favorite strange lawsuits in rock history.

Patricia Boughton vs. Rod Stewart

Boughton attended a show of Stewart’s in 1989 at the then Pine Knob Music Theatre in Clarkston, Mich.  During Stewart’s show when he traditionally kicks a soccer ball into the crowd, the ball hit Boughton’s hand that allegedly resulted in a ruptured tendon in her middle finger.  She sued Stewart for $75K with one of her claims being “loss of companionship.”  Boughton’sthen-husband said the injury posed difficulty for them to “get into sexual activity.”  The suit was later settled for $17K.

Rod Stewart Performs "Hot Legs" and Shows Off His Soccer Skills

Rod Stewart shows off his soccer skills while he performs "Hot Legs." He also signs eery single ball himself! Facebook: Twitter: Online:

Erica Banas is a rock/classic rock news blogger who's well versed in etiquette and extraordinarily nice.