People have sued because they got their hands run over trying to steal hubcaps. (Terrence Dickinson I believe is the name) Saying a lawsuit on record is shady means your misinformed. People sue for anything.
The hubcap guy was a different person. Terrence Dickson was the burglar who cashed in when, after robbing a house, he got himself trapped behind a self-locking door in the attached garage and was locked inside for eight days until the homeowner returned from vacation. Dickson subsisted on canned Pepsi and dry dog food stored in the garage.
Dickson sued the homeowner and won $500,000. Nice work if you can get it.