It’s not quite an episode of “American Greed”
(American Greed is a “dissection of the dark side of the American Dream… involving credit card scams, identity theft, counterfeiting and Ponzi schemes.”)
A homeowner hired a contractor to build a custom designed home, then sued the contractor for “defective work”, because she didn’t like the finished product (your editor was advised that the house really was “ugly”). Another homeowner (with a Jaguar in the garage) paid several million dollars cash for a home in a new development, then sued the contractor; the homeowner was overheard admitting that he made the claim to get money to remodel the house. An employee claimed to have been injured in a motor vehicle accident while on the job; workers’ compensation awarded him chiropractic care for life. He then sued the driver of the other car involved; the driver was determined to have not caused the claimed accident-related injury. Workers’ compensation advised that the finding meant that plaintiff would no longer receive any chiropractic care for the “disability” on the grounds it was not a “work-related” injury.