3. Taco Bell
Taco Bell is fast-food chain that was forced to pay millions after allegedly stealing an advertising mascot.
Taco Bell lost a lawsuit by two Michigan men, who accused the fast food restaurant of stealing their idea. Taco Bell failed to pay them.
In June 2003, a federal jury in Michigan ordered Taco Bell to pay the creators $30.1 million, and a federal judge tacked on nearly $12 million more in interest three months later.