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Bizarre Lawsuit of the Day

A Pennsylvania man has sued search giant Google for $5 billion, claiming that when his Social Security number is turned upside down, "it is a scrambled code that does spell the name Google." The handwritten complaint filed in the U.S. District Court in Scranton alleges that the U.S. Justice Department "is heading the investigation into allegations of crimes against Humanity" involving Google's founders and that the plaintiff's "safety is in jepordy." The plaintiff asks the judge to order Google "to issue a first check of $250,000.00 and a second check in the amount that remains." The plaintiff also asks the judge to "deny all avenue of appeals for defendant(s)." In an accompanying request to proceed in forma pauperis, the plaintiff lists his possessions as one overdrawn checking account and one Burton snow board worth $200.

News of the case comes via the Techdirt Blog, which credits lawyer Eric Goldman for the heads up. Accompanying the complaint were various motions and supporting documents, all of which can be seen by way of Justia's federal filings.

Posted by Robert J. Ambrogi on September 20, 2007 at 03:27 PM | Permalink | Comments (1)


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