It's gotta be something in the water... I guess the more likely explanation is that this is a diversion -
Hey! Look... Over There!
Why else spend resources, take up the courts time and waste ink on something that's already been decided - something that should never have been an issue to begin with. They want everyone looking at Big Gulps instead of... Well, honestly I have no idea but I suspect of you pick from one of the following categories you'll be heading in the right direction: Corruption, Fraud, Abuse of Power, Even more egregious violations of personal liberty, Someone's bank account.
Maybe even pick two or three.